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26 posts • joined 28 Jul 2014

Noise from blast of gas destroys Digiplex data depot disk drives

MonkeyBob

Re: Safe for personnel?

They really ought to use inert gas mixtures in US gas chambers, they're quick, totally painless and kill without any sense of suffocation or fighting for breath.

Micheal Portillo did a BBc documentary on this a few years ago. When he asked US people if they preffered the gas method most didn't as it no longer seemed like a punishment.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7183957.stm

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Windrush immigration papers scandal is a big fat GDPR fail for UK.gov

MonkeyBob

What made the panel so odd, was that I found myself agreeing with Jacob Rees Mogg on the unBritishness of ID cards. At that point I thought it was time for the first gin of the evening.

I had this strange feeling too, was very unsettling.

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MonkeyBob

They didn't need any papers when they came over here as the Carribena was part of the British empire .Much like you don't need any papers to move between England/Scotland/Wales nowadays.

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X marks the Notch, where smartmobe supercycles go to die

MonkeyBob
Devil

There seems to be 2 types of commentard in here

Person A wants a cheap no nonse phone that make calls and send/receive texts and maybe a quick game of snake, and there's a nice selection pf phones for them

Person B has money and wants all the blls and whistles, theres a phone for them as well.

Person A is a grumpy old git and can't understand why person B wants to spend so much money on a phone.

Person B is too busy down the pub with his mates to care what person A thinks, plus he has friends that he can call on his phone.

Let the down votes begin.

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He He He: Seagate's gasbag Exos spinner surges up to 14TB

MonkeyBob
Paris Hilton

Re: Limits?

Good point about the red blood cells. They are about 3 times bigger than a sperm cell and they definatly have DNA. Icon cos she throw more "data" around than any tech firm.

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MonkeyBob

Re: Limits?

Not even close to DNA, which packs about 3 billion base pairs* into every cell in your body. 2 bits per base is 6 Gigabits or 0.75 Gigabytes. About 20,000 of these will be over 14TB which using blood cells would be about 2,000,000 cubic micro metres or 0.002 cubic millimetres. So not even close to a drop of blood yet.

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_genome

**http://book.bionumbers.org/how-big-is-a-human-cell/

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Samsung starts cranking out 512GB eUFS storage

MonkeyBob

Dacia make basic cars, I don't know if you can get them that side of the pond tho

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Apple embraces El Reg! iOS 11 is now biting the hand that types IT

MonkeyBob
Stop

Re: I.T just works..

I bloody hope not, that's me out of a job

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Logitech: We're gonna brick your Harmony Link gizmos next year

MonkeyBob

Re: Official info?

It looks like the hub =! link, there are seperate apps in the play store for them and I haven't received any notification about my harmony ultimate being dscontinued. I might try diconnecting my internet tonight anbd see if it still works, just to see if it will.

It looks like a lot of people on here have bad experiences with logitech but mine is the opposite. I've got a keyboard and mouse still going after about 10 years and a harmony 525 which is still supported (yes I can still download remote codes) after more than 10 years.

Still shit for Link users though.

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Tories spared fine after being told off by ICO for election telemarketing

MonkeyBob
Facepalm

the ICO has "warned the Conservative Party to get it right next time".

That'll be we got away with it this time so lets push it a bit further next time then

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How bad can the new spying legislation be? Exhibit 1: it's called the USA Liberty Act

MonkeyBob
Black Helicopters

Re: Meanwhile in a crack den beneath NSA headquarters...

You heard me son, Santa Claus is a person in interest and terrorist.

And anyone who mentions him is on the list too, that should just about cover the whole population.

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NatWest customer services: We're aware of security glitch

MonkeyBob

Re: password specifications..

Would it not be possible to hash each character in your password, add a slat to it as well to make it a bit harder to brute force if the DB bacame compromised.

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Hotter than the Sun: JET – Earth’s biggest fusion reactor, in Culham

MonkeyBob
Pint

Re: Snake Oil

To copy from JFK

"We Do These Things Not Because They Are Easy But Because They Are Hard"

Here's to the ones pushing at the boundaries -->

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MonkeyBob
Mushroom

Re: "The fission process turns two forms of hydrogen"

AFAIK from my A level days, each atom has a unified atomic mass that is slightly different from what would be expected from just adding up the number of protons and neutrons. Carbon 12 is used as the yard stick for measuring this and Hydrogen has a mass of approximatly 1.0078. If 12 Hydrogen atoms were combined there would be an excess of mass of 0.0936 which is turned into energy using E=MC^2. i.e. small mass change = HUGE energy, that's the easy part the tricky bit is controlling the fusion so you don't get all the energy at once, see icon -->

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China bans cryptocurrency fundraising schemes

MonkeyBob

Re: What can you spend the tokens on?

Blockchain.info show how many coins were traded for each block, looks like about 50k per 10 minutes of ~$200million

https://blockchain.info/

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Whoosh, there it is: Toshiba bods say 14TB helium-filled disk is coming soon

MonkeyBob

Re: Helium is tricksy stuff if I recall correctly.

So, How Long does it take for the helium to bleed out?

Slightly longer than the warranty lasts

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Google unleashes 20m lab-created blood-thirsty freaks on a city. And this is a good thing, it says

MonkeyBob
Facepalm

Re: Who stuffed the headline then?

I read it as 20 metre lab-created blood-thirsty freaks on a city.

Was relieved to find out it was 20 million mosquitos

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Don't panic, but your Bitcoins may just vanish into the ether next month

MonkeyBob

Re: Bitcoin is bound to collapse in value prior to this date

And that happens to currencies every day. None of them are backed by Gold any more.

And why would a currency backed by gold be any more valuable and stable? Gold itself has little intrinsic value as you can't eat it, wear it or make many useful things with it such as car or plane parts. It's value is only linked to it's shinyness and like all currencys it's only value is that which is collectivly assigned to it. In this sense BitCoins value is based on the same collective imagination as all other fiat currencies with the exception that the collective is currently much smaller. The future of BitCoin and other virtual currencies is in the size of the collective that believes in them.

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NASA flies plane through Earthly shadow of Kuiper Belt object

MonkeyBob

Re: (Illustration not to scale)

http://www.joshworth.com/dev/pixelspace/pixelspace_solarsystem.html

(Kuiper belt, other stars not included)

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Boffins ready to demo 1.44 petabit-per-second fibre cables

MonkeyBob

Re: Impressive but ...

i wouldn't want to be the guy swapping all the cards for the read/write of them.

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HBO slaps takedown demand on 13-year-old girl's painting because it used 'Winter is coming'

MonkeyBob

Re: Common sense required

Lawyers are coming?

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Techie the most recession-proof job

MonkeyBob

Re: I'd argue...

"that "politician" is the most recession proof job."

Recession proof yes, but not election proof, except in a 'safe' seat

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UK safety app keeping lorries on the right side of cyclists

MonkeyBob

Re: Well meaning...

It's not always the cyclists fault, I've been knocked off my bike more than once by a vehicle over taking and then turning left, fortunately I wasn't hit by the articulated lorry that did this to me.

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Euro space boffins ready, mere hours from flinging Rosetta lander at Comet 67P

MonkeyBob
WTF?

NASA?

Surely you mean ESA.

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XBOX One will learn to play media from USB and DLNA sources

MonkeyBob

PS3?

My PS3 already does this. I still can't see the point of the XBONE

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Russia: There is a SPACECRAFT full of LIZARDS in orbit above Earth and WE control it

MonkeyBob
Black Helicopters

The real problem

Was that they were launching this mission and nobody was paying attention. One quick "emergency" later and they have everyones attention.

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