* Posts by deconstructionist

88 posts • joined 29 Sep 2014


H0LiCOW: Cosmoboffins still have no idea why universe seems to be expanding more rapidly than expected


not just the expansion

density measurements are also at odds, , we get a value of 0 now which means the universe is open flat , but CMB tells us it is +1 closed spherical, so it is not just expansion rates that don't match , and the answer might be it hasn't changed it just our point of perception , so it could be argued the expansion rate is fixed but relative to the expansion of the universe we( Byronic matter) now move through space/time at an accelerated rate offering us the illusion of an increase expansion rate, but that still wouldn't answer the question why the density values differ which is a bigger mystery which affects the structure of universe and not just it's expansion rate.

Is there alien life on Earth? Maybe, says Brit 'naut. Well, where did they come from? How about this far-away cluster. Or this 'Godzilla' galaxy...


lets not bring science into it

Just goes to prove astronauts can be just as thick as the rest of us.

1. the universe was sterile until 3rd generation stars arrive (like our sun).

2. travel faster than light ..sc-fi only.

3. interstellar space travel , utterly impossible.

4 a planet will need like our billions of years worth of dead life like to support technological and advanced life.

We wont be among the first forms of intelligent life in the universe, actually we will be among the first forms of any life anywhere..sad fact but true ...and in a galaxy far far away ..long ago..nothing happened because there was nobody there.

Seems time in orbit now lowers IQ's.

BT boils over, blows off Steam, accuses Valve of patent infringement


lootboxes too

valve ignoring them Hell i do the same when someone send me a mail in shiteneese , maybe they can sue for chest/lootboxes since their advertised BB speeds are basically lootboxes as in "might be ..could be, possibly" .... then as always a mystery until you pug it in ..then it is just a disappointment .

Well at least that's CONtinuity for you

Poor people should get slower internet speeds, American ISPs tell FCC


Re: Well, if they don't think it's fair...

"Bob, hope you never have an accident" well you must be the only one , hopefully whenever the accident happens he will be sharing the same uber cab as Ajit Pai,

Usual Trumpite rules, don't like the rules just change them to suit ...he is on a roll why stop and poor internet speeds and access for the poor ..stops any election interference from undesirables.

The internet is going to hell and its creators want your help fixing it


Re: Dear fragile and wonderful academics...

Come i used the BBS way before AOL or compuserve where ISP's and still just BBS provider, we had it hacking , data theft, hacking, cracking, fakenews, witch hunts, bullying ....i remember the winace- winzip fiasco which 2 very nice people almost had there lifes ruined.

Don't know what early NET people are remembering it was broke before it started...because of us .

Tesla forums awash with spam as mods take an unscheduled holiday


Moderators: infinity wars

It just all those forums admins from the tech boards musk's has been spamming for years getting revenge.

Windows 10 April 2018 Update lands today... ish


I only want to know one thing

How do I turn it all off.

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update team explains the hold-up: You little BSOD!


Re: Windows insider Program

on point 1 is not just the hardware question, is the changes driven by insider program these people do not represent the user base in anyway and their input drives change that is the big issue, but that is the Net these day in a lot of technical communities around vendors they are usually fanboi's or tweekgeeks that that don't represent what the core users of the product desire.

Even on here you will see the various rabid rants from the usual sycophantic loons in a matchbox, modern users want stability, speed, security and functionally but above all they want Choice and you wont get that input from the insider program.

UK pub chain Wetherspoons' last call: ♫ Just a spoonful of Twitter – let's pull social media down ♫


dumped mine years ago never regerted it.

Dumped facebook/twitter/reddit ages ago best thing I ever did , Also never ventured into snap-chat or any of the other vapid portals that exist for the mediocrity of our lives, I do things now rather than just post about what I want to do , or staging a photo to make it look like your funky and on trend.

And it is brilliant for killing conversations you don't want to have.." dude I will face....." sorry not today "oh".

The true victims of Brexit are poor RuneScape players


do you need a ladder or a cherry picker to reach your horse

Your very vapid post makes me feel very sad indeed that we breathe the same air, Democracy is exactly what it is having worked and serviced the behemoth that has become Brussels, that is where democracy died .

