* Posts by The Bobster

62 publicly visible posts • joined 11 Oct 2012


Regulator says stranger entered hospital, treated a patient, took a document ... then vanished

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I wonder what the rate of kidney regrowth was in this hospital after the incident.

Now AWS gets a ChatGPT-style Copilot: Amazon Q to be your cloud chat assistant

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"We are done with random stuff today."


Space Force turns to Falcon Heavy for spaceplane's seventh mission

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Re: Must be

Indeed, Jimmy2Cows.

X looks back at year of so-called 'engineering excellence' under Musk

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Re: Going Down (in Droopy’s voice)


Japan cruises ahead with drive-thru EV charging trial

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Re: Vehicle ID based charging

Indeed. Try doing 50 launch control starts in an EV and see if you even get close to double figures. Here's Road & Track doing that in a 2014 911 Turbo S. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5DRCTW-Q7o

AI safety guardrails easily thwarted, security study finds

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Re: Bollocks

Don't know, but I think I heard them play a session on the John Peel show in the nineties.

Scientists suggest possible solution to space-induced bone loss

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Space-induced bone loss?


World's most powerful free-electron laser upgraded to fire a million X-rays per second

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Cracking video, thanks for including it @Reg

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's pop artifact stash now heads to a museum

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Re: Relics

What would come after the dash...?

Tesla board members to return $735M in compensation settlement

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Re: Just a bunch of plain, simple lads

Jumped, eh? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX4e81L-J7s

Microsoft puts profanity filter on %@!#ing Teams transcripts

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A classic "so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should" issue.

If AI drives humans to extinction, it'll be our fault

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Re: Will it make

W oof!

Amazon confirms it locked Microsoft engineer out of his Echo gear over false claim

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Re: no backup strategy, SMH stupidity

Hence the word...sabotage.

Germans beat Tesla to autonomous L3 driving in the Golden State

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Re: Blast from the Past

...my friends all have Teslas

they don't make the bends.

Child-devouring pothole will never hurt a BMW driver again

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Re: They should have called...

Obligatory GreatestGen reference https://greatestgen.fandom.com/wiki/Hole

Uptime guarantees don't apply when you turn a machine off, then on again, to 'fix' it

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ISAy it's a good job he didn't get run over by a BUS, as he was so important to the organisation.

Anyone want an International Space Station? Slightly used

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Re: It's really obvious what to do...

Yes, absolutely, I do indeed concur wholeheartedly!

Musk said Twitter would open source its algorithm – then fired the people who could

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Re: Snake Oil Salesman who forgot to move on...

Is there a chance the track could bend?

US Supreme Court asked if cops can plant spy cams around homes

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Re: You have no expectation of privacy

France is bacon!

Scientists, why not simply invent a working fusion plant using $50m from Uncle Sam

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Re: Given the average incandescent bulb is 60W

"Incandescent? I was absolutely livid!"

NASA's six-mile-wide orbital telescope is 1/6th built

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Frackin' chrome job

Browsers could face two regimes in Europe as UK law set to diverge from EU

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Re: Finally

"and for some reason, also sport" #W1A

Back-to-office mandates won't work, says Salesforce's Benioff

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Re: Happy to return to work if....

Or the git that produces the perl?

Google says it would release its photorealistic DALL-E 2 rival – but this AI is too prejudiced for you to use

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Not sure what those teddy bears are doing but there's no 400m butterfly in the olympics or any other international meet. Those poor teddypaws would be tired out after doing the regulation 200m; making them swim double that would be cruel and unusual punishment.

McAfee's and FireEye rename themselves ‘Trellix’

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Re: a rampant bougainvillea that sent a loved one to hospital …

Rampant Bougainvillea

Great band name or terrible band name. Vote below!

Move over exoplanets, exomoons are the next big thing

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Re: Supermoons


GCHQ was rebuked for ignoring spy law safeguards as pandemic hit Britain

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Re: Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

The Coastguard?

[obligatory Simpsons reference]

AI algorithms can help erase bright streaks of internet satellites – but they cannot save astronomy

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No bloody A, B, C or D.

Jeff Bezos wants to build a business park in space

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Re: Zaphod? Is that You?

Jeff? He's just zis guy, you know?

Ancient with a dash of modern: We joined the Royal Navy to find there's little new in naval navigation

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Re: Suggested podcast

Omega Tau 318 – (My Flight with) The USAF Thunderbirds is especially worth a listen as well.

Australia gave police power to compel sysadmins into assisting account takeovers – so they plan to use it

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Re: Annoyed by unexplaimed Acronyms?

