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Premier League wants to PURGE ALL FOOTIE GIFs from social media

Adrian Jones

Hang on!

If a monkey takes a picture, then it has the copyright.

If a football fan takes a picture, then The Sun has the copyright.

Is that what they're saying? What happens if a monkey takes a picture of a goal?

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BEAM ME UP SCOTTY: Boffins to turn PURE LIGHT into MATTER

Adrian Jones

German Boffin?

According to Google Translate, they would be an Eierkopf or a Tüftler.

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El Reg BuzzFelch: 10 Electrical Connectors You CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT!

Adrian Jones

Have any of these had songs sung about them?

I don't remember any.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDlj0jBtYmQ

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Doctor Who writers Neil Gaiman and Terrance Dicks talk to The Reg

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A single story?

What about "Nightmare in Silver"?

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Whovians, your Doctor needs you: Take back the Day from One Direction

Adrian Jones

Re: Not a DR Who Fan

Nail's? Are you a greengrocer in your day job?

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Sail HO! Look out Bay Area - it's the GOOGLE GALLEON

Adrian Jones
Black Helicopters

Three barges?

BAL0010 and BAL0011? What about BAL0001? Does anyone know where that is?

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Adobe users' purloined passwords were PATHETIC

Adrian Jones

No Tad Williams fans?

There's a distinct lack of custard in there.

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That time when an NSA bloke's son borked the ENTIRE INTERNET...

Adrian Jones

The Christmas Worm

Don't forget the poetry it inspired.

http://www.cs.iastate.edu/~ghelmer/unixsecurity/night-before-morris-worm.txt

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What the CUFF? Nokia shows how a smartwatch really OUGHT to work

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Interesting concept

But if it doesn't beam me up to the Liberator, then I'm not interested.

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ZERO-G DINOSAUR made from bits and bobs by space station flight engineer

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Re: Beware of reapers ...

Curse its sudden but inevitable betrayal!

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Mystery object falls from sky, area sealed off by military: 'Weather balloon', say officials

Adrian Jones

From the WVEC article:

"Authorities are investigating how it came down in the neighborhood."

Gravity would be my first suggestion.

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Tweet like escaping Hell depends on it, Twitter Catholics told

Adrian Jones

Get out of hell free card?

I have several of those already:

http://getoutofhellfree.com/

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Boffins create tabletop ANTIMATTER GUN

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Re: Teflon eh?

Just line up behind the queue of people who don't know the difference between your and you're.

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It was the Reg what won it: Online Hitchhiker's Guide thriving

Adrian Jones

Re: The online game

How about by going here:

http://www.douglasadams.com/creations/infocom.php

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Arise, Lord BONG

Adrian Jones

Baroness Fox?

Don't you mean Baroness Lane-Fox?

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Dragons' Den badboy's biz Expansys is soaked in red

Adrian Jones

I bought from them once

And was inundated with spam from third parties.

Scrapped that email address, never used them again.

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Londoners can bonk their way to work without Oyster cards TODAY

Adrian Jones

Re: So, given that my cards are in my wallet

I had an Barclaycard One Plus, which was RFID credit card + oyster card.

When Barclaycard took over Egg credit cards, they sent me a new RFID card, which stopped the oyster card part of the One Plus card from working. Barclaycard swore blind that it wasn't having any effect and refused point blank to replace it.

So I no longer have any Barclaycards, nor will I ever again.

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AWS to ISVs: Let us vaporise your Windows apps

Adrian Jones

Cloudy Widow Service?

The mind boggles!

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Brain boffins: 'Yes, math CAN make your head hurt – LITERALLY'

Adrian Jones

Math make you head hurt?

Math make me head hurt.

Me bang rocks together. No count rocks.

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Christian footie match ends in almighty brawl

Adrian Jones

An influx?

Why is there an influx of non-christians into the clubs? Are they fielding ringers?

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Ten backpacks for tech-heads

Adrian Jones
Stop

Crosskase Solar

That appears to be a re-branding of the Infinit Solar backpack I bought last year.

The quality was terrible. One of the interior zips wouldn't close (the zipper moved, but the zip stayed open.), several of the seams have come apart and the solar cell was rubbish.

The battery would charge up, but would be flat again in less than a day. It seemed like the solar cell was draining it. I added adaptors to charge my PowerMonkey from the solar cell (It holds it charge perfectly well, normally) and that was flat a day later.

So I'd recommend you avoid this like the plague.

On the other hand, we bought a Wenger backpack for our accountant's birthday, a year ago and that is still a fantastic piece of kit. I think that'll be my next choice.

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Visual Studio 2012: 50 Shades of Grey by Microsoft

Adrian Jones

So, from the title...

...should we assume it's pr0n or badly written?

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Dropbox brings in crack team to probe spam leakage

Adrian Jones

Same here

I had four emails last night to our two dropbox email addresses. Again, these addresses were not given to any other organisation.

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'Extreme' solar storm speeding straight towards Earth

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Re: "We're all doomed!"

Are there any stalls in Camden Market that aren't selling magic crystals and hemp-based trinkets?

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Google Maps takes shelter from the British summer

Adrian Jones

Kings Cross

Has at least got Platform 9¾ labelled.

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Nokia eyes private equity buyer for bling-phone firm

Adrian Jones

The high cost

Is apparently due to "previous metals" according to Reuters...

