* Posts by Drudgery Leak

36 posts • joined 20 Aug 2015

THESE ARE THE VOYAGES of the space probe Discovery

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Gotta be Lucy but why no backronym?

FATTIES have most SUCCESS with opposite SEX! Have some pies and SCORE

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I've been told my ale belly is nice to cuddle up to at night.

And I adore curvy women.

Herbie goes to a hackathon: Mueller promises cheatware fix

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Re: Most engines fail.. but no all

The Tour de France could be three weeks on a coach tour stoned off their tits for all I care.

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From what I've heard the current system of VED bands is about to be scrapped anyway.

Self-regulation by the motor industry has failed, but as we've learned the NOx regulations were too strict and not achievable.

All car manufacturers will be implicated to a lesser or greater degree.

If the governments do what they should they will protect consumers - that's car buyers in this case - from the effects of this mess. But they'll probably protect the industry first. And naturally dodge any blame for failing to regulate effectively. And we'll end up paying more for the privilege of sitting in traffic jams.

NASA announcement of MAJOR MARS DISCOVERY imminent: WHAT can it be?

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Fresh bugalow crap.

CHEAT! Volkswagen chief 'deeply sorry' over diesel emission test dodge

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Meanwhile DEFRA attempt to eradicate a native mammal species on the basis that its continued existence may reduce the economic viability of dairy farming.

Microsoft starts to fix Start Menu in new Windows 10 preview

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too close for comfort for the application launch mechanism in a creaking pile of guano

Blood-crazy climate mosquitoes set to ground Santa's reindeer

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Re: Reindeer as tourist attractions

An incredibly stupid and delicious animal.

All in all, it's just another hit in the stalls: Roger Waters The Wall

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I have seen the Stranglers play live very recently and I can assure you nobody spits at them anymore. But then Hugh doesn't play for them anymore either.

Me? Play bass in a band?? I must try to be more anonymous in future.

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Spitting at the audience was all the rage back in the late '70's.

I'm happy to agree that "The Wall" was a brave and very personal artwork that was perhaps difficult to listen to or watch, but for those very reasons was a whole lot better than the self indulgent tripe the rest of the band continued to trot out for decades.

SAP CEO McDermott loses AN EYE, almost his life in horror plunge

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People die all the time and statistically this is most likely to happen where you spend most time - in your own home.

The cynic in me would suspect maybe alcohol had played a part in this? Or possibly even a second party and violence. I'm sure that's not the case though. Get well soon chap.

Hey, remember Zune? Zune's dead, baby. Zune's dead

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Problem was they never brought out a Version 3 of Zune. That would've been a decent device with proper supporting software and network services.

Fed-up sysadmins beg Microsoft to improve pisspoor Windows 10 update notes

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Haha I thought it was only our company that filled up its change logs with "Fix bug" "Fix bug" "Fix bug" ....

Twitter sued for 'reading' private direct messages

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Re: As soon as...

I can see it happening. This social networking thing is less than ten years old. It'll probably still be around in another ten years time, but usage will have shifted. Another ten years on and things will be totes diff yeah.

Burn all the coal, oil – No danger of sea level rise this century from Antarctic ice melt

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Its heresy I tell you, HERESY!

Unique astronaut job perk: Create a SHOOTING STAR by having a dump

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Pretty soon they will discover a mysterious form of "brown matter" that appears to defy microgravity - ladies and gentlemen I give you - the everlasting floater.

Coat because it could be a meteor shower outside ... and that was pretty poor ...

Galileo, Galileo, Galileo good to go!

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Galileo is a commercially-based system and you will have to pay for access to the codes that give more accurate positioning.

You're FIRE-D: Amazon quietly extinguishes its failed smartphone

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Dear Jeff

we don't love you or your products. Your on-line shop is very convenient and comprehensive. That is all.


Manchester fuzz 'truly sorry' for 'accidentally' hacking phone of whistleblower cop's girlf

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So then Manchester - corrupt hell-hole, or place where whistleblowers finally see justice being done?

