* Posts by Forget It

385 posts • joined 1 Aug 2007

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Grav wave boffins are unsure if they just spotted the smallest black hole or the biggest neutron star seen yet

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Headmaster

Re: I feel an overwhelming urge to quote Holly!

> So how are you supposed to see them?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawking_radiation

Skype for Windows 10 and Skype for Desktop duke it out: Only Electron left standing

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Windows

FeatureDrop

- another suggestion for the Microsoft moniker

https://forums.theregister.com/forum/all/2020/05/07/what_to_call_microsoft/

Not so nice, we investigated them twice: EU opens double whammy of inquiries into Apple's biz practices

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Facepalm

Re: I don’t quite understand this

what about accessories and spare-parts though?

Trump issues toothless exec order to show donors, fans he's doing something about those Twitter twerps

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Thumb Up

Thanks ElReg for this reasoned article.

The mainstream media just ate the bait.

Thumbs up the Reg.

Laughing UK health secretary launches COVID-19 Test and Trace programme with glitchy website and no phone app

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Coat

do grandiose brandish

that's an anagram of Baroness Dido Harding

just saying.

What do you call megabucks Microsoft? No really, it's not a joke. El Reg needs you

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Coffee/keyboard

the Tile factory (Win8 a start menu)

Hubris-As-A-Service

(you are the beta-tester)

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Window Pain

Window Pain

RIP Freeman Dyson: The super-boffin who applied his mathematical brain to nuclear magic, quantum physics, space travel, and more

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Coat

"In Praise of Divinity"

A Gifford Lecture by Dyson 1985

https://www.giffordlectures.org/lectures/praise-divinity

begins

I chose the title "In Praise of Divinity" partly because it expresses my attitude to the universe and partly because it describes my style of thinking and writing

Brian Eno's latest composition: A giant Christmas card with Julian Assange on it

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Coffee/keyboard

Out Jezebel Out

Out Jezebel Out

https://youtu.be/ysGjmm648ds?t=68

Just take a look at the carnage on Notepad++'s GitHub: 'Free Uyghur' release sparks spam tsunami by pro-Chinese

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Boffin

兩票 負 you may mean

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Thumb Up

Re: Thumbs up

+1

or even

++

No extra bank holiday for 75th VE Day, but the pub will be open longer

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Pint

I'll drink to that

'Technical error' threatens Vodafone customers with four-figure roaming fees

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Coat

Subliminal testing for post No Deal B.

BBC said it'll pull radio streams from TuneIn to slurp more of your data but nobody noticed till Amazon put its foot in it

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Go

Re: GetIplayer

of course it will

the guys who maintain it get some prior notice to big changes

as far as I understand.

They've been very good at updating in response to BBC breaking earlier versions.

Credit where credit is due.

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Coffee/keyboard

BBC Steam Radio listen live by url here:

http://www.radiofeeds.co.uk/query.asp?feedme=BBC

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Joke

> ... don't listen to the Today Show

or even the Yesterday Show - ho ho.

Oops, wait, yeah, we did hand over photos for King's Cross facial-recog CCTV, cops admit

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Big Brother

Mug shots

and we are

the mugs.

Brave accuses Google of trampling Europe's GDPR with stealthy netizen-stalking adverts

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Don't be Illegal

Audible hasn't even launched its AI-powered book subtitles and publishers have already fired off a sueball

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Pirate

Why don't Audible just *write* the books on the fly - if they're so d**** clever?

Has NASA's Mars Insight lander hit rock bottom? Heat probe struggles to penetrate Red Planet

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Joke

> ... launched into space in May 2018, and reached Mars some six months later in November.

Currently between a rock and a hard place

Why are fervid Googlers making ad-blocker-breaking changes to Chrome? Because they created a monster – and are fighting to secure it

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Go

Why not whitelist uBlockOrigin as it is apparently recognized as Doing No Evil

Oh, SSH, IT please see this: Malicious servers can fsck with your PC's files during scp slurps

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Pint

Congrats to the headline writer!

