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* Posts by cornz 1

2575 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009

Who's that at Ring's door? Why, it's Skybell with a begging cup, er, patent rip-off lawsuit

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Re: Patents critical to a smart doorbell?

"How immune is the smart doorbell from jamming."

It isn't. It's wifi on 2.4ghz. Standard 802.11 b/g/n. Jamming it is trivial.

The ac 5ghz standard is MUCH more resilient to jamming.

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Re: $200 million funding

Known as a "coppers knock".

Trouble is with door bells, you cant tell if they have "rung".

NO doorbell can compete with a damn good knuckle rapping.

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Boffins use inkjets to print explosives

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Re: This might not bode well

1kg of fine aluminium powder, apx 15 quid. Ebay

1kg of fine ferric oxide, apx 10 quid. Ebay

Small bottle of potassium permanganate and glycerine (pet shop and chemist) apx 5 quid.

Instructions for quantities and igniting all over internet.

But thermite isn't particularly "explosive". But by god, it burns like fury!!

Mainly used for welding train tracks and fucking up large calibre weapons.

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Re: Not usually one for pedantry

No, the copper produces a more vigorous reaction than Rust.

Bigger "bang" for your buck.

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1980s sci-fi movies: The thrill of being not quite terrified on mum's floral sofa

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But all said and done,

Blade Runner 2049 is still shit.

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Danger! High voltage: Kraut customs bods burn half-tonne of weed in power station

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Re: THC, the active ingredient

You fail to distinguish between volume and concentration.

If I take 1 gallon of (for the sake of argument) of 100% pure alcohol, add it to 10 gallon of water and distil it, WHAT will be the strength of the distilled spirit?

It will OBVIOUSLY be 100%. So WHY do you insist a still makes booze stronger?

As I said, you fail at distilling science.

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Re: THC, the active ingredient

Sigh.Ok, back to basics.

A bottle of 20% abv whisky contains 80% water and 20% ethanol.

If I take ALL the alcohol out I will have 2 solutions. 1 of 96% abv ethanol and another at 0% abv (the solutions are ethanol and water). If I then distill the remaining alcohol again, will it become stronger??

No it wont. AND THAT THERE is the proof that a still does NOT MAKE ALCOHOL MORE POTENT.

A still increases the AMOUNT of alcohol NOT its strength.

10 pints of 4% abv lager contains the SAME amount of alcohol as 1 pint of 40% abv spirit / rum / brandy / whisky. And If I distill them I will get the same result, I fail to see why you cannot grasp a simple fact.

Sorry but your knowledge of distillation is wrong. More worryingly, you cant seem to grasp a basic scientific fact.

Jesus Christ man, do some fucking research.

I've been doing it now for 20 years. How long have you been distilling?

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Re: THC, the active ingredient

No it DOESNT.

The alcohol is ALREADY there. Alcohol is alcohol. You don't get 20% alcohol. Or 50%. You get a MIX of water and alcohol.

Look, if you have a 10 gallon fermented solution of water, sugar and yeast and its 10%abv and I remove HALF the water, the solution is now 50% abv.

The alcohol hasn't changed AT ALL. Its no stronger.

It isn't stronger, there is now just more of it BECAUSE THE WATER HAS BEEN REMOVED.

So, just to reiterate, a still does NOT make alcohol more potent. End of.

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Re: THC, the active ingredient

a still does NOT strengthen alcohol.

A still removes *pure alcohol from a dilute solution.

It does NOT make the alcohol stronger.

*96% maximum as you cannot remove the remaining 4% water without great effort.

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Re: THC, the active ingredient

The amount of methanol produced by the distillation of grains, potatoes or sugars is in the ppm range and poses no danger at all.

It was bootleggers adding wood alcohol (methanol) that caused the issue. Methanol is an optic nerve poison (hence being "blind drunk").

Mixing sugar, yeast and water and drinking it wont poison you or make you blind.

Nor will it make you blind after fermentation and distillation.

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Re: "Kraut" ? really ? in the 21st century ? after 70 years ?

Well, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk are both better when you're hammered.

And they're good to start with.

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Re: "Cannot be traced back to the source"

"Some stuff comes from OUTSIDE the Earth".

Technically everything came from outside the earth, including the earth.

