* Posts by Atomic Duetto

72 publicly visible posts • joined 27 Jun 2014


Patients wrongly told they've got cancer in SMS snafu

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Re: Is this common?

Hesus! I had gnats once, I got better.

Orion snaps 'selfie' with the Moon as it prepares for distant retrograde orbit

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What happened to the paint job in the capsule?

(Half asleep may be missing something obvious)

Time Lords decree an end to leap seconds before risky attempt to reverse time

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Re: Didn't someone previously propose

Cheers.. learned something today, Japanese temporal time (like it)

Only iPhone 15 Pro models will have higher data transfer speeds on USB-C – analyst

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Re: Lightning


Scottish space upstart's rocket crashes into the drink

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Re: "...its hardware had not been tested at low temperature"

Sooooo.. the average sea level temp in Iceland is colder than that at 125km altitude?

You thought you bought software – all you bought was a lie

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Re: "You own, at most, a serial number"

Ah.. tipping point identified

Time to find somewhere else to waste some time, I wonder what Pud (P. Kaplan /fuckedcompany) is doing these days

USB-C iPhone, anyone? EU finalizes charging standard rule

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Re: Lint Magnet (dance of the naked blue sprites)

I filled mine with epoxy and simply use mag safe.

To be extra careful I only use my airpod pro’s and (cellular) iwatch for calls/notifications

Obviously I use the iPad Pro for everything else

Don’t want to be accused of holding it wrong (again)

Scientists overjoyed after DART smashes into asteroid Dimorphos, contact lost

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Should have flung a sheep

Little disappointed at the lack of standardised units Reg’o (Aussie, Aussie, Aussie)

Seems the little bugger was only travelling at 0.2135% of the maximum velocity of a sheep in a vacuum.


Significant customer data exposed in attack on Australian telco

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Re: Enough information to open a bank account?

No, you don’t need photo ID.

Different documentation types have points/value associated with them. You need 100 pts of doco. One of the document types must be from a “primary” list which is a government product, although it could be any state/territory/federal government including a foreign passport (70pts).

But if you don’t want your mug shot associated the following is enough. Birth certificate (no photo, 70pts), electricity bill (20pts), phone bill (20pts).

Many “secondary” doc choices from non govt. orgs are acceptable, eg. banks, etc.

That said, they have pretty much everybody’s visage already so I imagine Face ID or Instagram could be added to streamline and simplify things, perhaps also create a source of income (jk). We, (EDS) were implementing facial recognition for passports (Aust. Customs) to speed entry way back in 2000. From memory getting Vista to work was a far bigger challenge.

Academic publishers turn to AI software to catch bad scientists doctoring data

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Re: AI

It’s just a brand, Algorithms Incorporated.

We live in the age of marketing after all

Microsoft rolls out stealthy updates for 365 Apps

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Re: "a process that Lieberman said takes about four seconds"

Is it equally?

I always thought that the middle spread more than the edges

This is anecdotal however (my middle has spread)

Bound to be an ignoble in this, quick .. to the bat computer robin

*I leave the entendre’s for others

Tesla owner gets key fob chip implanted in his hand

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Re: I Have an Idea So Clever You Could Put a Tail on it and Call it a Weasel

Were the finger prints in his foreskin his partners or his own?

NASA builds for keeps: Voyager mission still going after 45 years

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Re: Launched in 1977

Oh yeah, chick chika chikah

Scientists use supercritical carbon dioxide to power the grid

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Pull my finger

Believe that’s the Mongo cycle, they’re not scientists either… damn Cowboys

NASA wants a hundredfold upgrade for space computers

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… the money might be better spent figuring out how to create some sort of magnetic belt (braces) shielding, mimicking our one down here so they could just use COTS products like the rest of us, bonus taking COTS humans et al also. Although she’d probably see through such a cheap trick and so it remains medical experiments for the lot of you

NanoAvionics satellite pulls out GoPro to take stunning selfie over Earth

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Can’t help but wonder what time and date the picture was taken so I can place myself in the picture…

You need to RTFM, but feel free to use your brain too

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Re: I can't be the only one ...

beat me to it.. had a mate with one of those, generally we all came back in my car (Kingswood)

Whatever hit the Moon in March, it left this weird double crater

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Re: Bouncy space junk?

So….. 128 Linguine, or thereabouts .. where are the other 5 bits

It’s hard enough to comprehend the implied relativistic anomaly of a single Alibaba delivery creating two (count them) craters when you quote ridiculous units of measurement.. I mean, FFS!

(Barbarella, Duran Duran .. I’m here all week, try the veal)

IBM ordered to hand over ex-CEO emails plotting cuts in older workers

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Oh good god, that is gold !

(Borrowing it)

If you want to launch Starship from Texas, here's some homework, FAA tells SpaceX

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Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

NASA has just started launching a few things from the Arnhem Space Centre in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Given AUKUS, the US defence base in Darwin (Chinese port) and the bloody great expanse (yes islands/people) of Pacific off to the right (east) perhaps Biden would allow Elon could relocate his shenanigans here.

