* Posts by Dizzy Dwarf

34 posts • joined 13 Aug 2021

This hero probe will smash into an asteroid to see if we can deflect future killer rocks

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Re: Typo

Calm down everyone.

We don't want to have to call out the St John's Ambulance.

A match made in heaven: systemd comes to Windows Subsystem for Linux

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Sometimes you do, see: pid_namespaces(7)

for containers, v-motion-ing, things I don't understand, etc.

Chinese researchers make car glide 35mm above ground in maglev test

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That's just high tech aquaplaning

Well done.

Chances good for NASA Artemis SLS Moon launch on Saturday

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Re: Massive Moon Rocket

Oh noes - Measles/Mumps/Rubella

Claims of AI sentience branded 'pure clickbait'

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I feel bad already, but ...

... I'm gonna start being rude to customer support merely on the assumption they're just an AI.

NASA's Lunar Orbiter spots comfortably warm 'pits' all over the Moon

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Re: No soup for you.

With the simple and practical addition of a dustbin lid we can raise the temperature to a toasty 20°C

Dev's code manages to topple Microsoft's mighty SharePoint

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Re: Exchange

C&V please

First-ever James Webb Space Telescope image revealed

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BBC has ...

"Light from galaxies that has taken many billions of light-years to reach us"

Next they'll be making the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.

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Re: Correction or have I misunderstood...?

Also - not being in Earth's shadow rather helps the solar panels.

These centrifugal moon towers could be key to life off-planet

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Stupid idea

This is like one of those nausea inducing fair-ground rides, except that they only last for five minutes, then you get to stagger off and recover in the nearest hedge.

It would work in free fall - in orbit. With a much larger diameter and a slower rotation.

Not on the Moon/Mars, with their own existing direction of down. You'd just be falling over sideways all the time. Also everything would be steeply uphill.

Wash your mouth out with shape-shifting metal

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When the world has turned into Grey Goo

at least it’ll smell minty-fresh.

NOBODY PRINT! Selfless hero saves typing pool from carbon catastrophe

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Re: Uniplex "my God, it chills me just mention the dark lord's name,"

automated email ...

No Y2K bugs have been reported as of 1900-01-01 15:25

Thunderbird 102 gets a major facelift, Matrix chat support

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Usenet news (yes, it still exists)

Usenet is the only reason I use it.

NASA wants nuclear reactor on the Moon by 2030

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Space 1999

I've been waiting 23 years for the future to finally happen.

Record players make comeback with Ikea, others pitching tricked-out turntables

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Re: Not unexpectedly..

I've heard cheap crappy PC CD-ROM drive's audio out played through good quality speakers (because the amp/cd-player weren't going to be delivered for a couple of days) ... and it sounded excellent.

We expected it to sound awful. Very surprised on how good it sounded.

That time a techie accidentally improved an airline's productivity

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Re: Easy to miss something trivial

But shift+c would have been no problem. I never understood peoples difficulty with ctrl

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Re: Everybody knows...

Yes, and ...

"Fatal Error Message"

Button: "Okay"

... Well, it isn't bloody okay.

Algorithm spots 104 asteroids in huge piles of data

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Re: New eyes, old data

Natural language translation.

Someone at google realised there was a hundred years worth of Canada's parliament's hansards - in both English and French. That's a lot of high quality old data to feed your ML.

Ex-spymaster and fellow Brexiteers' emails leaked by suspected Russian op

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Re: Sowing Division

Unladen swallows, Shirley?

NASA's InSight doomed as Mars dust coats solar panels

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Just paint the incarnation for dust-devils on the side

Ask the local djinni for a helping hand.

Microsoft tests ‘Suggested Actions’ in Windows 11. Insiders: Can we turn it off?

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Re: Oh god, no...

[Thanks!] [Awesome!] [Just what I was looking for]

Web3 'contains the seeds of a dystopian nightmare' says analyst firm

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Re: My view

Web "1.2" - the same as Web "1.0" except it said "Javascript error" at the bottom.

C: Everyone's favourite programming language isn't a programming language

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Re: Nothing new, kinda pathetic really

This is the original: <https://gankra.github.io/blah/c-isnt-a-language/> ?

It's like the guy doesn't know C at all.

Apple seeks patent for 'innovation' resembling the ZX Spectrum, C64 and rPi 400

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Re: "I imagine there will be a special iPencil"

It won’t work - they will round out the edges and it won’t engage the sprocket.

Time to party like it's 2002: Acura and Honda car clocks knocked back 20 years by bug

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No leap second this year

Nor in 2002, thankfully.

Can you imagine the chaos?

Joint venture: Uber Eats to offer weed orders in Ontario

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Re: Finally!

Sure they can. It's under the pepperoni.


LoRa to the Moon and back: Messages bounced off lunar surface using off-the-shelf hardware

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Short message

I hope it was: Sod it, the bloody thing's stuck again

It's fake ooze, don't fall for fake ooze: Alien fossils found on Mars might just be simple chemistry, uni pair warn

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Re: Typo?

The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one.

Zuckerberg wants to create a make-believe world in which you can hide from all the damage Facebook has done

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Re: "If this is the future you want to see..."

143 up votes, zero down votes.

This makes me happy.

Fortnite banana can appear in court naked says judge in Epic vs Apple legal footnote

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Re: It's already clothed

(probably) Everyone's favourite Ankh-Morpork street-food vendor:

Barbara's Beautifully Barbequed Bananas

The unit of measure for fatbergs is not hippopotami, even if the operator of an Australian sewer says so

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Re: That's nothing!

Unladen? African or European?

Tired: What3Words. Wired: A clone location-tracking service based on FOUR words – and they are all extremely rude

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BOFH: 'What's an NFT?' the Boss asks. In this case, 'not financially thoughtful'

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Sounds like them KLF wankers missed a trick.


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