Netflix to complete global rollout, add 120+ countries by end of 2016

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If only I had the time to watch that much I would re-join a postal DVD service, not an on-line portal with severely limited choice.

I want my EPG, say Windows Media Center users left in dire straits

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Here today - gone tomorrow.

The Redmond Monster eats its own.

SPACE WHISKY: Astro malt pongs of 'rubber and smoked fish'

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Re: Real vs Fake

"I can tell you that the experiment was pointless outright. YOU CANNOT MATURE A SPIRIT IN ZERO G. It is the same problem as using larger than 3l vessels in fake maturation. You need convection for the activated wood to pick up the "crap" out of the spirit and for the spirit to pick up the flavour and colour out of the wood. No convection will result in a fraction of the process happening in the boundary layer. Everything beyond that will remain unmatured crap."

That is the hypothesis they have been testing. What if it turns out better than expected?

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Re: Barbarians!

Also works with white wine. hic.

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That is how some malts are matured - in barrels previously used for such things as bourbon, or sherry etc.

I tried an Ardbeg recently and it wasn't bad, even though I generally prefer the sweeter types from Speyside.

Grinning BBC boss blows raspberry at UK.gov, eyes up buffet

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The BBC is fantastic and a great institution but I am deeply concerned that they are increasingly taking over. Should the government own or sponsor the chief media channel, dominant arts distributor and principle news channel?

Just recently I was trying to catch up with what was going on with the Kids Company closure and suddenly became aware that I was soley relying on what the BBC was saying - and day after day this was clearly being influenced at the editorial level by government spin.

Astroboffins EYEBALL 13 BEELLION-year-old galaxy far, far, farthest away from Earth

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Its not anti-science to question the orthodoxy - but that would be heresy in religion. It may however betray your level of relative ignorance.

Why are Google and 'VW group' having a 'global summit' in San Francisco today?

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Re: Probably Android for Cars

Android in your infotainment system makes perfect sense. This is quite separate from other more safety-critical systems.

Channel surfers and the irresistible rise of Content Delivery Networks

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Ah I wondered what a CDN was.

Also, when I clicked on this article I thought it was going to be about those chappies who offer to create your content for you.

Google robo-car suffers brain freeze after seeing hipster cyclist

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Re: @Vladimir Plouzhnikov

I'm with you Vlad. But no need to crush the pathetic machine under your wheels - just fling it over the nearest fence. It's fun seeing the fight or flight response.

Dear Cyclist: Your actions play a large part in how you are treated.

Windows 10 blamed (partly) for stalled PC sales recovery

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Re: Five year old

Oh I already embrace xubuntu on my regular use lappy. No its the old Win7 machine I need for processing my photos using Adobe Lightroom. I also need it for the Garmin map updater and a camera firmware updater software. These I still need, but I may ditch the Lightroom for whatever I can find as a free alternative, because while Lightroom is proper I loathe Adobe.

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Five year old

I for one have a five-year old Win7 machine - back then it was fairly powerful, these days its a bit of a slug. I dread having to replace it and may instead abandon the few software packages that only run on it - and going Linux/FOSS all the way.

Come to think of it - the same hardware will run the free software no problemo.

NASA's Dawn gets intimate with Ceres

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He said moistness.

Prognosticator, for one, welcomes our new robot work colleagues

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What's all this future tense? We already work alongside robots and we even choose to spend much of our leisure time with them too.

NASA reveals Cassini probe's last glimpse of Saturn's icy moon Dione

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Re: Photo titled: 'parting shot of Dione's icy cresent'

Are you, dear AC, perchance the moneyed shepherd of that doomed gargantuan benefits cockup?

Ex-Prez Bush, Cheney sued for email, phone spying during Olympics

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So how's the whole "Land of the free" thing working out?

Antiques in spaaaaace! Retired space shuttles cannibalised for parts

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NASA - they put the re-use into reusable space plane


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