I wont even quote the absurd nonsense that goes on all while the world grows darker our seas fill with corpses of children , and we watch the opposite shore and see spring turn to winter upon a sea of hands reaching out and will build fences to meet them rain death behind them so that none will follow.

I made a decision based on knowledge, experience and to add these words "not in my name".

Spring is all about new beginnings, but it could already be lights out for Windows' Fluent Design


they've final gone full mental

Gabe Newell said it best when he jumped ship from Microsoft " they are a success in spite of themselves" the reason Windows solidified it's market place was by doing the opposite and allowing a OS you can easily configure to suit yourself.

Now they want to create a Mac like .....wait stop ! really because I thought that's why windows was the success it was because it wasn't Mac like, The current Win 10 build is ropey , buggy and lacks control unless in the enterprise environment .

I was use to tweaking my pc to make it run better after updates now I am just trying to get it back to operating smoothly , and MS have long given up paying attention to what actually their user base want and I thought Ballmer was bonkers.

Six months on, and let's check in on those 'stuttering' Windows 10 PCs. Yep, still stuttering


You can fix it you need to do the following:

Remove the Xbox app through admin power shell

disable the supafetch service

But it is the same every update hours of tweaking and hunting in process explorer just to find out what bricking the rig.

I've had enough so I've have Permanently bricked WU so I do need to worry about 10 s

Software gremlin robs Formula 1 world champ of season's first win


F1 is in the pits

Sad to see the only way to do an overtake in F1 is through a pits stop and reliance on computers failing to tell them what to do and when .

Yawn, no wonder my 3 kids think it is the dullest thing on the planet .

Five things you need to know about Microsoft's looming Windows 10 Spring Creators Update


well I have windows update broke to stop that software distribution folder causing MS installer going mental every update, super fetch is disabled to stop it running my drives at 80% when idle, I ripped all sorts of stupidity out through power shell like the Xbox nonsense, because MS think things like windowed 60htz is better than FS 144htz.

It is get more like Linux every update , as in I'm spending more of my my time in a shell after an update trying to get things working as good as they where before .

The OS is dead a OS Sir!!! and taping it to the perch does not count

Fermi famously asked: 'Where is everybody?' Probably dead, says renewed Drake equation


Re: Scientist forgeting science..fermi has an excuse he is dead.

GR and SR work as expected and anything else is science fiction, you can't think your way it round even Einstein tried that and he end up sitting in the same chair for 12hrs the most depressed he had ever been.

Baryonic matter contains to much energy as is already traveling through time at the speed of light and probably like us about 500 000 miles an hour through space time. due to laws like thermal dynamic and such , the energy required which is about a trillion big bangs worth of energy to get just my little body to light speed does not exist and cant be added to the universe without destroying it .....and the fact we are still here 13.8 billion years later well.....

The basic fact is the universe wont allow baryonic matter to get anywhere fast , and even if you tried it would just throw an event horizon round you as the universe hates clumped matter/energy and has these things called black holes.

This idea some how we will get smart enough to find away round it Is nonsense and nearly every theory we have would have to be utter crap like thermal dynamics, entropy, GR, SR. etc etc

Sorry but it will never happen and has never ever happened.


Re: Scientist forgeting science..fermi has an excuse he is dead.

You numbers are miles off, the universe is way bigger than that , the galaxy is way bigger than that even traveling just 4 light years at the fastest achievable speed for baryonic matter it would take 28,000 years ...just to go 4 light years.

You're forgetting Special reality , lets say we want to travel to the opposite side of the galaxy which is anywhere between 110,000 - 180,000 light years across , if we ignore light speed limitation ( as in ignore science fact) and we don't turn in to a black or find trillions of big bangs worth of energy and use it without destroying the universe , and then build a space ship that travels at 110,000 x the speed of light and it takes 1 years to travel 110,000 ....4.5 million years will have passed on earth in the 1 year you've traveled , take traveling to the nearest galaxy Andromeda no matter how quick you get there 1day , a week, a year 4.5 billion years would have passed on earth a third the age of the universe that's special relativity.

These limitations apply to everything in the universe and no matter how technologically advanced a race gets it wont get round GR or SR they are walls of an infinite nature that there is no way round under, over or through.


Re: Why hasn't Earth been visited yet?