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LinkedIn admits site hack, adds pinch of salt to passwords

Adrian Jones

Oh Joy.

Now we can expect a deluge of phishing emails, pretending to be changing a linkedIn password.

I already get enough spam to the email address that only LinkedIn has been given.

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Ten... mad materials made into tech

Adrian Jones

Tech threads for tech heads?

Is that what teletubbies look like when they grow up?

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Hold on, Booker prize judges - Stob's penned a steampunk hit

Adrian Jones

Re: Enjoyed that

Only the first one appears to be free at the moment.

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'Thermal cloak' designed, could solve major chip, spacecraft issues

Adrian Jones

Re: sterilisation or pasturise or desalinate

It's unclear (to me, anyway) as to whether it's pulling heat from the cool area, or just directing it away. Condensing the steam in the cool area would, obviously, warm up that area.

If it is cooling the cool area, effectively pumping the heat into the hot area, then coupling it to a stirling engine might be interesting.

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Novatech pushes affordable Ultrabook

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Re: Price

I thought that too.

Although I've had problems with Novatech in the past, this is a definite improvement on the practice of bundling Windows without any choice.

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Suitably-endowed punters lured into bonking for Vaseline loving

Adrian Jones
Coffee/keyboard

That has got to be a candidate for the best ElReg headline of all time. :)

In other news, you owe me a new keyboard. :)

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Raspberry Pi signs big-name sellers

Adrian Jones
FAIL

Re: Never trust a publicity junkie

It never ceases to amaze me how people spout off with righteous indignation while getting all their facts wrong.

The Pi went on sale today. Farnell sold out of them in about 15 minutes. RS for some reason didn't start selling. (I'm not sure what they think a "launch" is, but they royally cocked up."

The Pi has a processor, GPU, memory, storage, HDMI output, USB ports and a network port. It runs GNU/Linux. How does this not make it a computer?

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Child abuse suspect won't be forced to decrypt hard drive

Adrian Jones

Re: I don't get it...

Of course it would be perfectly sensible.

And the police shouldn't need to get a search warrant to smash down your front door and ransack your home just in case you have some stolen property, or drugs, or kiddie porn inside.

That seems perfectly sensible too, yes?

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Toshiba Portégé Z830-10N 13.3in Ultrabook

Adrian Jones
FAIL

Toshiba? No.

I'll never buy a Toshiba after the rubbish design of my P100-429 which had hinges so bad that they tore themselves to pieces (and the lid too) in normal use.

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PARIS soars to Guinness World Record

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Congratulations!

Makes one proud to be British, and a geek.

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Pay attention, 007: Wi-Fi cufflinks perfect for a spy

Adrian Jones

Battery life?

When they're plugged into a computer?

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Motorola strengthens Defy+ with JCB logo

Adrian Jones

Android 2.3?

They missed a trick there. Surely it should come with SE Android on it?

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Kodak heading to Chapter 11

Adrian Jones

Paging Cory Doctorow...

Anyone know how Duracell are doing?

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NASA to place twin probes in Moon orbit as you snog beneath mistletoe

Adrian Jones

The following one, obviously!

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Dell flees netbook market, dumps Minis

Adrian Jones

7 or 10 inches?

Who made the Mini 9s then?

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Facebook disses Effin Irishwoman

Adrian Jones

I bet they have a similar problem here:

http://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=48.068157,12.864218&spn=0.044795,0.077162

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Kepler spots Earth-sized exoplanet ideal for barbecues

Adrian Jones

3,000 degrees Farenheit?

What's that in the 21st century?

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Strap-on thruster daredevil shows off Swiss peak formation

Adrian Jones

There's another problem with taking off from the ground...

We "saw" him at Jersey last year.

I say "saw" because he was so high up, all we could see was a tiny dot, with a pale grey trail behind it, until he ran out of fuel and opened the parachute.

He had to fly so high because of the time it takes to open a parachute large enough to support the extra weight of the wing. Flying at a lower altitude, and taking off of course, would put him in the situation where he could recover from an engine failure.

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Facebook phone rises from the dead, again

Adrian Jones
Coat

"impossibly-hard-to-kill vampire slayer"

I seem to recall that she was killed twice.

Although she came back on both occasions, despite being buried for a while the second time.

Mine's the one with the box set in the pocket.

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Bishop to bless road salt supplies for added winter safety

Adrian Jones

To quote Ambrose Bierce:

PRAY, v. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.

Just about sums up this farce.

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Pass the wine, dear. Yes, that papier-mache thing

Adrian Jones
Pint

Jumbo?

Standard sizes in France seem to be 5, 10 and 15 litres.

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Man builds smartphone dock into arm

Adrian Jones

Phew!

I thought that was going to be the latest publicity seeking from Captain Cyborg.

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Amazon Kindle 4

Adrian Jones

Screen saver images?

In the States, the $79 Kindle comes with adverts on the screen saver, rather than images, to remove them you have to pay $109 to have them removed. Am I right in thinking that the UK version doesn't have the ads?

Which would change the equivalent cost from £60 inc VAT to £84 inc VAT, making the UK version almost as cheap as the US one.

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Scottish rats scoff optic fibre, take down broadband

Adrian Jones

I'm torn

Between "The cables cannae take it cap'n" and something about the perils of deep frying...

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