Any RUD compliant starships will likely just land in the fields of hematite^ from whence they were borne, completing the circle

^actually, it’s several thousands of kilometres away, but Australia.. days drive mate :)

Meteoroid hits main mirror on James Webb Space Telescope

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Perhaps it’s time …

.. to stop using mirrors. I mean the technology dates back to 6000BC

They need to invest in gravity/blackhole lensing.. spin offs may finally include hoverboards and flying cars.

Lonestar plans to put datacenters in the Moon's lava tubes

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It’s a sphere…. Shirley it only has one side (face?)

NASA's InSight doomed as Mars dust coats solar panels

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F1 technology

They just need a few layers of F1 helmet pull offs.

Whip one off every two years, voila .. clean surface

(Thin plastic film waste could be collected)

I’ve no doubt 3m or Redbull would sponsor (gives you clean wings)

D-Wave deploys first US-based Advantage quantum system

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Enquiring minds and all…

An interesting article, or response from a like minded regmind, would be to explain what current business problems these new fangled quantum computers are solving that traditional 1 and 0’s can’t. Or is it it a case of the blockchain replacing shekels, because we can and everybody mining their own cool shells on the beach is having an impact on the environment…

Robots are creepy. Why trust AIs that are even creepier?

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(And it’s) Arse not Ass

So they axed it?

I’ve never known it as Ax, and I’ve been around

(Like a record, baby, right 'round, 'round, 'round)

Semiconductor average lead time breaks half-year barrier

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Infinite improbability drive !!

I’ll put the kettle on

Amazon warehouse workers in New York unionize in historic win against web giant

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Re: Trickle-down economics

Race to the bottom service delivery

UK suit over reselling surplus Microsoft licenses rolls on

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Like music

Somebody is streaming in my pocket (tinkle)

Enterprise IT finds itself in a war zone – with no script

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even the Ozzy's…

Aussie (Aussie, Aussie)

Ozzy was an ostrich

Plucka is a duck (not a chicken or a cow)

We’re also quite thoughtful and at times, respectful. My Australian mother in-law is technically Ukrainian given she was born in a Nazi camp in Poland after her mum was taken (lack of sons). She was also a fan of Red and Plucka

Chinese rocket junk may have just smashed into Moon

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Standards matter

So, travelling at about 0.0865% of the maximum velocity of a sheep in a vacuum… or thereabouts

Can’t help but wonder how many microwales of regolith was kicked up

Epoch-alypse now: BBC iPlayer flaunts 2038 cutoff date, gives infrastructure game away

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Not compliant these days of course, needs a number

Chocolate beer barred from sale after child mistakes it for chocolate milk

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Re: Yeah, that sounds plausible.

Not sure if I’m due a parrot … but, milo and nesquick are two distinctly different products. Nobody ever stuffed three spoonfuls of nesquick in their gob (and didn’t cough to death).. Milo on the other hand is eaten by the catering tin (it rarely sees milk).

People have been sticking chocolate in beer for ages and suggesting that a smooth merlot may have grown on the same side of a hill as a chocolate wrapper, it can be delicious.

Marketing it to kids is (always) pants though.

Richard Branson plans to trump Jeff Bezos by 9 days in billionaires' space race

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Third base

Elon should leave a converted starship booster space station up in orbit and simply call it third base, invite Branson over, or Bezos (if he can get it up, natch)

App Tracking: Apps plead for users to press allow, but 85% of Apple iOS consumers are not opting in

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Re: B Ark

That’s the one Bezos is about to launch isn’t it…

Microsoft demotes Calibri from default typeface gig, starts fling with five other fonts

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Oh my Golgafrincham

I feel like we’ve finally boarded the B-Ark, Hesus!

Technoking of comedy? Elon Musk to host Saturday Night Live

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Everyday’s a school day - Lampshading


NASA offers foodies, boffins $500,000 to find ways for astronauts to make their own dinners on the Moon, Mars

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Space food sticks

What happened to space food sticks.. I have a real craving for them now

I’m not going to Mars with Elon unless he sorts that out..

Drone smashes through helicopter's windscreen and injures passenger

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Re: Relatively wrong headline?

Let me google that for you




Looks like the navy is not releasing any info on its flight (altitude/speed/yada yada)...

Robot drills hole on Moon, employs robot arm to clean up mess to bring home

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Re: Impressed

Take away is the following missions, where Regolith delivery (always containing too much onion) is outsourced to Uber eats.

That long-awaited, super-hyped Apple launch: Watches, iPads... and one more thing. Oh, actually that's it

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I was given an iWatch as a gift, would never have considered it before.

It’s actually become the most useful Apple thing I have. I use it mainly as a wallet (tap and go pay), but it also allows me to read and send short messages, make quick calls, listen to music when exercising or in the car. It’s actually bloody useful and I find I don’t take my phone or physical wallet with me, or out of the backpack very often at all now.

Yes, I was surprised.

The health stuff (data) is interesting too, was quite surprised how my heart rate increases (doubles) with alcohol regardless of exertion or the multitude of heart meds I’m on.

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)