No it has not .

we are (our star SOL this is ) a 3rd generation star of the big bang, generation one stars cannot support life as they had to die to seed it , 2 generation stars don't seem to have enough heavy elements in their formation (dust clouds the planets are made off) from what information we can gather to seed life only when we get to generation 3 that is us, is there enough of the heavier stuff to grow life ;)

And interstellar space travel is for the Disney channel or ancient aliens on the discovery channel , nice entertainment.


Scientist forgeting science..fermi has an excuse he is dead.

Femri issue is the exact same as even some more recent learned fellows have like the good Dr Cox with separating the likes of Star Trek and Star Wars from Astrophysics , Interstellar space travel is science fiction, General relativity firmly buries any thought of interstellar travel for baryonic matter by baring anything reaching the speed of light(which actually is even to slow for any reasonable travel) and Special relativity firmly places a large mountain on top of it to say "you are not getting up" (even if you could ignore turning in to a black hole or finding more energy than exist in a trillion big bangs special relativity adds a touch of Monty python, to you if might seem like you got there quicker to everyone else it is like you cycled there on a tricycle with a broken wheel) .

So Femri's question: " where are they!" is easy to answer ... they are and have always been just like us a prisoner in their own little rock some where out there. and likelihood of 2 intelligent species contacting each other is virtually nil and is never going to happen, we might as this article suggest hear the faint words of long dead interstellar cousins but that is it.

Stephen Hawking dies, aged 76


god ?

why do we still use the word GOD when like the old prof most of us are atheist ...."know the mind of god"........


he will be spinning in his ethereal wheelchair reading your epitaph.

Ex-Autonomy exec agrees to be a witness for HP fraud case



so it is like a bank robber being caught , gets fined less than 1000th of the haul then gets a deal to avoid jail by saying yes I was a baddie .........? we are all f**king stupid not just the fools duped dropping billions for lemon with no wheels

Scotland, now is your time… to launch Brexit Britain into SPAAAACE!


Re: we already got one

jist bin festive ya bam


we already got one

It is called hollyrood , full o' space cadets, rockets and launch pads and there is enough hot air tae float a balloon tae mars.

Boffins pack more info onto photon for faster quantum key distro


Re: Are we there yet ?

Only linear optics provide accurate timings , hence why the Oil and pharmaceutical industry are still using BNC so I am not sold on this yet , and entanglement fields are still experimental musings rather than anything of practical use yet.

A certain millennial turned 30 recently: Welcome to middle age, Microsoft Excel v2


The 2 gentleman Bricklin and Frankston who originally created the spreadsheet never patented it during the BBS freetard era, it is reckoned they be worth Billions now as any spreadsheet/ relational database would owe them coin.

Of course everybody and their uncle just ripped the code and made buckets.

HPE CEO Meg Whitman QUITS, MAN! Neri to replace chief exec in Feb


Re: Whitman did the right thing

Utterly vapid, downsizing broken structures or splitting those problems in to diverse units does not fix the internal issues crippling the company in the first place , I think the term you looking for is smoke and mirrors.

Wall street liked Donald trump ...your point was.

Teensy weensy space shuttle flies and lands


Re: Actually not much like the Shuttle at all

Actually this is nearly identical to NASA's original design for the shuttle until the military turned it into a disaster waiting to happen, so I am sure there will be NASA bodies lamenting at how this was how it should have been done , though this time the military cant f**k it up again.

Go on IBMers, tell us what you really think



Same old shit ..best three words

Boffins trapped antiprotons for days, still can't say why they survived the Big Bang


Re: anti-particles "moving backwards in time" ?

Baryon's or Antibaryon's both move through time at the speed of light is one direction forward.....next

Private sub captain changes story, now says reporter died, was 'buried at sea' – torso found


Re: Generous police

Sub has been recovered and blood stains and other evidence has been found inside, so much for a salt water cover up , he blew that too.


you're dead wrong

it has been confirmed the body is that of the missing journalist.

Virgin Media customers complain of outages across UK


it is constant

I have already make an ofcom complaint, this has been going on for ages if you check their routing during these issues which they say are "non issues" every time there is big issue which seem to be every other week looking at the connection they have on mainland Europe it regularly get switched to T2 providers or even lower with pythonesque routing.

