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Bite me? It's 'byte', and that acronym is Binary Interface Transfer Code Handler

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"As in Worcestershire, which is pronounced Worstershire if I'm not mistaken."

Unless you're from Sheffield, in which case it's pronounced "Hendo's"

Surprise! That £339 world's first 'anti-5G' protection device is just a £5 USB drive with a nice sticker on it

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Re: How Gullible are you ?

I would hope so, considering neither of you can spell "gulliable"

Come on, do you think I'm a gullabull? Or even a gullacalf?

Turns out Elon can't control the weather – what a scrub: Rain, clouds delay historic manned SpaceX-NASA launch

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It's not just a question of the correct orbit and position of the ISS. I watched the webcast and they spoke at length about the energy calculations and how they are based on the liquid oxygen and other propellants being in a specific temperature range. If they hold too long, even minutes, the propellants warm up and they don't get the performance they calculated.

Dude, where's my laser?

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Alien

It's always aliens!

Remember that time we used up a whole bog roll in a day? You thought that was aliens as well.

You know this Land of the Free thing, yeah? Well then, why allow the FBI to trawl through America's browsing history without a warrant?

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Re: land of the free...

"You are free to do as we tell you!"

https://youtu.be/sUUwcNeecvI

NSFW due to language

I often wonder what Bill Hicks would make of the world today.

Huawei's defiant spinning top says Chinese vendor can cope with renewed US sanctions

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Indeed. See also: the USA.

Ampere, Nvidia's latest GPU architecture is finally here – spanking-new acceleration for AI across the board

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Trollface

That's all very impressive...

...but can it run Crysis?

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

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Re: He didn't get rich writing checks!

Is the Junior Vice President available for comment?

Twitter sticks a beak in, Clippy-style: Are you sure you want to set your account alight with that flame?

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Joke

Re: Scunthorpe

Also an issue for those who live in or around Penistone in South Yorkshire

UK finds itself almost alone with centralized virus contact-tracing app that probably won't work well, asks for your location, may be illegal

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Re: Hanlon's razor

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity"

Why do people always leave off "...but don't rule out malice" when quoting this? It's important!

UK COVID-19 contact-tracing app data may be kept for 'research' after crisis ends, MPs told

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Re: Apple and Google wont allow this on their platforms?

Surely this breaks all sort of polices from both Apple and Google. How will the Government compel them to allow this on their closed eco systems? They can even compel them to follow the law and pay tax

They certainly seem to be going out of their way to make Huawei's Google free experience seem ever more attractive

NASA signs deals to put a rocket under Artemis flights until 2029

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"The same reliable engines that launched more than 100 space shuttle missions have been modified to be even more powerful to launch the next astronauts who will set foot on the lunar surface during the Artemis missions."

I hope this is simply an oversimplification. Surely we all know that if you take a reliable engine and modify it to create more power, the reliability of said engine take a natural hit?

But then I'm not a rocket scientist.

Realme's X50m is a decently specced 5G phone – for the price of a 1995 Nissan Micra

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As a fellow Honor 9 owner, I thought the same. I keep thinking I should replace my phone, but it does everything I want and more and still works perfectly. The RealMe looks tempting so I ran them both through GSMArena:

Honor 9 vs Realme X50M 5G

Short version, the RealMe has a bigger screen and better battery, but the pixel density of the screen is lower than the Honor (428ppi to 399ppi). Also the RealMe has a better camera cluster. The only other difficult comparison is the processor because the Honor uses Huawei's Kirin chipset. I found a website which claims to be able to compare the two:

Kirin 960 vs Snapdragon 765 - On paper, the Kirin looks faster. I think I'll keep the Honor!

Web pages a little too style over substance? Behold the Windows 98 CSS file

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Ah, feck it! Fed up with briiiiick!

House of Commons agrees to allow Zoom app in Parliament, British MPs will still have to dress smartly

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Excellent

Now they can attend Parliament remotely as it were, this means there is no longer a need for every MP to have a tax payer funded second home in London, doesn't it? They can all live and remain in their constituencies, just as they should.

"In his speech, Rees-Mogg affirmed this change would be temporary, and would not represent a fundamental reworking of Parliamentary protocol. The new rules will remain in place until May 12, unless an extension is deemed necessary."

Well, shit.

Taiwan to develop military exoskeleton because it's not like these things are open-sourced or one-size-fits-all

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Re: Aren't.....

I was thinking it was sounding more like Fallout Power Armour. But then I'm coming to the end of a Fallout 4 play through, so I guess I would.

Watch out, everyone, here come the Coronavirus Cops, enjoying their little slice of power way too much

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Re: "Now they are your best friends? sigh..."

