* Posts by Atomic Duetto

30 posts • joined 27 Jun 2014

Hey Mister Prime Minister ... Scott! Can you get off my lawn please, mate?

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Morrison is Steve Bradbury (except we like Steve)

Yeah, nah

He’s still considered a goose by most everybody, it’s just that there really isn’t any remotely good choices to had. I’m all for our trans Tasman cousins (NZ not Tas.) to rise up an overthrow our watery fowl overlords and install Jacinda, and their good sense and compassion.. that would be choice, bro :)

I’m even happy to say Jersey and call it a batch...

Data centre reveals it modeled interiors on The Hunt for Red October sets

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Ah Jaysùs.... made me look


European electric vehicle sales surged in Q4 2019 but only accounted for wafer-thin slice of total car purchases

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Re: Wrong Target

I’m not so sure they’re poorly maintained. Most diesel buses, large haulage transport, etc., were originally designed to chuck out large clouds of black smoke.. ie. operating as originally intended.

Apple: EU can't make us use your stinking common charging standard

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Re: Hate Apple, love Lightning connector though

Could be a broken/dry solder joint.. depending upon access and skill you can fix it... or just continue to hold it in what is now the “right way”

Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise, politicians will philander... And US voting machines will be physically insecure

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I’m just here for the headline

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t

Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t

Maybe you’ll divorce at 40

Maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary

Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance; so are everybody else’s

Bored and looking for something to do with your fingers? Why not try speed-cubing at a central London pop-up?

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Re: Anniversary hype

Bastard! It’s been months since somebody reminded me I was playing the game :/

Our Skyborg (actual US govt program) will be just like IBM Watson, beams Air Force bod

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I just had a flashback where I worked for two companies that used lotus notes. Such a tedious, slow and counter intuitive product. Fark’n, my mind had blocked it all until now!!

PS, your playing the game

Assange catgate hearing halted as Ecuador hunts around for someone who speaks Australian

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Open the box, open the box

Ha......., I imagine this used to be Schrödinger’s cat. Pussy always gets its revenge (and fairynuff to)

Don't mean to alarm you – but NASA is about to pummel the planet with huge frikkin' space laser

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Fantastic, triple green lasers firing 10K a second providing a mapping range as small as 70cm..... just the one question, just how accurate is this touted elevation accuracy, +- 1mm or 10Km.. unless I missed it (I’m in an liquorice and Heineken enhanced haze here), there’s perhaps absolutely no mention??

USA! USA! We're No.1! And we want to keep it that way – in spaaaace

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Re: Shouldn't that be


I’m surprised how long it took before we got a Pew, pew comment!

(Han shot first)

Boffins build a 2D 'quantum walk' that's not a computer, but could still blow them away

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Forty two...

Boffins upload worm's brain into a computer, teach it tricks

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Farkin!! I read "woman" instead of "worm".. In my defence I've been working all weekend on a ridiculously large bid. How many Hail Marys (or other elreg penance units) do I need to say (drink)

The UK's super duper 1,000mph car is being tested in Cornwall

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Photobucket are vandals (of history)

There was a brilliant build thread started by one of the lead engineers on Pistonheads... Unfortunately photobucket has gobbled all the glorious photos describing in detail all the bits that were created to build it..


Yes, British F-35 engines must be sent to Turkey for overhaul

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Perhaps on the African swallow, however this is a European swallow

Huge flying arse makes successful test flight

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So it's a Barge Arse freighter then...

I'll get my coat (for the Aussies in the room)

Blighty's Bloodhound 1,000mph rocket car unveiled ahead of record attempt

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Set aside a few hours

You may wish to set aside a few hours.


Lots of problems, engineering, solutions and pictures from one of the team.

Taylor Swift boycotts Apple Music over no-pay-for-plays shocker

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Henceforth to be known as (the) Fairly Swift result.

... Well done Ms Taylor.

POD RACING: SpaceX will build the Hyperloop railgun tube-way – you bring the ride

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No human will ride

What about a pod full of playful kittens, simply to increase exposure on YouTube.

RAF Eurofighter gets a Battle of Britain makeover

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Five minutes of internets sleuthing..

... brings up the photographer as Mr Richard Paver, with a higher res version on PinInterest. I don't know how that works having never used it... So try this (all rights remain with copyright owner, your mileage may vary, never operate heavy machinery when drowsy, see a Dr if pain persists)


US Air Force reveals what's inside its top-secret space plane, this time

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Sailor moon

How long would it take a cube sat with a 32m2 sail to actually get to the moon ?

I hope it has teak decking on it somewhere.

El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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I give the reg 12 weeks b4 you're forgotten

Still fucked, still to hard to quickly scan and read or choose an article based on comments. On that, what makes a "top article" top?

Honestly, I've not read more than four or five stories since the redesign. I used to be in here multiple times during the day.

What a cluster fuck

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I'm on an iPad and it looks crap... Far too much white space, huge fonts and shit layout. Fer instance, I have to scroll when hitting the comments page just to see the first comment.

Could I have a link to the old site please

Can I have the most commented list back too.. Or are you afraid people won't read all the 'articles'.

It really is shit.

Solar sandwich cooks at 40 per cent efficiency

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Re: 40 per cent efficiency - we progress

Welcome to the starship Team Australia. Please do not be alarmed by anything you see or hear around you. You are bound to feel some initial ill effects as you’ve been rescued from certain death at an improbability level of two to the power of two-hundred and seventy-six thousand, seven-hundred and nine to one against - possibly much higher. We are now cruising at a level of two to the power of twenty-five thousand to one against and falling, and we will be restoring normality as soon as we are sure what is normal anyway. Thank you. Two to the power of twenty-thousand to one against the LNP being booted out and falling…

Bendy, but hangs loose too: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10-inch Android tab

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In there any reason I have to pay nearly twice as much for it here in Australia

(US$499 vs A$799)

I didn't think so..

Spaceplane fan sips sweet nectar from LOHAN's copious cup

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I'm about to christen mine with a beer (to Gough)

Thank you and good evening from the Antipodes

(Ok, Australia. Brisbane)

Supercomputer water-cooling comes to solar power

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Re: Still inefficient

{Doesn't change the fact that overall photovoltaics are only about 30% efficient. They are cheating and making up numbers to fool people into thinking that they've suddenly found the solution to the problem with solar power.}

There is no efficiency problem with solar power. It works fine now and can only improve. The roof on my little workers cottage here in Brisbane city produces more kW (up to 5) than I can actually use.

However, there is a dearth of good storage solutions for all the excess energy Solar generates (here). Hopefully the boffins will master a good solid state LiBH4 storge solution before I'm recycled into fossil fuels.

Microsoft Azure goes TITSUP (Total Inability To Support Usual Performance)

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The SLAs are readily available however if memory serves liability is limited to a percentage of the service cost only. Which if you're a 'free' education user with say 640k users, is zero, zip, nada. Thanks got coming, get the Gestetner out and sniff the ink.

Are you broke? Good with electronics? Build a better AC/DC box, get back in black with $1m

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Bundy bear?

What is a picnic cooler... an esky?

Office 365's free terabyte leaves Amazon's Glacier melting

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Amazon is in country (AU), MS is not (yet).

Less compliance issues (privacy, data offshore).

New MH370 search zone picked using just seven satellite 'handshakes'

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err... the phone call

Who'd they try and call!?


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