Then Hub sites start falling over ...odd that

OpenAI bot bursts into the ring, humiliates top Dota 2 pro gamer in 'scary' one-on-one bout


Re: not as it seems

LOL Smart AI and it's first thought would be to kill humans...really

Actually why would it bother ..no need humans eliminate more humans that it could ever do, Why do we always think our failures will be theirs.

AI which does not get greedy, angry, racist , corrupt and does think genocide or ethnic cleansing are tools of the trade ...we are the demons not AI.


not as it seems

Overblown the bot needed restricted mechanics and only 1v1 ( The rules changed so it wouldn't lose) and it was still hammered by the end of night.

So the moral of the story is SKYNET will win if we let it cheat and we humans don't cheat back.

AI never had a chance, it is not WE that need protection against AI ...it is AI that needs protected from us.

Core-blimey! Intel's Core i9 18-core monster – the numbers


To be honest the bottleneck in most PC's is the GPU not the CPU, I've been running a Hasswell 5820K 6 cores clocked to 4.5 per core for a while now and I have tried 3 different GPU's GTX980 , TITAN X, GTX1080TI on a ASUS IPS Gysnc 144htz 27" .

Each card is happy to run everything at 1080p at 144htz , at QHD 2560 X 1440 the 980 wont hit 144htz in modern FPS's with all the goodies but the other two are happy , and at 4K UHD the TITAN X drops sub 144 htz every now and then but the 1080 seems flawless unless you start plugging in second monitors.

4K play back/encoding the 980 is utter shit , the TITAN X is ok but the 1080 wins hands down (and the cpu or how many cores makes no difference).

Spend your cash on a good monitor and GPU , and spend what is left on a mediocre CPU ...works a treat.

Simple rules for gamers

1. always spend more on your monitor and gpu than anything else.

2. you only need SLI if you have more than one monitor or you are trying to get 2 crappy cards working which is usually pointless.

3. you don't need a 60 core x 100 ghz to run Dota2/LOL/WOW/CSGO.

4. V.R ready does require big blue or quantum computing for a 10min on rails zombie train shooter

Virgin Media mulls ditching 1 in 3 UK facilities, starts £20m spend audit


Re: I don't understand...

the estate is required to cover the areas they need to cover for support/installation and the hubs etc , 120 sites over 60 of them are HUBs you cant close them as that is just part of the required infrastructure and using them in this is sophistry at it's best .

HPE hatches HPE Next – a radical overhaul plan so it won't be HPE Last


PJ Harvey said it best when talking about Carly's years during the HP + Compaq Squish .

"I may forgive her, by my retirement fund wont"

Consultancy titan EY to shift jobs to Indian outsourcer TCS


Re: Remind me again?

remind me again, does anybody still work in British I.T ( THERE FIXED IT)

The biggest British Airways IT meltdown WTF: 200 systems in the critical path?


Nice article ....but when your secondary site is still routed through the network devices on your primary site , power is not the issue nor is it anything other than poor technical planning and cost cutting , yeah we will mirror our server/applications environment to a redundant site , but if it is still routed through your primary ....when that fails , everything else is well rather pointless.

IBM: ALL travel must be approved now, and shut up about the copter


Another Dinosaur in the Tar pit, when it gets to levels like this stage left is the direction you take, eh gone are the days where industry and business leaders had plans for growth the didn't involve a gastric band and a hatchet.

There is a whole bunch of companies, and we all know who they are which are stuck in a 90's timewarp, they use a lot of big words like Automation , cloud .....but the only thing in the cloud is their heads and automation wise , well yeah if like to watch oil tankers crash on autopilot we can do that .

To busy trying to sell Automation without understanding the premise and an abject failure to use in internally , most of these companies don't have 2 or 3 times the amount of staff they should it's probably more like 10x , with whole unit's locked in loops supporting other units who's task should have been automatized long ago.

If what a member of staff is doing not product, i.e generating more income than it costs to keep them ...you wont make a profit ........imagine that .

Event horizons around black holes do exist, say astroboffins


Nice to see some sense

well played, that is the question these little men in white coats tried to answer, is a black hole an actual hole in space time which objects fall into or is it an event horizon which is just a envelope of looped space-time which objects crash against.

Our point of perception in space-time ( i.e travel through time at C )makes it entirely impossible for us to tell the difference just by looking directly at it as the gravity involved almost makes an event horizon a moment in a past time frame within space-time.

