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Red Dwarf thesp Robert Llewellyn has been left a tad red-faced after exposing his mobile phone number to the interwebs. Llewellyn was evidently so fired up about the acquisition of a new iPhone 3G that he slapped this snap of the boxed Jesus Phone up on Twitpic, unaware he was laying bare his most intimate digits: Robert …

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Smeeeeeeegg-heeeeeeaaad!

Enough said.

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He's an actor.

He's on Red Dwarf. I like Red Dwarf. But for the life in me I can't see why that should mean I, nor anybody else, would want to call him? He could paint his number in 100 foot high digits on the side of Red Dwarf itself, I still wouldn't be interested.

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Red Dwarf

...and they've only made 3 (I think it was 3) episodes of Red Dwarf in the last 12 years or something!

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Happy

7 series

"...and they've only made 3 (I think it was 3) episodes of Red Dwarf in the last 12 years or something!"

More like 7 series/seasons.

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What happened to the screaming hysteria?

> He's on Red Dwarf. I like Red Dwarf. But for the life in me I can't see

> why that should mean I, nor anybody else, would want to call him?

> He could paint his

...obviously not a Red Dwarf fan then.

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12 years goes by very quickly

Exactly 8 episodes were released in the past 12 years -- specifically season 8 (Feb 1999 - Apr 1999). Season 7's original airings ended in March, 1997 -- over 12 years ago.

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Scrapheap Challenge

He does that too, and probably other things. People (not like us) have this wierd celebrity worship thing going on. I don't really get it, but they do, and they would phone the number for similar unknown (to me) reasons.

The only celebrity worth worshipping is the Moderatrix.

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@JEDIDIAH

Yes I am a fan, so much so that after the first ten minutes of the recent 3 part special I stopped watching. However, I still don't see why I would want to call any of them, it's just something I can't get my head around. Red Dwarf is a TV programme for entertainment, the actors did what they get paid to do and on the whole they did it well. They act, I watch, that's the end of the relationship.

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Re: Scrapheap Challenge

Damn straight. Now please put the binoculars down and get out of my garden.

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Oh, spin my nipple nuts and send me to Alaska!

Clumsy Appletard mode activated, Sir....

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Appletard

If Kryten was that incompetent, surely it would be a sign he was running Windows 1,002k?

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He's not dope

he's a twit.

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Big Brother

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Got your number

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iPhone - All style and no substance

No wonder so many celebrities love them. They probably feel a kindrid spirit.

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Well, Space Corps Directive 195 clearly states..............................

No man should get a double poraliod over a i-Brick

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@irish donkey

What's a "polariod"? Some kind of futuristic alien?

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When calling attention to a misspelling...

by referencing it as if it were correct, it's generally best to repeat the misspelling. I think the majority of us know what a "polaroid" is, and certainly the Red Dwarf fans know what a "double polaroid" is (and just by context, the majority of the rest should be able to figure it out...)

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Epic fail

If you're going to remark on someone's bad spelling, at least make sure you spell the word (in)correctly! Otherwise you just look a complete ass. No wonder you posted anonymously ;-)

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Unhappy

There's rather a lot of Apple

product in that pic. Is he yet another celebrity stooge in the pocket of Steve Jobs fawning over slick but ultimately just a phone/pc/thing you leave on the bus tat? I think we should be told.

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look again

the picture was clearly taken in the Apple store - you can see the little perspex price block in the corner.

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To coin a phrase...

OOOOPPS

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I like Red Dwaf but...

...Typical Apple Fanboi

...and no I'm not taking the mickey out of "typical Apple users" I said typical Apple fanboi. Anyone who has seen his website, watched his video podcast or heard him on a certain 'Apple fanboi' podcast presented by Leo 'the lovable fanbio' Laporte knows what I mean!

Think about it, taking a pic of new Apple product and tweeting it = FANBOI - just another example of putting Apple (the cult) first before your own personal safety, security and dignity.

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@LinkOfHyrule

...and what about those celbrities that love Andriod etc etc?

Some of them have posted pictures of their new phones too...

And surely you must be one of HIS "fanbois" if you've been to his website, watched his video podcasts etc!

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Blame Twitter, not Apple

"Think about it, taking a pic of new Apple product and tweeting it = FANBOI"

Blame Twitter, not Apple. Twitterers tell the world about making a sandwich, so a tweet that involves leaving the house is actually a step up.

