* Posts by Clunking Fist

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Watch an oblivious Tesla Model 3 smash into an overturned truck on a highway 'while under Autopilot'

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Re: I get that the cameras may not have picked out the truck...

"People with damaged equipment that doesn't support depth perception are simply banned from driving in most countries."

I had an elderly neighbour with only one functioning eye (she had lost sight recently in the other eye) and she was apparently allowed to drive. She knew all the local roads so maybe didn't need to worry about depth perception too much. But I swear she was oblivious to anything to the left of her. Scarily so.

Made-up murder claims, threats to kill Twitter, rants about NSA spying – anything but mention 100,000 US virus deaths, right, Mr President?

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Re: That is why they are called "Trumpanzees"

"That is why they are called "Trumpanzees""

Hang on a mo' though: they look like Bush, not Trump.

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To be clear: Scarborough didn't kill anyone.

Perhaps the Drumpf is still upset about being called a Russian agent for 3 years without any sign of Twitter (or Facebook or Youtube) doing any fact-checking? We saw the entire Democratic Party, vast chunks of the "Intelligence Community" and 90%+ of the mainstream media push this "fact", then just shrug when it came to nothing. And no one seemed to care about how weak it made the USA look to its enemies.

From attacked engineers to a crypto-loving preacher with a questionable CV: Yep, it's still very much 5G silly season

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Re: It can get worse!

"but people were frightened of the "Nuclear" bit."

Let's hope they don't panic if they ever hear what DNA stands for. That's right: there's acid sloshing around inside you, probably damaging your cells. Especially when you use a CELL phone. Join the dots, sheeple.

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Re: Telegraph

"The Guardian now a joke comic for elderly commies. It's been predicting the demise of NATO and capitalism for decades, and its readers (I know a few) still parrot it as if, like the Jehovah's Witnesses, their prognostications were not in Nostradamus territory.

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Re: 5C 5G Coincidence?

1-B

2-O

3-R

4-I

5-S

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Re: 5C 5G Coincidence?

And a Pentagon has 5 points.

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Re: Repeating History....?

"Love it! Fucktards the lot of 'em."

Mmmmm, mummies in Range Rovers...

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Re: Fall of empires (and civilization too?)

"the people around him are able to push him into whatever position they want."

Err, true of every President since...

Obama ran out of bombs in the Middle-east, was convinced to destroy Libya, sell illegal weapons to Mexican drug lords, bail out the banks, implement a healthcare system which was a monopoly auction-house for one of his health insurance election-funder buddies, not close GitMo, continue the torture programmes, sell uranium to the Russians, not investigate all the foreign money going into the Clinton Foundation, renew the Patriot Act.

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Re: Fall of empires (and civilization too?)

"But yes, if he can't win then it's unlikely the ... security services will support him any longer. "

What planet do you live on? Security services have been trying to oust him since the 2016 election. On the basis that he's slightly less likely to invade countries than Obama, Clinton and the Bushes.

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Re: Fall of empires (and civilization too?)

"Think what damage an angry narcissistic toddler could do in three months with that power."

Indeed, we only need to look at what Obama did:

- Place extra sanctions on Russia for "interfering" in the US elections

- Wire-tap the incoming administration and try and catch key members in perjury traps.

- Spread misinformation about Russian control of Trump

We may not like Trump, but the US "Intelligence Community" hated his guts and did a lot of bad stuff to get rid of him. And MSNBC, CNN New York Times, Buzzfeed, etc. all rooted for them.

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Re: Fall of empires (and civilization too?)

"But, after 2016 multiple lawsuits were brought against these various 'faithless elector' laws"

Yeah, wasn't that because folk were trying to pressure them into NOT put their state's votes towards Trump? Because he was "literally Hitler" etc.

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Re: Fall of empires (and civilization too?)

"Donald Trump is not going to recognise the outcome of the US Presidential Elections if he doesn't win at least 75%."

WTF? Are you trying to illustrate an example of a conspiracy theory? Or demonstrating that you believe in one? Do you or did you believe that Trump was a Russian agent? That the evidence was "overwhelming"? Or did you believe he was "literally Hitler" and that Madonna was correct to call for the bombing of the White House?

Dutch spies helped Britain's GCHQ break Argentine crypto during Falklands War

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"hides critical information about the means of intelligence gathering from your own side, especially politicians"

We tried that, it was called fascism.

(But you're not wrong,witness how Obama has got himself in hot water by acknowledging that he knew all about General Flynn's phone call to the Russian Ambassador to the US...)

Behold: The ghastly, preening, lesser-spotted Incredible Bullsh*tting Customer

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Does this just confirm my bias: most celebrities are cunts?

