* Posts by The Bobster

41 posts • joined 11 Oct 2012

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.

New satellites could cause catastrophic space junk collisions

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That's the Power of Love!

Annoyingly precocious teen who ruined Trek is now an asteroid

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Hashtag GreatestGen

I cannot believe that no-one has posted:

- Young Wesley Crusher

- The Boy???

- My Son!!!

<Baker Street Sax Drop...>


Martha Lane Fox: Brexit is all about MEEEEeeee!

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"Manifesto for a Networked Nation" should be a case study on every marketing degree course.

German mayor's browser tabs catch him with trousers down

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Should've used the Private Browsing excuse, "I was shopping for a birthday gift for my wife!"

4K catches fire with OTT streamers, while broadcasters burn

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Re: HDR is more important than UHD, right?

If I understand it correctly, there's no equivalent ITU-R standard for HDR yet, in a simialr manner to Rec. 709 for HDTV.

I think that means that there's no consistent method of processing HDR across capture device, processing, transmission and display. So you will get a different interpretation of HDR depending on what equipment you use at each stage of the process.

Would much prefer HDR to UHDTV any day.

Falcon 9 fireworks display grounds SpaceX

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Re: Debug Question ?


In summary:

3,000 telemetry channels.

Video (internal to the vehicle and external) and debris analysis.

"Detailed close-out photos of stage construction"

Or basically the same press release with added expert opinion http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/07/spacex-falcon-9-failure-investigation-focuses-update/

UK.gov mulls three-point turn on three-point turn thanks to satnav. Weeeeeeee. THUD

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Re: Pedantic

Heh. Two small dots of carefully aligned tipp-ex on the bottom of the rear window of the driving school's vehicle (which was also used for taking tests).

Scientists skeptical of Lockheed Martin's truck-sized fusion reactor breakthrough boast

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Last time LockMart got some traction with this idea, the timescales quoted were 2017 prototype, 2022 full vewrsion. So it looks as if timescales have slipped by 2/3 years. Maybe their breakthrough is more akin to reducing the "fusion is always 30 years away" to "fusion is always 10 years away".

OTOH it would be really, really neat if they made it work.

NASA finds ancient films that extend Arctic ice record by 15 years

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@Hugh Needs Terry-Thomas icon.

Diary note: Pluto's close-up is a year from … now!

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For balance...

I hope there's a Charon Oxygen Kollection Experiment

Branson's SpaceShipTwo succeeds in first rocket-powered flight

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@John Smith 19

It doesn't fall under aircraft regulation.

Commercial aircraft are type approved (in brief, the regulatory body says "This aircraft is safe to fly").

RLV's are covered (currently) by the FAA's experimental permit regime and (once in service) by a launch licence regime under the Commercial Space Launch Amendement Act 2002. The FAA/US Gov are specifically saying that the vehicles are *not* certified as safe by them and all participants will have to sign a waiver to the effect that they absolve the FAA, the operator, manufacturers and subcontractors of all liability, except in the case of gross negligence.

Participants also have to be presented with, amongst other things, stats on the operating history and fatalities of *all* spacecraft.

ISS crew fling out arm, grab SpaceX Dragon capsule

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Re: Vestibule.


That is all.


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