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Weed wish you a merry Christmas: Pot-toting OAPs tell cops 30kg stash is for pressies

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Re: The most potent drugs I ever got from my grandparents were mint imperials. <sigh>

"Not Werther's originals"?

AKA paedo pellets.

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Nest's slick IoT burglar alarm catches crooks... while it eyes your wallet

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Another massive fail.

They just don't get it do they.

Either the manufacturers or the idiots who fall for this IoT shit.

Nay, nay and thrice, NAY!

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Telly boffin Professor Heinz Wolff has died

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Goodbye

and thank you for helping to make science fun.

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At Christmas, do you give peas a chance? Go cold turkey? What is the perfect festive feast?

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Yorkshire puddings

with jam for afters....

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New battery boffinry could 'triple range' of electric vehicles

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Re: Phone Batteries

I wouldn't hold your breath, as yet, every story re battery improvement technology has, so far, failed to deliver.

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Google lies about click-fraud refunds and tried to destroy us – ad biz

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Re: Google could look into Youtube while they're at it ?

"This seems like a place to punt the question".

No, it isn't.

This is neither a political story or political discussion board.

Try J.Paxman@gmail.com

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Up to 'ONE BEEELLION' vid-stream gawpers toil in crypto-coin mines

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Re: Pay dirt

As long as the mining announces itself, gives me a ON OFF option and has a slider to adjust CPU cycle allocation, I don't have an issue...

Doing it behind my back though is a twats trick.

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Facebook Messenger ... for who now? Zuck points his digital crack at ever younger kids

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Re: As a childless curmudgeon.

I'm the one in the LTR, not the pasty faced hand shandy barista in his bedroom.

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Re: @ Dr Stephen Jones As a childless curmudgeon.

And you think I have a problem with that????

ROFL.

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Re: @ Dr Stephen Jones As a childless curmudgeon.

I pay into a pension and pay tax and NI, I'm providing for my own future thanks very much.

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As a childless curmudgeon.

Having children should not be a right but a privilege.

Children appear to be seen as a meal ticket these days, the more you have, the more £££ the govt will give you.

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

I lament the world kids are being forced to grow up in and with ever increasing population numbers, things are only EVER going to worsen.

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UK.gov failing to prevent £10bn of annual online fraud, say MPs

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More accurately:

UK Govt complicit in defrauding the public every time one of them opens their mouths.

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O Christmas wreath, O Christmas wreath, thy potent skunk's in bunches

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The sooner

it's de-criminalised in the UK the better.

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Spy-on-your-home Y-Cam cameras removes free cloud storage bit

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Re: "Such as Photoshop, Lightroom etc as that's now almost entirely cloud based"

No, both Photoshop 2018 and the new lightroom are both predominantly cloud based.

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Re: Boom. Gotcha.

But seeing as most modern electronics last for a good 5 years, had I bought these cameras last month I would now have almost 5 years of paying for their "storage services".

It;s a fucking con.

I hope the Streisand effect kicks in.

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Boom. Gotcha.

Thanks for buying our stuff. Now you have it, we'll now lock you in because that would be cheaper than you buying all new stuff.

The "cloud" is nothing more than a way to make you subscribe and pay.

Nothing more...

Bollocks to that. This proves you CANNOT rely or trust any company with "cloud based storage" to honour their agreements. Ergo, don't use cloud storage for anything you value.

Such as Photoshop, Lightroom etc as that's now almost entirely cloud based. Fortunately there are ways to circumvent most cloud based lock ins..

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Google prepares 47 Android bug fixes, ten of them rated Critical

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This:

"Source code patches will land within 48 hours, Pixel and Nexus firmware images are due December 5, US time, and the rest of the world can, as usual, wait for patches to wend their tired way down through vendors and carriers to never ever appear as an update, over-the-air or otherwise".

TFTFY.

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Drone collisions with airliners may not be fatal, US study suggests

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Re: "May not be fatal"

We could start a new game, warring, laser tag fighting drones.

Now, for a title, Hmm, lets see.....

Ahh, got it. Game Of *Drones..

Hey, HBO, how do you like those apples???

Comedic effect only. (Insert quad, hexa, octo COPTERS as required but stop calling them drones!)

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Re: Chicken cannon/ This:

"even if the engine is not destroyed, it may shut down, leaving the aircraft without power during a critical phase of the flight".

