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Rosetta Takes Stunning Self-Portrait 10 Miles From Comet's Surface

Chocolate Teapot Re:Typical Rosetta (62 comments)

At least it didn't pull a duck face.

about two weeks ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

Chocolate Teapot Re:Not so much, maybe. (986 comments)

If it were my special laundry machine then of course I would be the one to remove the $1000 note. Naturally I would give you back your $1.

about two weeks ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

Chocolate Teapot Re:Any suffiently advanced tech... (986 comments)

Despite the fact that I agree wholeheartedly with everything you say, there is a part of me that would love to see you eat you words if it turned out to be genuine. So many great inventions were delayed for years by common sense and scepticism.

about two weeks ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

Chocolate Teapot I would love this to be true. (986 comments)

Two reasons really. First because the thought of a group of sceptical experts scratching their heads in disbelief is too delicious to resist, but mainly because it would mean that the undesirable element who spend so much time stealing copper wire to sell on the black market would be stymied by the drop in the value of copper. I guess they would resort to stealing nickel.

about two weeks ago
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Snowflake-Shaped Networks Are Easiest To Mend

Chocolate Teapot Really? (38 comments)

Wouldn't a snowflake shaped network be susceptible to rapid meltdown?

about three weeks ago
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How Bird Flocks Resemble Liquid Helium

Chocolate Teapot Liquid Helium? (40 comments)

That's very cool.

about 3 months ago
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Evidence of a Correction To the Speed of Light

Chocolate Teapot Re:What the hell... (347 comments)

That's what I first though. Nice to know I was precisely in the same ball park as you.

about 4 months ago
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Evidence of a Correction To the Speed of Light

Chocolate Teapot What the hell... (347 comments)

...is "more or less exactly" ?

about 4 months ago
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How LEDs Are Made

Chocolate Teapot Many hands (93 comments)

make light work!

about 5 months ago
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Cambridge Company Unveils 3D Printed "Fruit"

Chocolate Teapot Re:Yes, but... (59 comments)

Nope! Apple got there first and will sue the pass off of any other fruit-based companies who infringe.

about 5 months ago
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Cambridge Company Unveils 3D Printed "Fruit"

Chocolate Teapot Re:ewww (59 comments)

It's brilliant! I can't wait to get some 3D printed fruit so I can make a purée.

about 5 months ago
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Solar-Powered Toilet Torches Waste For Public Health

Chocolate Teapot At last we have the proof (126 comments)

Bill Gates does indeed believe the sun shines out of his ass.

about 7 months ago
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I most look forward to flying with ...

Chocolate Teapot Small folding knife (303 comments)

I always carry a Swiss Army knife, and on at least three occasions I have remembered it just before reaching airport security. I simply informed them about it and handed it in, and it has always been waiting for me to collect on my return. Actually, it has often distracted them from my other transgressions.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Starts Testing Google Music Internally

Chocolate Teapot Re:Simplify Media (119 comments)

Yep. I used it for a long time and it was pretty good. I was very pissed of when it was killed off, not least because it wasn't a free app. OK, it's not like I paid a fortune for it, but still... Anyway, I have since switched to Subsonic and it's working a treat.

more than 3 years ago

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Back from a long holiday

Chocolate Teapot Chocolate Teapot writes  |  more than 9 years ago Well, it's been over two years now since I returned to the UK, and I finally got around to getting an internet connection again. I must admit that not having even touched keyboard in all that time has been refreshing - I did indeed have a life outside of the tech industry, just waiting for me to go and find it.

True to form, within 24 hours of picking up the phone to order broadband the bullshit began all over again. Six weeks and several visits from British Telecom's engineers to sort out their wiring and I am online again.

Now came the fun bit. Isn't it funny how you can pack computers in so many layers of reinforced, shock-absorbant packaging so that a laptop is encased in something the size of a shipping container, and a server requires the police to close roads to traffic so that you can transport it. Upon arrival at it's new home, you carefully unpack everything and check inside the cases for dislodged heatsinks, loose cables, illegal immigrants etc... The bundles of cables that you lovingly labelled and bound with cable ties appear to have had some kind of orgy and now resemble a popular pasta dish.

The care invested in packing however, seems to have paid off. You plug everything in and it still works! Silly me. The problems start when you attach said computers to the network. Hard drives fail. CPUs start to slowly cook themselves. Strange beeps emanate from the speaker on boot, which sound more like techno music than anything in your motherboard documentation.

Oh yes! I have really missed computers.

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