Some of us are American citizens, some permanent residents, some legal immigrants, but one thing is clear: it is un-American to not probe and demand more from our elected officials.

Has anyone informed the President of this?

Here's what Europeans are buying amid the COVID-19 lockdown – aside from heaps of pasta and toilet paper

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Joke

Re: Lost post

Well I hope that they are all now suitably enlightened.

Announcing the official Reg-approved measure of social distancing: The Osman

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Re: On the other hand

From Polymorph: "What about the Rimmer directive, which states never tangle with anything that's got more teeth than the entire Osmond Family."

So can we use the Reg Unit to be something like 1 Osmand = a Great White Shark?

European electric vehicle sales surged in Q4 2019 but only accounted for wafer-thin slice of total car purchases

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Re: Indeed

See, this is why everyone should use the El Reg standards.

If they'd have said 5747787 Linguine or 36610 Brontosauruses, we'd know what they meant.

Not exactly the kind of housekeeping you want when it means the hotel's server uptime is scrubbed clean

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There's a Terry Pratchett Quote for That...

“Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.”

US telcos tossed yet another extension to keep going with Huawei kit despite America's 'security threat' concerns

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Pint

Re: Ugh

OrangeHeadedShitGibbon

Thank you, that's a keeper! Have a beer

Rocket Lab wants to break free, hopes next mission is more 'A Kind Of Magic' than 'Another One Bites The Dust'

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Between this and the 737-MAX fiasco, who would want to be a Boeing employee right now, really?

You've duked it out with OS/2 – but how to deal with these troublesome users? Nukem

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Funny, it was only the other day we were reminiscing in the office about the emergence of the C:\MYDOCU~1\ directory.

Aah, the memories. Or should I say AAARRRGGH! The memories!

BOFH: Here he comes, all wide-eyed with the boundless optimism of youth. He is me, 30 years ago... what to do?

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I thought the commentard said a good reason?

Disk stuck in the drive? Don't dilly-Dali – get IT on the case!

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You'll get your money – when this bank has upgraded Windows 7... or bought extended support

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It's about time we had some decent puns in the comments...

I've been getting withdrawal symptoms...

If people could form an orderly queue, you can deposit them here.

I'll cheque them for you.

Death and taxis: Windows has had enough of clinging to a cab rooftop in the London rain

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Re: Manure in the cloud

"Over The Rainbow" would lose some of the magic as well.

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Maybe don't put Windows on top of a taxi.

Wouldn't that make it a sunroof?

Nokia said to be considering sale or merger as profits tank

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Dear Huawei,

Please buy a massive stake in Nokia.

Purely because it would be funny to see the reaction of the incumbent US Prez.

Yours,

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Pope tells his followers to log off for Lent

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Re: Down with this sort of thing

Careful now

Spider-eyed Lite version of Huawei flagship flies out before actual P40 launch event

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Re: Target market

Speaking as the husband of a wife who bought a Samsung Galaxy S8 while I chose the Honor 9 at the same time, its not just price. The rebadged Huawei has generally lasted far better. The battery lasts way longer than the Samsung, it hardly ever crashes while the Glaaxy crashes fairly often, in fact the only thing I can really point to as having ever been better on the Samsung (noticeably anyway) is that the Sammy has a much better, more capable camera.

Can't speak for Apples though, although I'm fairly sure Huawei have never pushed an update to deliberately slow my phone down.

YMMV though.

Breaker one-nine, this trucker's rubber ducked, facing a year in the slammer for Acer laptop thefts

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GBI agents also found that Kevliyan had gambled at the Virgin River Hotel and Casino in Mesquite, Nevada, with over $11,000 in cash after arriving from Chicago.

Kevliyan's wife, two sons, and sister submitted letters to the court attesting to their father's otherwise good character and difficult circumstances.

Perhaps the "difficult circumstances" were brought on by a significant gambling habit? If the defence is "I stole these things because I can't afford to feed my family" I have some sympathy, but when the defence becomes "I stole these things because I can't afford to feed my family because I have a gambling problem I don't intend to do anything about. Then pissed it up the wall in a casino anyway" my sympathy gland dries up.

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now: Brexit tea towel says it'll just be the gigabit broadband

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Re: I voted for BREXIT

As I understand it:

  • An end to free movement of people, whilst maintaining free movement of people
  • No border in the Irish Sea, while there is a border in the Irish Sea
  • It saving loads of money, while it costs loads of money
  • Being free of "unelected bureaucrats making all the decisions" while we currently have unelected bureaucrats making all the decisions (I'm looking at you, Mr Cummings)
  • The easiest trade deal in history, while it is in fact probably the most complicated trade deal in history

On the plus side, Brexit Got Done™. So obviously we know all the answers to these questions, right?