We dunno what's more wild: This vid of Japan's probe bouncing off an asteroid to collect a sample – or that the rock was sun-burnt

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Re: All that effort the asteroid took

Yeah, my first thought was "So this will be how civilisation ends: when Ryugu's new orbit brings it to earth in x years time" Now would be a good time for someone to point out that it is so small, it would simply burn up in our atmosphere. However, the larger asteroid it will nudge is the one I'm worrying about.

IBM Watson GPU cloud cluster Brexits from London to Frankfurt – because GDPR

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Re: Pointless And Political

"Cheering for your crappy side even though they're objectively worse"

Objectively, eh? Eye of beholder, much?

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Re: English please

Have a coffee, the world will seem better.

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Re: Pointless And Political

"Why is anyone surprised this little island (wannabe) dictatorship"

Who are the wannabes? The voters who marginally voted for independence in the first referendum? Or the voters who voted overwhelmingly in the second?

Why should the UK pensions watchdog be able to spy on your internet activities? Same reason as the Environment Agency and many more

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Re: @Whitter

"If you mean *not* racist homophobic xenophobic scum, then that's a good thing."

Indeed. But how did they end up visiting a feminist who disagreed online with a transgender activist?

Vodafone chief speaks out after 5G conspiracy nuts torch phone mast serving Nightingale Hospital in Brum

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An in-law used to stick little pieces of lead sheeting over the old (usually green) LED display on her microwave oven (as well as other appliances and the car clock).

Oh Hell. Remember the glory days of Demon Internet? Well, now would be a good time to pick a new email address

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Re: Sad to see it go

What's the P&P on those diskettes? And do you have a range of colours?

Remember that clinical trial, promoted by President Trump, of a possible COVID-19 cure? So, so, so many questions...

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Re: Donald Jenius Trump

"You're happy to draw a statistical inference from a sample size of two?"

Actually, it could be argued to be a population size of 330M Americans,only 2 ingested (that we know of).

Or perhaps 142,000 confirmed US positives, only 2 ingested?

Want to see through walls? Electroboffins build tiny chip in the lab that vibrates at just the right frequency to do it

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Re: Kapton tape, sapphire substrate, gold or tungsten and titanium

"but now they're everywhere."

Really? I ordered some sharks several year ago, still not delivered.

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Re: "productization"

Surely it is available OFF the shelf? I apologise for calling you Shirley.

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Re: "productization"

Yes, I too hate this bastardization of the English language.

PC owners borg into the most powerful computer the world has ever known – all in the search for coronavirus cure

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They haven't fucked up: they are running out of bandwidth and are working with a number of folk (incl Linus TechTips with their 10Gb fibre link) to move some of the server load off-site. They are also in the process of ramping up the work pipeline, as they are pleasantly overwhelmed by the sudden uptake: at least 3 publications have highlighted what they are doing, all at the same time (some folk have switched from SETi to [email protected]). Plus they are a university programme, not a corporation. So maybe give them a break?

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Re: When you say spare cycles...

I'm running it on 3 machines.

One is a Q6600 that we only use to watch netflicks on our dumb tele. I opted for full, but haven't noticed extra noise... but it is a noisy machine at idle anyway.

The other is a i7-2600 for watching netflx on our other dumb tv, and that doesn't seem any noisy than usual.

The third is a i7-6700 built in an old case that isn't particularly quiet, but doesn't seem any noisy than usual either.

They are normally sleeping or hibernating, so having them on is noticeable if you are in the same room. But they aren't in bedrooms, so they can run all night without disturbing us. And keep us warm.

US prez Donald Trump declares America closed to those flying in from Schengen zone over coronavirus woes

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Re: Hmm

Strange. To me it felt like someone else's family. Sometimes we argue. We like to live our own lives. So we left.

Have you ever seen one of these, son? Ricoh spins off 360° camera boffins to debut neuralyzer-shaped snapper

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Blockchain

"Vecnos also waxed lyrical about AI enhancements while not really explaining how these will work."

Pfft, my MiCam360°SuperPro utilises blockchain.

Google: You know we said that Chrome tracker contained no personally identifiable info? Yeah, about that...

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Re: Hey, why stop there?

Way to go, KittenHuffer: denying AC's lived experience. Who are you to question how they identify?

(PS on a discussion about privacy, does your handle proudly boast that you go down on the underaged? Sad.)

House of Lords push internet legend on greater openness and transparency from Google. Nope, says Vint Cerf

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"Thunderf00t had a video on that subject swiftly demonetised even though it seemed pretty fair & accurate."

