* Posts by Marki Mark

34 posts • joined 12 Sep 2014

OneWeb inks deal to launch its LEO satellites from India

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new partnerships in health research

So, my NHS data is now off to India, ho hum...

SpaceX launches first totally private mission to the International Space Station

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Gimp

<bender> With hookers and blackjack </Bender>

UK police lack framework for adopting new tech like AI and face recognition, Lords told

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Re: Bushes and Trees

Have you ever been left scratching your head over the proper title for the plant that is sitting in your flowerbed?

No they're all weeds in mine ;)

Euro Parliament backs ban on cops using blanket facial-recognition surveillance

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248 voted against

A worrying amount seem to be quite happy with things as they are :(

UK.gov is launching an anti-Facebook encryption push. Don't think of the children: Think of the nuances and edge cases instead

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70 per cent would be "lost" if E2E encryption were put in place,

So 70% of child porn is on Facebook?

The Register recreates Apollo 15 through the medium of plastic bricks, 50 years on

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Facebook

Bricks In Space Facebook group

Though tempting, not sure it's worth unblocking Facebook

GOP lawmakers ask for former Huawei handset biz Honor to be placed the Entity List

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Devil

Re: One company

And all western companies are pure and good?

Pipe down, Jeff. You've only gone where Gus Grissom went before, 60 years ago today

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How Small

Always amazes me how small the capsules are.

Saw a mercury and Gemini capsule in the space and flight museum in Washington, no idea how the Astronauts managed to fit their massive balls inside!

UK launches consultation on forcing landlords to allow gigabit broadband upgrades

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Facepalm

it is difficult to understand why around 40 per cent of industry requests go without any response

Maybe the letter is lost in the sea of spam from the telecommunication provider...

Now that Trump is useless to Zuckerberg, ex-president is exiled from Facebook for two years, possibly indefinitely

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Re: It's too quiet

Amble over to his website. Full of batshit crazy mutterings - much entertainment to be had :)

Deadline draws near to avoid auto-joining Amazon's mesh network Sidewalk

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Mushroom

For Kids?

Echo Dot for Kids

It worries me so much that this sort of thing exists...

Fancy trying to explain Microsoft Teams to your parents? They may ask about the new Personal version

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Meh

How big a family

Group calls can involve 300 people

Not sure I have enough family for a 300 person group call...

Microsoft reassures Teams freebie fans: We're not going to delete all your data, honest

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Whut?

"Customer Experience & Obsession Product Manager" Really?

Google to ban emoji, deceptive marketing, and ALL CAPS from Play Store metadata later this year

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Linux

My Pi-Hole seems to have made all my apps ad-free ;)

UK government opens vaccine floodgates to over-45s, NHS website predictably falls over

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"NHS Digital responded to say it was looking into the issue, directing us to this freshly laid Tweet."

I hate organisations that do that. Not everyone wants to use twitter to obtain information

Is that... is that a piece of Unikitty? Remembering Skylab via the medium of Lego

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Super

Another enjoyable brick article...

So much choice for my next bricky project if I move off the official Lego sets

Good stuff

Suckers for punishment, we added a crawler transporter to our Saturn V

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Nicely Done

Well done sir!

No glue or a heat gun insight!

I wish I had the room for the tower and crawler, but the saturn stack itself takes up plenty.

Whoa, humans have been hanging out and doing science stuff in freaking space aboard the ISS for 20 years

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STS-27

Sounds like a very exciting trip. Balls of steel!

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro would be the best Android flagship on the market – were it not for the US-China trade war

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A Grand!

"This phone is easily able to justify its £1,099 price tag"

Errr, no. No phone justifies that sort of price tag

Microsoft will adopt Google Chrome's controversial Manifest V3 in Edge

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Angel

PI Hole

So glad that my PI Hole doesn't depend on any of this browser API malarkey

We bought a knockoff Lego launchpad kit from China for our Saturn V rocket so you don't have to

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Glue? No thanks...

Thanks for the review. A launch pad would be nice for the Saturn V. As mentioned the blue stands are a little naff and not worthy of the rocket. Still I'm not sure I want glue anywhere near my plastic blocks :/

What a boar! Wild pigs snort and snuffle €20k worth of marching powder stashed in Tuscan forest

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but we like to imagine they were off their ever-loving tits and rampaged through nearby farmland, closing the night with a marathon session of piglet-making to wake up with a monstrous headache and wondering why that truffle in particular was so moreish.

What an excellent imagination! :)

You only need to click once, fool: Gaming rig sales up as Trump presses continue on trade tariff tussle

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Re: "IDC reckons the market will hit 55.2 million by 2023"

I doubt that they factored in anything beyond "is the pub open yet?"

The D in Systemd is for Directories: Poettering says his creation will phone /home in future

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Mushroom

I might have been tempted to pay attention, but since he's resposible the systemd shit storm he has no credibility with me...

UK Supreme Court unprorogues Parliament

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this never-ending shit show - Yup, that pretty much sums up Brexit...

You can trust us to run a digital currency – we're Facebook: Exec begs Europe not to ban Libra

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Re: Delivering meaningful value

Brexit "Meaningful" votes?

Cloud, internet biz will take a Yellowhammer to the head in 'worst case' no-deal Brexit

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Re: What's in a name?

"Maybe a few million have now gazed upon the abyss and don't like what they see, and just want to call the whole thing off."

Nonsense! The "Will of the people" is that we leave!

Brit rocketeer Skyrora reckons it'll be orbital in 3 years – that is, if UK government plays ball

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Mushroom

Arse

Assuming the UK government pulls its collective finger out.

So it's doomed then....

Don't trust Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, boffins warn: Zuck & Co know that hash is king

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More Blockchain...

University College London's Centre for Blockchain Technologies is a thing? Who knew...

How dodgy browser plugins, web scripts can silently rewrite that URL you were about to hit – and throw you into an internet wormhole

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Mushroom

Re: The common root case?

Definately thanks for NoScript, it always worries me just how many 3rd party scripts are tring to run on your average website :(

Let's see what the sweet, kind, new Microsoft that everyone loves is up to. Ah yes, forcing more Office home users into annual subscriptions

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Re: Or...

Unless work have blocked that option of course...

Bulk comms spying is not mission creep, insists UK foreign sec

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Re: Another nail in the coffin

And you think that Labour (or any other party) would be any better?

Spoilt ballot papers all round!

Peers warn against rushing 'enhanced' DATA SLURP powers through Parliament

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Re: Not getting my vote...

Not convinced that the other lot are any better...

Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper

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Begone Foul Demon!

Many, many hours spent playing DK...

Was really looking forward to playing it on the phone / tablet. EA really manged to screw the pooch on that one!

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