Bish, Bash... gosh! Good ol' Bourne Again Shell takes a bow as it reaches version five-point-zero

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Joke

$0 ?

$0 - is that the payback for scripting bash?

Zip it! 3 more reasons to be glad you didn't jump on Windows 10 1809

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Thanks for that

thanks for that !

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Windows

What to do in the meantime ?

None of my security updates can apparently update until I agree to

download Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1803:

(Windows Defender)

(Malicious Software Removal Tool)

(Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 )

SQLite creator crucified after code of conduct warns devs to love God, and not kill, commit adultery, steal, curse...

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Meh

Just think of it as another stored procedure.

Facebook names former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg head of global affairs

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Facebook could introduce fees of £9000/pa

That would sink em.

Your RSS is grass: Mozilla euthanizes feed reader, Atom code in Firefox browser, claims it's old and unloved

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Pint

I read this news first from the RSS feed:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/headlines.atom

Microsoft deletes deleterious file deletion bug from Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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Coffee/keyboard

Best

wait until Patch Wednesdays

guys

Amazon Alexa outage: Voice-activated devices are down in UK and beyond

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FAIL

The rest is silence

Was Hamlet talking about brexit?

I cannot live to hear the news from England;

But I do prophesy the election lights

On Fortinbras: he has my dying voice;

So tell him, with the occurrents, more and less,

Which have solicited. The rest is silence

Tech to solve post-Brexit customs woes doesn't exist yet, peers say

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Coat

Contactless

anyone?

Microsoft: You don't want to use Edge? Are you sure? Really sure?

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Edge isn't all bad if you don't let it on to the Internet.

I use it to read epubs of disk in windows 10.

Who are you going to ask about AI? Alexa or our 40 experts?

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IT Angle

Standard Price | 2 Day Conference Ticket (15, 16 Oct)

£900.00 + £180.00 VAT

whistles

Automated payment machines do NOT work the same all over the world – as I found out

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Facepalm

Sometimes it pays to add a leading zero.

Italian PINs are generally 5 digits not 4.

Exposed: Lazy Android mobe makers couldn't care less about security

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Go

Checkup app here

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.srlabs.snoopsnitch

Select Menu: Android patch level analysis

Cambridge Analytica CEO suspended – and that's not even the worst news for them today

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Joke

World got shafted big time:

Base Fook

We need to talk, Brit Parliamentary committee tells Mark Zuckerberg

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Facepalm

Free goodies any one?

Nice big wooden horse?

Beware of geek bearing gifts.

Uber breaks self-driving car record: First robo-ride to kill a pedestrian

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Alert

AI moral dilemma:

Self driving car has to choose between

a) killing 1 pedestrian

b) not being part of the greater Uber

Which does it choose?

b

Doctor finds physical changes to astronaut's eyes after ISS stint

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Boffin

What is this face, less clear and clearer

The pulse in the arm, less strong and stronger—

Given or lent? more distant than stars and nearer than the eye

...

TS Eliot

PACK YOUR BAGS! Two Trappist-1 planets have watery oceans, most likely to be inhabitable

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Pint

> But do they have Trappist beer ?

If they do

they are keeping quite about it.

Murdoch to Zuckerberg: Cough up cash, nerd

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Gratis-dom for Everyone ™

> ... there is inherent value in professional newsgathering

Long live The Register

Long live the FREE press

Flying on its own, Thunderbird seeks input on new look

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Paris Hilton

Ain't broke:

Don't fix it.

pls

(Paris: dumb it UP don't dumb it down)

Android snoopware Skygofree can pilfer WhatsApp messages

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Holmes

Can we know the location coordinates of interest please?

Firefox 57's been quietly delaying tracking scripts

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about config options described here:

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/12/21/firefox-57-delays-tracking-domains/

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Coffee/keyboard

Ia there an about:config option to switch this experiment off ?

Another AI attack, this time against 'black box' machine learning

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Facepalm

artificial intelligence

real dumness

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