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It Takes 2.99 Gigajoules To Vaporize a Human Body

neiljt Re:well done (272 comments)

You are correct, sir. I can tell you this because I have lived there. Plus I am English, and most of us just know this.

Actually, Leicester is easy compared to some place names in England. Shrewsbury is interesting, as not even the locals can agree (~"Shroos-b'ry" [rhymes with "shoes"] vs. ~"Shrose-bury" [rhymes with "throws"]) (pardon my phonetics [not to mention my nested parentheses]). I think it has something to do with which side of the river you live, but I haven't actually lived there so don't know the full details.

Probably best not to mention Slaithwaite or Featherstonehaugh.

about a year ago
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Kuwait Sentences Two Men To Jail For Tweets Criticizing Ruler

neiljt Damned Tyrants! (91 comments)

Cripes, reading this makes the US sound like the Land of the Free.

about a year and a half ago
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IQ 'a Myth,' Study Says

neiljt Re:This will come as good news... (530 comments)

I was a MENSA member for a very short while. They told me I had an IQ of 158. I didn't know what it meant, so maybe I wasn't that smart. I was smart enough to work out within the first 12 months that the overpriced annual subscription bought me nothing but a mag full of spam, and the opportunity to associate with a bunch of people who like to feel smart.

about a year and a half ago
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IQ 'a Myth,' Study Says

neiljt Re:lemme guess (530 comments)

No point for you, obviously. Mind if the rest of us carry on without you?

about a year and a half ago
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Bogus Bad Piggies Plug-Ins Infect 80,000

neiljt Help! I am dumb! (1 comments)

First of all, I didn't download any piggies, good or bad, at all. But as someone who doesn't generally get bitten in the ass by this sort of thing, I'm concerned that I don't understand why I would be expected to know which versions of a game exist or do not. What is it that makes a Chrome version of the game so obviously a trap? Or am I really dumb? Please be gentle.

about 2 years ago
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Torvalds calls Romney 'a f***ing moron'

neiljt Back in your lair, ignorant techie! (16 comments)

Anyone who believes that specialists ought not to have or to express opinions outside of their field is a f***ing moron. Especially if they believe that one person's outspokenness reflects on an entire community. That would be like suggesting that every moronic thing Mitt Romney says reflects poorly on the Republican community.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Apologizes For Inserting Naughty Phrase Into Linux Kernel

neiljt Re:0xB16B00B5 (897 comments)

Parsed & agreed. Not sure why this would offend anyone in the readership.

more than 2 years ago
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New Analyst Report Calls Agile a Scam, Says It's An Easy Out For Lazy Devs

neiljt Re:Who are these people again? (491 comments)

There needs to be skepticism. Doesn't really matter who suggests it.

more than 2 years ago
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Sexy Female Scientist Video Draws Fire

neiljt Works for me .... (404 comments)

... And I'm not even a grrl!

more than 2 years ago
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Mens Shirts , Formal Wear

neiljt News for Nerds (1 comments)

SPAM that Matters.

more than 2 years ago
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BeagleBoard Team Says Raspberry Pi Lied

neiljt I want my ... (1 comments)

SInging:
I want my ...
I want my ...
I want my Raspberry Pi
tra la la, tum te tum

more than 2 years ago
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Why Distributing Music As 24-bit/192kHz Downloads Is Pointless

neiljt Re:Need advice... (841 comments)

Often, the whole "hifi" chain, interconnects, etc., can be vulnerable to noise. I'm pretty fussy, but I find (when listening to lossless sources) my Sony MDR-7509HD headphones give pleasing results plugged into the onboard Realtek Audio system my PC.

Seriously, give it a try if you haven't already.

more than 2 years ago
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Accenture tech boss overnight exit. Why?

neiljt You sound surprised (1 comments)

Sounds like Business as Usual to me.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft sings another Android patent deal

neiljt Re:Signs! (2 comments)

"Sings" is more fun!

more than 2 years ago
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Ext3, ext4, xfs and btrfs filesystems comparison o

neiljt Pinch (or grain) of salt required ... (2 comments)

I got as far as "... ext3 is limited to 2 TB volumes", and lost confidence. Given that the more mature ext3 is in fact limited not to 2T, but to 16T volumes (or, if you have an OS that can manage 8K clusters, 32T) , you might not be quite as ready as Gionatan (the author) to dismiss it.

more than 2 years ago
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How to surf T-Mobile without a data plan

neiljt Lame Hack (1 comments)

Lame because that level of traffic on the SMS/MMS system will get noticed in 3, 2, 1, ... about now. And guess how long it will take T-Mobile to throttle usage ..

more than 2 years ago

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Recommendations for Live Video Coverage of NASA MSL Curiosity EDL, Mon Aug 6

neiljt neiljt writes  |  more than 2 years ago

neiljt (238527) writes "I'm really grateful to NASA for scheduling the arrival of MSL Curiosity just half an hour before the start of my working day (~05:30 GMT on Mon 6 Aug). This means I can be sitting at my workstation with a fresh cup of coffee and watch the show. Apart from the NASA mission pages, does anyone have recommendations for streamed video coverage on the day?"
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VOIP@Home

neiljt neiljt writes  |  more than 4 years ago

neiljt (238527) writes "Struggling with current home infrastructure (noisy phone lines, crappy wi-fi), I am resigned to re-cabling the house for ethernet, and to the usual fight with BT ("favourite" UK telco) to get them to come out and fix the line quality. At the same time, my traditional phone extension lines are also past their best and it occurred to me this would be a good time to consider IP telephony. Basic setup here is a bunch of windows workstations plugged into a LAN, with CentOS servers available. Oh, and 4 telephones currently disconnected. Ideally, I'd like to avoid re-cabling dedicated phone lines in the house. What I'd like to have is the option to use IP phones on my LAN, leveraging the ethernet cabling. That would be either hardware IP phones that plug into an ethernet drop, soft-phones (using USB mike/headsets), or wi-fi phones. Has anyone any first-hand experience of attempting a project like this? Is it possible to set up without additional hardware (except the phones of course)? What software should I consider, and what should I avoid? Are there any particularly outstanding VOIP providers I should consider (UK, specifically), and for the benefit of those in other locations, what points in general, other than price, should I be taking into account? What advice can you offer?"

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