UAAS? Not me!

Salesforce's Patterson blazes a trail for humble-braggers everywhere

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Re: Question

Alright there, yessir!

Spent really too much time discussing this in work back in 2012.

Should really be Team BI (sponsored by Mcrosoft?) - but BI for Britsh Islands rather then British Isles because the latter includes the full island of Ireland.

We don't know why it's there, we don't know what it does – all we know is that the button makes everything OK again

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Re: The knob......

After about 18 months in the office, HVAC engineer discovered that the West-side user control panel was connected to the East-side HVAC ceiling unit and vice versa. With of course hilarious consequences.

SpaceX's Starlink: Overhyped and underpowered to meet broadband needs of Rural America, say analysts

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Re: What's the problem?

An offline solar system must be the ultimate in having an ex-directory phone number.

Looking for something on which to spend all that bonus Bitcoin? How about The Hoff's very own KITT?

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Insufficient Data

It may be "fully functional", but is it "programmed in multiple techniques"?

Don’t panic, but five jet drones just used their AI to chat and collaborate while in flight

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Re: I was out walking the dog last afternoon

Running the CGI rendering on internal wetware is also better!

Amazon bean-counter, her husband, father-in-law cough up $2.6m after SEC collars them on insider-trading rap

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Re: Victimless Crime

And Moe is the only victim!

My crow soft adds audio transcription to premium Word Online... Only joking. It's pretty good if a bit on the slow side

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Eat up Martha.


Virgin Galactic reveals giant mirror feature in cabin design for Beardy Branson's space bus

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So apart from the facts that:

- It's not a reveal of _a_ spaceship cabin because its CGI.

- It's not a reveal of _the_ spaceship cabin because the "spaceship" will have 4 seats, not 6.

- It's not a reveal of a _spaceship_ cabin because it doesn't reach space.

the rest of it is probably perfectly accurate.

Podcast Addict banned from Google Play Store because heaven forbid app somehow references COVID-19

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Re: AI is rubbish, developer doesn't read emails?

Another satisfied user. IAP on its way.

In case you need more proof the world's gone mad: Behold, Apple's $699 Mac Pro wheels

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Re: Re Cycle Wheels

Stupid sexy Flanders.

French pensioner ejected from fighter jet after accidentally grabbing bang seat* handle

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Re: Double ejection

A very interesting (if quite long) podcast episode from the often excellent Omega Tau on host Markus Voelter's flight with the USAF dispaly team Thunderbirds, including the excellent medical briefing and flight briefing he went through. The mind boggles that this french guy seemed to just rock up and go.


Microsoft corrects '775 per cent cloud usage surge' claim: Big number only applied to Teams and only in Italy

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Re: Really?

I would say it's particularly uncromulent.

Uncle Sam's nuke-stockpile-simulating souped-super El Capitan set to hit TWO exa-FLOPS, take crown as world's fastest machine in 2023

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Re: Anyone heard

This place is a message… and part of a system of messages… pay attention to it! Sending this message was important to us. We considered ourselves to be a powerful culture.

This place is not a place of honor…no highly esteemed deed is commemorated here… nothing valued is here.

What is here is dangerous and repulsive to us. This message is a warning about danger.

The danger is in a particular location… it increases toward a center… the center of danger is here… of a particular size and shape, and below us.

The danger is still present, in your time, as it was in ours.

The danger is to the body, and it can kill.

The form of the danger is an emanation of energy.

The danger is unleashed only if you substantially disturb this place physically. This place is best shunned and left uninhabited.

Is it a make-up mirror? Is it a tiny frisbee? No, it's the bonkers Cyrcle Phone, with its TWO headphone jacks

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If Google smart spectacle users were called Glassholes will purchasers of this device be called Cyrcle Jerks?

Like a grotty data addict desperately jonesing for its next fix, Google just can't stop misbehaving

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Re: I just cannot see what the actual issue is

But you can get something out of the "billions they are making" by buying their stock, can't you?

HP Inc waves bye to EMEA president with 'immediate effect'

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Re: Home printers are rubbish

You OK, hun?

Look, we know it feels like everything's going off the rails right now, but think positive: The proton has a new radius

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Re: Perhaps they should have run the experiment in Wales!

He doesn't use // The bucket anymore

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moves to shut Parliament

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Now we've stopped talking about Brexit and are talking about whether we should be talking about Brexit.

I'd like to Newton-Raphson this up a notch by talking about whether we should be talking about whether we should be talking about Brexit.