And as we can't look into a past which does not permit light to travel through it, I also hate to say it makes this study slightly mute , as they are looking for confirmation on an absence of something , but the absence may be derived from the point of perception and means used to test it.

All we can say form this is these measurements show this method of investigation is inconclusive.

It is certainly not proof of anything.

VMware's user groups fuming again, consider deposing leaders


This is better than penguin's savaging themselves with blunt tomato's...now where's my popcorn

Mark Shuttleworth says some free software folk are 'deeply anti-social' and 'love to hate'


Love it , nice to see the pingu's getting their jimmies rattled, but come on they are just following big daddy Linus's lead. I mean he is such the social charmer, but at least the tells them to their faces he thinks they are pond scum.

Head of US military kit-testing slams F-35, says it's scarcely fit to fly


Re: Phew, bullet dodged.

actually we cant launch anything but the f35b from our new carriers as they have no catapults installed VTOL only...yeah brain dead but hey at least we are consistently stupid.

Pentagon wars (film) about some up all this

Fake History Alert: Sorry BBC, but Apple really did invent the iPhone


Re: Fairchild

Fairchild's innovation and design are the egg the contracts are the chicken, timelines always confuse deconstructionists, it was the innovation in transistors that led to government contracts not the other way about ....so your point is vapid.

take the micro processor which one of Fairchild's children "Intel" designed was to do with calculators for the mass market nothing to do with military contract that came after, so if you're going to make a counter point take the 3 step rule



type .


Re: The point stands

the point is flat on it's back just like the sophistic reply.

Lets take apples first machines they copied the mouse from Olivetti , they took the OS look from a rank XEROX engineers work, the private sector take risks and plagiarize when they can, but the missing person here is the amateur, take the BBS private individuals designed, built and ran it was the pre cursor to the net and a lot of .com company's like AOL and CompuServe where born there.

And the poor clarity in the BBC article is mind numbing, the modern tech industry has the Fairchild camera company as it's grand daddy which is about as far from federal or state intervention and innovation as you can get .

Deconstructionism only works when you understand the brief and use the correct and varied sources not just one crackpot seeking attention.

Dark matter? More like diet matter: Super-light axions may solve universe's mass riddle


Re: Intresting

you missed the point which is par for the course in here. dark matter is only an effect we witness, it does not need to be an attribute of a particle or derived from.Just like gravity.

Discourse on the nature of Quanta is hard when we don't really understand the quantum world but hey never that's stopped the EL REG before ...guys why don't you just drop this section like the other dead sections?



Interesting research But there are many theories even conjectures on the precise nature of Dark matter but this kind of science which states it must be particle based bemuses me, what like the graviton and gravity.

Dark matter at moment is more of an effect rather than force or a particle, Christ it could even be quantum gravity so I have my skeptic hat firmly on again , as we are doing that forcing pegs into holes again.

Lessons from the Mini: Before revamping or rebooting anything, please read this


El reg does it agian

Not content with bad science and dropping other dead sections, I loved the old mini had 3, but the new min is a shockingly poor, granted the 500 hits the mark small, cheap and is exactly what it should be a great small car.

The new Mini

1. way to expensive

2. not really a mini is it way to big

3. not cheap to fix

4. some real Monty python models in the range about as big as land rovers.

Still trying to work out whether this a joke like the crazy stat trek rant thread (which has to be joke) or are you guys trying to be serious ?

Gravitational lensing event could provide ideal conditions for planet hunting


small point space ship "5th the speed of light"

factor of 5 out 12th the speed of light and only 1 gram in size and it requires the power of 58 nuclear power stations to power the earth based death ray lasers to hit the sails which do not exist..

of course we can make space ships that are useful at one gram with a myriad of instruments...needs to be special stuff though not to get vaporized from the power of those earth based death ray lasers that don't exist but still hey we sent a post card to the stars pity we had to turn an area the size of Scotland into a nuclear power plant.

Again another class bit of science...we cant get to mars without failing half of the time

Smoking hole found on Mars where Schiaparelli lander, er, 'landed'


was it using..

Eon Musk autonomous landing system for his death ride to mars project..... still nice to see we keeping that 50'% failure rate for mars adventures .



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