Yo, Imma let you finish, but for the 6,000 people still using that app on a daily basis ... we have a question: why?

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do you mean this??

https://youtu.be/T8XeDvKqI4E

Sort of but not directly. It's sort of a reference to what some people think might have been a reference to Monty Python. Back in the old days (OK the 90's) we didn't have social media, we had mIRC (an IRC client) and in mIRC you could /slap people.

It was a simpler time. Aah, the memories....What did I come in here for again? Keep off my lawn you damn whipper-snappers! Buggerit, buggerem, millennium hand and shrimp.

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*Rameses Niblick the Third Kerplunk Kerplunk Whoops Where's My Thribble? slaps Martin Summers around a bit with a large trout

'Don't tell anyone but I have a secret.' There, that's my security sorted

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Coffee/keyboard

La République en Main

Where can I apply for my freebie El-Reg branded replacement keyboard?

Google product boss cuffed on suspicion of murder after his Microsoft manager wife goes missing, woman's body found, during Hawaii trip

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Re: Sad yes, but is this really pat of El Reg's core mission?

Seriously? I get that you're desperate to be an edgelord and all, but take shitty comments like that to 4chan where they belong.

If he did it, murder is no laughing matter. If he didn't, then grief is no laughing matter. Either way, two young girls have lost their mother and that will hugely affect them for the rest of their lives.

I sincerely hope that you never have to deal with any emotional trauma even slightly like this.

Huawei to the danger zone: Now Uncle Sam slaps it with 16 charges of racketeering, fraud, money laundering, theft of robot arm and source code

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Coat

Re: Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud (two counts)

I'm getting baud with these puns

After just one phone, Essential Products ascends to the great venture capitalist in the sky

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Re: A bad choice of name perhaps?

Clearly not so Essential after all...

I thought that was the point of the sub-heading?

Astroboffins agog after spotting the first repeating fast radio burst that pings every 16 days from another galaxy

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Re: Aliens? Or something more prosaic? We're hoping for aliens

Quagaars, obviously

Ever wondered how Google-less Android might look? Step right this Huawei: Mate 30 Pro arrives on British shores

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Re: Meanwhile in China..

Because it knows exactly where all its citizens have been and who has been speaking to who

You are aware that Google knows all this as well, right? And far, far more besides.

Voyager 2 gets back to sciencing while 'unstoppable' Iran promises world more 'Great Iranian Satellites'

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Iran is UNSTOPPABLE... except when it comes to putting satellites in orbit

Has someone been taking Twitter lessons from the Great Orange Cheeto of America™?

Guess we have to do this the Huawei then: Verizon sued by Chinese giant for allegedly ripping off patented tech

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"Huawei’s real target is not Verizon; it is any country or company that defies it. The action lacks merit, and we look forward to vigorously defending ourselves."

"Defies" as in "refuses to come to an agreement about using Huaweis patents"? And "company" as in, I'm guessing, Verizon? So, Verizon's position is that Huawei aren't taking this action to stop Verizon using their IP for nothing, but they are doing it because they want to target Verizon for using their IP for nothing? Thanks, that statement really backs up your position Verizon, well done.

Fed-up air safety bods ban A350 pilots from enjoying cockpit coffees

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It would seem that no-one else has the beans to attempt it.

Will Asimov fix my doorbell? There should be a law about this

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...long, difficult career in the cab, shovelling sandwiches while holding those buttons down.

Hey! I work in IT and I resemble that remark!

Not call, dude: UK govt says guaranteed surcharge-free EU roaming will end after Brexit transition period. Brits left at the mercy of networks

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If the operators don't charge (as permitted), it's as if the old rules still apply.

Let's face it, a sure fire way to hemorrhage {sic} subscribers would be to charge when others don't.

It will only take one company, probably one of the smaller ones to be forced in to raising roaming charges, for every other company to follow. Expecting companies to give away something free of charge when they are allowed to charge for it is somewhat naive in my view. It might not happen immediately, but roaming charges will return.

You're always a day Huawei: UK to decide whether to ban Chinese firm's kit from 5G networks tomorrow

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Re: Yellow Devil

Oh my god, you're absolutely right!

Once Brexit is done, we're invading Vatican City!

Remember that Sonos speaker you bought a few years back that works perfectly? It's about to be screwed for... reasons

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Re: Or a Kryten icon...

Of course, otherwise where would all the calculators go?

New SAP co-CEO 'runs simple' to Davos in Mercedes hydrogen car

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Call me jaded, but I think you're predictable.

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