Well, that's bloody inconvenient. If the other engine(s) fail then the passengers could be stuck at 30k feet all bloody night!!!

Personally, I blame Isaac Newton. If he hadn't discovered gravity then the aircraft would just have floated gently back to earth. But no, he had to stick his bloody oar in and now because of his discovery, we'd all be doomed to plummet earthwards.

Haven't we learned, some things we should just leave well alone.

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WW2 Enigma machine to be seized from shamed pharma bro Shkreli

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Do us

all a favour, PLEASE destroy the "Lil' Wayne" album.

For the love of god (and music), please destroy it.

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PayPal paid $US233m for company that leaked 1.6 million records

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All this talk

of becoming a cashless society.

Not whilst shenanigans like this are the norm.

And FTR, Identity theft insurance is pointless / worthless.

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Is Oomi the all-in-one smart home system we've been waiting for?

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Just This:

No.

Not ever.

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Thou shalt use our drone app, UK.gov to tell quadcopter pilots

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Wikipedia?

Seriously?

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Welcome

to the nanny state. Whereby one miscreant takes a fun hobby and proceeds to turn it into a legislative fucking nightmare.

Fuck em, I'm not registering my quad copter.

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That $10,000 Facebook bug: Photos shafted, addicts screwed by polls

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@Deltics: Re: They can keep

Then my point is still just as valid.

NB Up voted for having wit (you wont hurt my feelings as I have none) and for having the cojones not to hide behind an anonymous handle. At least I know who to "add to the list". ;-)

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They can keep

their 10k, as long as it means I don't have to interact with any of the fuck wits using it.

I HAD friends who I haven't spoken with for a couple of years now as they use facebook for ALL their communication. As they don't bother to contact me outside of FB, I can only conclude they were friends who were ultimately not worth bothering with.

Their loss.

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Ad-filtering fiend Eyeo: Morning has broken, like the first morning

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You can

make all the adverts on the planet as unobtrusive as is possible to do and I will still block.every.single.one of them.

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Ads watchdog to BT: We say your itsy bitsy, teeny weeny Ts&Cs too small for screeny

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I too

wondered about the illegibility of T&Cs on TV adverts.

I mean if HD is so good, then why are they using pixelated jpeg letters??? Is the type setter blind or just illiterate.

No doubt to obfuscate the finer details that otherwise you'd read and think "no way, that's a terrible offer".

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Level 5 driverless cars by 2021 can be done, say Brit industry folk

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This:

“Up until now, AV testing has been about development: trying out algorithms in practice to see what happens, in controlled conditions with a trained safety driver to watch the system like a hawk and take over when it goes wrong,”

So, much like the extinction of the human race, not IF, but WHEN!

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The Reg parts ways with imagineer and thought pathfinder Steve Bong

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oh, right. Bye.

And if You're ever passing this way again, fucking pass.

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Help desk declared code PEBCAK and therefore refused to help!

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PCMCIA

People

Cant

Memorise

Computer

Industry

Acronyms

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mine.

I.D 10T error.

chair to keyboard interface error

And my all time fave, for those of you with real balls: Computer User Not Technical.

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Prosecute driverless car devs for software snafus, say Brit cyclists

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Re: Fair enough, but...

SHE was on the fucking PAVEMENT.

You know, the bit for PEDESTRIANS only.

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How about that time Russian military used a video game pic as proof of US aiding ISIS?

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Re: Pah.

Ohh, all those juicy down votes from the remoaners.

We voted to LEAVE.

Man up and fucking accept it.

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Pah.

More fake news to distract from disastrous brexit negotiations.

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Pastry in a manger: We're soz, Greggs man said

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Re: Ahh, the Greggs Jumbo Sausage Roll

And they do a small one for the kids, the "Pastifier".

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I'd be slightly

more understanding if it was a scene featuring Allah, what with a pork sausage roll.

But here we go, some offended fuckwit fires up the keyboard of righteousness and fires off the moral holy hand grenade of Antioch..

I'm absolutely fucking sick to the back teeth of the snowflake contingent taking offence at ANYTHING that offends their own moral sensibilities. Christians are one of the most easy going religious types on the planet. Hell we let Muslims threaten to kill our soldiers and pour scorn on our poppy tradition and we tut and we complain but that's ALL we do. We let them express their discontent.

Religious freedoms they don't have back in shitholeistan.

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