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NASA's Chandra probe suddenly becomes an EX-ray space telescope (for now, anyway)

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3hr 50min tea break....

Boris. Shhhhhhhhhhhhh. PP

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On the first day of Christmas my true love gave me tea... pigs-in-blankets-flavoured tea

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Re: Pigs in Blankets....????

WTF... they were and still are called Kilted Sausages. PP

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Don't make us pay compensation for employee data breach, Morrisons begs UK court

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The perp got 8 years...good...

but we know who'll end up paying the fine and compensation, the customers and employees. PP

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On the third day of Windows Microsoft gave to me: A file-munching run of DELTREE

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My Documents, My Downloads, My Pictures etc.

I was taught back in DOS days that my data should be at least 2-3 folders below root and ideally not the dumbed down My??? stuff MS introduced.

So now my stuff is in C:\MyStuff\various logical folder names below, like a filing cabinet.

I think I had a couple of machines that were partioned, OS and Apps on C: default data storage folders on D:

Not perfect in a disk crash situation but that's rare IMHO and not an issue if you do that other thing that was drilled in, back in the day. BACKUP. PP

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UK.gov asks biz for ideas on how to 'overcome' data privacy concerns in NHS

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Ref: Firehose

@ quxinot

Have an upvote for balance from the Dog community. :) PP

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Bombing raids during WWII sent out shockwaves powerful enough to alter the Earth's ionosphere

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...no one should ever have left the oceans.

@Stoneshop. TBH the Dolphins look pretty happy to me. I'm coming back as one of those. PP :)

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Russia: The hole in the ISS Soyuz lifeboat – was it the crew wot dunnit?

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Stonehenge...

TBH the Russian tourist statement might have held a little more water if they'd said they were visiting Stonehenge, World Heritage site. Nothing against the Cathedral tho'. PP

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Martian weather has cleared at last: Now NASA's wondering, will Opportunity knock?

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Re: Candle in the Martian Wind.

Given that Eltons last revisit of that song brought him his 1st (and only?) SOLO UK #1 Single I'd recommend he gives it a go.

I'm a big EJ fan and can't understand why so many great songs missed the UK #1 singles slot for so long. PP

>>Icon for the guys at JPL and NASA.

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A flash of inspiration sees techie get dirty to fix hospital's woes

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Re: Do the simple checks first

@AC. Ah.... the days before search engines, we had to use our brains and a decent library. PP

Wanders off sobbing for lost youth.>>'coz. Friday.

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NASA's Kepler probe rouses from its slumber, up and running again

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JPL

Mark 85, I think that pint belongs to JPL. For examples of what awesome engineering they do see "The Martian". For examples of what happens when you rush them, see same. PP

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Benchmark smartphone drama: We wouldn't call it cheating, says Huawei, but look, everyone's at it

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Ref: Windows 3.1 graphics drivers in 1993

Yep ccc13481. I remember it well. Hercules, S3, Datapath they were all "at it". Cheers for the memories. PP

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Southport: Come for a round of golf, stay for the flesh-eating STIs

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Re: Hey, it's Southport ...Merseyside.

and as a former local, I can tell you they were not best pleased with not being Lancashire anymore. Birkdale and Ainsdale are rather nicer if you like Golf but the Snotty Dog in S'Port could always be relied upon to be "lively".

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Space station springs a leak while astronauts are asleep (but don't panic)

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Re: Duct tape

Well, it worked for Mark Watney. :) PP

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Russian volcanoes fingered for Earth's largest mass extinction

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Re: St. Augustine had told the Catholic Church, [...] that anything in the Bible which was contrary

I only got the Urban joke due to some of the stuff in these hallowed pages. Ignorance is the failure of an individual to take the opportunities offered to be educated. Thank you commentariat. :) PP

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Abracadabra! Tales of unexpected sysadmagic and dabbling in dark arts

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@Oddbodd.. ref: Timmy.

I have a wood planer called Nigel if that qualifies. :) PP

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IBM slaps patent on coffee-delivering drones that can read your MIND

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Re: Vacant expression and Tea....

or this YouTube clip here. PP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYRz7tsHYfo

> Only Beverage icon.

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Connected car data handover headache: There's no quick fix... and it's NOT just Land Rovers

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Re: More electric...

@Moog42 I'm cheap like that.

Oblig. Dolly quote. "It takes a lot of money to look this cheap". PP

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Internet overseer continues wall-punching legal campaign

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Anglo-Saxon....

When some of the more colourful insults are used in UK English it's often referred to as Anglo-Saxon... Hmmm. I wonder where that came from? Did the Norman French just not swear much? PP

Upvote to the OPs on German translation of mug, idiot etc. Have a virtual pint.

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Lo and behold, Earth's special chemical cocktail for life seems to be pretty common

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@ Ken 16, One Million Years BC.

Sorry, had to Google that. in 1966 it was Raquel Welch or Carole Landis in 1940. Which film are you thinking of with Sophia Loren? PP

>>ICON Close enough.

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Beam me up, PM: Digital secretary expected to give Tory conference speech as hologram

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Selling tea to China????

Dare I ask where Yorkshire Tea get their tea from? PP

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EU wants one phone plug to rule them all. But we've got a better idea.

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Re: SCART input on my TV

Me too Andy. I need it for my VCR/DVD combi. Back to the Future Doc. PP

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Australia's Snooper's Charter: Experts react, and it ain't pretty

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Cipher....