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Hehe got me!

Ok ok, I admit it, I'm just teasing the Apple fanbios - but please, they do ask for it sometimes, well always nearly!

I take the mick out of all platforms, its just that the media is so obsessed with Apple that its rare these days to find a good opportunity to take the mickey out of M$ or Linux. I've completely ran out of blue screening jokes and if you say anything bad about Linux you get accused of being part of the axis of evil and a penguin hater!

And for the record, anyone who take a picture of a cardboard box, dose a youtube video of themselves opening a cardboard box or tweets about a cardboard is silly - unless of course your name is Stuart Ashen or its a huge oversized cardboard box containing one usb cable from HP, in which case I expect a full in-depth report here on the Register!

Paris, cos we have all seen her box!

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While He's About

Totally off topic but would someone mind giving him a call and asking what the f*ck happened to Scrapheap Challenge?

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I can still read the first 5 digits

So, quite a good replica of Google blurring technology.

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Space Corps Directive 10853

Only says don't photo your mobile number when wearing a ginger toupee, doesn't it?

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Hmm

Perhaps somebody needs to remind him of Space Core Directive 34124.

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Space Core Directive 34124

No spacecorp operative with false teeth should attempt oral sex in zero gravity?

I fail to see how that's relevant to our current situation sir!

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Re: Hmm

Space Corps Directive 34124? "No serving officer shall multitask, install software from outside the Apple store, use hidden APIs or implement a scripting language."

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Smeg

Space Corps Directive 34124 - "Double helping of pudding on sundays for all officers"

I fail to see how this is relevent?

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RE Hmm

Obvious fail there as the iPhone *does* multitask!

Otherwise, quite humorous - 5/10 for effort!

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@Adrian Jackson and James Melody:

I have no idea who you both are, but wilfully inventing Space Corps Directives to make yourselves look clever is an act of war. Ergo we surrender. And as prisoners of war I invoke the All Nations Agreement article number 39436175880932/B.

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True to typecast.

What an incredibly clean and tidy desk area. He even has a plastic cover for his printer (?) ! Then again, I suppose this should be expected from Kryten :)

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It looks more like an Apple store ..

complete with the latest iMac, "magic' mouse and perspex price block.

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Ketchup?

"You want ketchup?"...

Followed by the image of a head exploding.

Bet that's how he feels.

Mr.Flibble will not be pleased.

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Putting the Information into IT

It would have been nice to have some more details in this article.

Did he get any calls? How did he 'sort' the problem - was he able to change the SIM and if so what was the charge, or did he have to replace the entire phone? If so, did the Apple Store gush over yet another celebrity visitor and do it for free?

If it was a normal phone, you'd just change the SIM (free for a PAYG, not sure about contract), but being the iesuPhone™ (or iPhone as it's sometimes known, for short), and on such a barmy O2 contract, I wonder what happens if you need to change numbers and you aren't famous. And, whether it's all free if you are, as it usually is with St Jobs and his iCardinals.

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Do you think he actually said....

"Oh, spin my nipple nuts and send me to Alaska."

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Haha

What a smeg! Incidentally Car Pool is often entertaining.

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New phone?

El Reg: "new iPhone 3G"

The photo clearly shows a new iPhone 3GS, i.e. a third generation Jesus Phone, not a second generation one.

Personally I am hanging on for 4th-generation iPhone in June before I upgrade.

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We got you a gift, it's a C, for Kryten

"But Kryten is spelt with a K!" *sobs*

(This has nothing to do with the article. )

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but...

Isn't that just the default/temporary number that you replace with your own during setup?

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Only if

you are porting your number, which will still take a few days for some networks.

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depends

Which one? The mobile number or the home landline number?

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@Neil Shepherd

Screw Scrapheap Challenge, where's the missing series of the dwarf

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RE: *Neil Shepherd

There isn't one, is there? It's ENDED!

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Red Dwarf

No, it hasn't ended. There were 3 new episodes aired on Dave last Easter and since then they have commissioned new scripts for a series.

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Let it be a warning to others

This is the sort of thing that can happen when you're in a rush to post the latest minute details of your life on the interwebtubes.

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There are two reasons you should not do that...

1) You'll get phone calls from weird fans

2) You'll get phone calls from weird fans.

I thought it was such an important point it deserved mentioning twice.

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