They. Don't. Like. Him.

So they hover over his every video.

Morrisons puts non-essential tech changes on ice as panic-stricken shoppers strip stores

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Re: "throughput of goods is in excess of the usual Christmas peak"

Folk are buying loo roll because they're stuck inside... with the internet? Phnarp.

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Re: "throughput of goods is in excess of the usual Christmas peak"

Why so much bog roll, you ask. Beans. Is the answer.

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Re: "throughput of goods is in excess of the usual Christmas peak"

"I panicked and bought £15 worth of coffee"

So about 250g then? That's enough for a whole day for those in Hackney. So selfish!

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Re: "throughput of goods is in excess of the usual Christmas peak"

With all them beans, you'll need more bog roll...

After 16 years of hype, graphene finally delivers on its promise – with a cosmetic face mask

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Re: I wonder how long it'll be before ...

"- ex-chemist, who wrote his MSc thesis on graphite intercalation compounds"

Pfft, but I read something on the internet that says you're wrong.

Mine's the one with Ripleys Believe it or Not VHS in the pocket

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Re: has not said quite how its cosmetic face masks will benefit from graphene

Gluten free condoms? Gosh, I hadn't thought of that.

Brit MPs, US senators ramp up pressure on UK.gov to switch off that green-light for Huawei 5G gear

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"look at the governmental systems running the major countries of the world to get a sense of just how bad retrograde can be."

So what do you suggest, Comrade?

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Re: change the date to (say) 1929

" Kim Il Sung to Donald Trump can gain power simply by telling people they'll make it better."

Vote for me for Hope & Change, said Obama. So ALL politicians, not just the ones you don't like...

Surprise! Plans for a Brexit version of the EU's Galileo have been delayed

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Re: Good

"As for EU level, I don't see military actions being decided at EU level for at least two decades."

You think the EU will be around in 2 decades. Bless.

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Re: Good

"He is an old man with an unhealthy lifestyle, no amount of money can offset that." Indeed, that's why we have to hope that Biden, Sanders or Bloomberg can replace him! preferably Biden, so there's a chance that sniffing young girls hair is legalised. Actually Bllomberg would be good, so we can bring in racial profiling and get rid of farmers. No, Sanders would be good, cos free stuff.

The Wristwatch of the Long Now: When your MTBF is two centuries

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Re: Jeff is a doofus

Joe, you're doing it wrong. The rich travel around in private jets fretting about YOUR carbon footprint. They take taxes off you to pay the salaries of their university educated children as policy analysts and stakeholder relations officers. And you are asked to contribute to the give a little pages of victims of crimes or unfortunate illnesses.

After all, housing and support for for ex-cons, rehab centres for the addicted, none of that is sexy.

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Re: Physics won't change.. Maths won't change.. Humans won't change...

"But human behavior does change -- a continual slope downhill"

Indeed from bear baiting and cock fights to... the NHS, public transport and libraries.

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I'm actually disagreeing with the sentiment. In the olden days, no one needed a watch. We looked at the sky and had a fairly good idea whether we were hungry because it was lunch time or dinnertime.

A watch back then cost a packet, so only the wealthy had them. Now most people can afford to carry the time and their calendar with them. Plus a camera. And make phone calls.

Having a watch was an improvement on not having a watch. Having a timepiece that can make phone calls and take 4K video for less than a fortnight's salary is an improvement. Why make it last more than 2-3 year, when there will be amazing new features that we'll all want.

Years ago an Omega, etc was a status symbol, not merely a time piece. So too is the S20. But a J5 will do the job...

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Re: Beware survival bias

And programme a VCR? Forgetaboutit.

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Re: Instilling new timeframes of thought in a world beset by faster/shorter.

3.9 is a warning that you live next to a motorway. Or in an earthquake prone area.

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Sorry...

... what's a "watch"?

I was startled when my teenage children looked at me blankly when I mentioned "CDs".

"Kinda like a DVD for music" I explained. They were somewhat aware of DVDs.

"They came after records and cassettes and before mp3"

"Empee what?" they asked...

I point to the big mast on the hill and they laugh when I try and explain broadcast TV and radio.

Assange lawyer: Trump offered WikiLeaker a pardon in exchange for denying Russia hacked Democrats' email

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Re: His name is Seth Rich

"The amount of evidence that the DNC server was hacked is enormous."

Is that so? As much as that "mountain of evidence" that Trump was a Russian agent and colluded with them to steal the 2016 election?

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Re: liberals

"it's really not important that their orange jesus fucks porn stars"

Well, compared to f*cking underage sex slaves and then being blackmailed about it, it really isn't.

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