Back in the day authorities could obtain a warrant to intercept snail mail but there was (is) nothing to stop the sender applying a cipher to it, the key to which is ONLY held by the recipient. PP

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You won't believe this but... everyone hates their cable company: Bombshell study lands

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@Not also known as SC ref UK STD.

I've taken to using the more American phrase "area code" as all I get from my younger colleagues is a snigger when I say STD. Fnar, fnar. PP

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Wasted worker wasps wanna know – oi! – who are you looking at?

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Re: How High?

Trees in northern Scotland, if present, are rarely > 2-3 mtrs and almost always horizontal. Goes for some of the islands too. PP

>>Paris, because alegedly she likes a good blow too.

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UK govt steams ahead with £5m facial recog system amid furore over innocents' mugshots

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Re: "person of interest"

..but then Edmund Burke sprang to mind. "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing". PP

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"person of interest"

@YAAc. I was going to casually ask how you get photos, DNA, fingerprints removed from Plods dBase if there at all but now I think I'll just sit quiet. PP

damn it. Should have posted as AC.

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Space, the final Trump-tier: America to beam up $8bn for Space Force

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Re: AI in spaaaace

"I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that" ring any AI bells???PP

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Get drinking! Abstinence just as bad for you as getting bladdered

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Re: What?!?!? Duck Joke.

It involves a bar, a bread obsessed Duck and a none existent nail.

also a bit like the bar, pint, pork pie and packet of crisps joke. Go figure. PP

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Re: 1 of your 5 a day..

Thanks Dazed and Confused. I mostly drink cider (<5%). I'm sure someone will correct me but I'd be amazed if a pint (or 3) of cider didn't contain at least 5 apples. :) PP

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First low-frequency fast radio burst to grace our skies detected at last

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@ Voyna i Mor

Your post suggests you should spend less time with amanfrommars1...PP

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Rights groups challenge UK cops over refusal to hand over info on IMSI catchers

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Cat out of bag...

...unfortunate choice. I understood this phrase to mean a secret is now generally known. Perhaps "closing the stable door after the horse has bolted" may be more accurate. PP

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Click this link and you can get The Register banned in China

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@ I ain't Spartacus ref Tie me Kangeroo down Sport..

Sexual inuendo....there is now. Thanks IaS.

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Re: Communist leaders and their sensitivities

Trump = In UK English The Toy Dolls put it best..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eti21PVHXrg

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Galileo, here we go again. My my, the Brits are gonna miss EU

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Re: Fgs

@Stoneshop "fly in the bathroom window, then down the stairs and into the storage cupboard that need it." you're trying to kill that Leopard I was advised to beware of....PP

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Science fiction legend Harlan Ellison ends his short time on Earth

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Re: Deathbird Stories

Ironclad. Something like Death Race 3 then? PP

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

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Re: Just what I needed on a Friday afternoon

Thanks for the translate warning. My keyboard expresses its joy at not being splattered. PP

>> To replace the coffee.

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Swiss cops will 'tolerate' World Cup rabble-rousers – for 60 minutes

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Re: Waving swords...

Oh! Matron.... (sorry, just came from the "MSDN Nob innuendo thread, couldn't resist). PP

>> No "Carry on..." icon.

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Creepy software knows what you are about to do... to that poor salad

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Salad missing something...

Where's the egg?? PP

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... Aaaand that's a fifth Brit Army Watchkeeper drone to crash in Wales

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Bangkok full name @ DG

OK Dodge Geezer. There was a lul so I found this.

Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit

The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city (unlike Ayutthaya) of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn.

Enquiring minds etc. PP My pleasure. I'm here all week, Oh wait. ICON.

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Re: Location, location, location

Great commentarderie Dodgy Geezer. What does all that mean? PP

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New York State is trying to ban 'deepfakes' and Hollywood isn't happy

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Re: Bedford v The Number

Thanks for posting that. Now I remember that case. Have an upvote. PP

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Re: WHERE IS THE MENTAL BLEACH...

In the drinks cabinet or if not available, use your local pub. :) PP

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PETA calls for fish friendly Swedish street signage

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Pheasants...Grouse and probably many others.

Following Mark85s point, I've often remarked that Pheasants would have fallen to Darwinism ages ago if not for the care afforded them by shooting estates. Same for Grouse and Grouse moors. I'm sure there are other examples. PP

ICON>> Ideally a nice Claret but this'll do.

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Swiss sausage sizzler 4.0 hits 200 bangers per hour

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Re: 1400 degrees? Butter Spreader.

"bread, toast, bagels, baguettes, muffins, pancakes, waffles"

Must be related to this guy then.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRq_SAuQDec

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NASA will send tiny helicopter to Mars

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Re: Ummm...

I think you find the mice got a fair "wedge". :)

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Are meta, self-referential or recursive science-fiction films doomed?

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Re: The Martian..

MJI. I'd cite that as my favorite SF film of recent years. By chance I read the book about 1 year before the film. Book read > 10 times. Film watched 8-10 times. Have an upvote and one of these ('coz Friday). PP

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Re: Dune

No Roj. Me and 7 others (to date). Dune just needed to be WAY longer or a Trilogy. PP

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Furious gunwoman opens fire at YouTube HQ, three people shot

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London nheavy Police presence....

similar heavy police presence as London. Near the touristy bits, NSY, Party HQs, maybe. Most of Greater London is a policing vacuum. PP

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Headscarfs...

Some of the commentariat are old enough to remember when native born UK women disliked going out without headwear, usually silk scarves. And of course, hats at church (or scarves) on Sunday. PP

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Re: Of all places

London vs New York murder rates. Another good link Korev. Thank you. Have an upvote. PP

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