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1238 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

Apple CEO Cook: 'Bizarre' shareholder lawsuit a 'silly sideshow'

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Re: new fabs

"[Earthquake in Japan, floods in Thailand]..."

[children in China]

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BT copper-cable choppers cop 16 months in the cooler

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Re: Silver Linings

That would make the most sense*. I don't think there is much resale value in fibre. Unfortunately it probably won't stop the scrotes from taking it anyway and then look uncomprehendingly as the bent scrap metal dealer explains to them why he won't be buying the 500m of cable from them.

* does BT do sense?

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Pope resigns months after launching social networking effort

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Re: My thoughts on the matter?

At least we know what he's giving up for lent.

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Michelin critics to football blogger: Salaud! Unhand that URL

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Also:

"we have to ensure we do everything possible to protect the Michelin brand image."

But this does not include renewing our domain names in a timely fashion.

I love the image on the site for "Managing Online Reputations- A Dummies Guide"

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New Zealand court hands out second peppercorn downloading penalty

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A Kiwi and an Aussie pass each other on the road. The Aussie has a sheep under his arm.

Kiwi: "Are you shearing that sheep, mate?"

Aussie: "Nah, I'm keeping it for myself."

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Illicit phone rings in Sri Lankan inmate's back crack

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Re: Bit dim.

"I'm surprised it could get signal. Watery flesh usually blocks those wavelengths fairly well."

Well, that rules out an iPhone then...

You're concealing it wrong...

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Curiosity photographs mysterious metal object on Martian rock

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Re: We should ignore it

yeah, Desmond's probably under there and you know he has no time for visitors (he has to keep reseting that timer)

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El Reg contemplates the ultimate cuppa

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Me...

Loose tea (a darjeeling/assam mix) in a cafetierre. Boiling water, steep for 6 minutes, press and pour.

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'Depression-era grandma' Apple responds to bolshy investor

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Alternative title:

Rich Man Demands More Money.

"Apple haz the money and I wants it"

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11-YEAR-OLD code wizard hacks Greedy RuneScape geeks

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'phishing' is only one letter longer than 'hacking'

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Re: "11-YEAR-OLD code wizard"

also

'suggests that kids are "digitally fluent far earlier than previous generations".'

You might want to explain that to all of us who were coding home computers during the 80s.

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Paper computers: Not mere pulp fiction

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Re: Well argued, but..

It's what would have been called in the old days "a diversion".

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British games company says it owns the idea of space marines

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Re: Another bit that isn't original

I'm off to trademark "Thrud the Barbarian"

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Good news! UK IT jobs up. Bad news? They're with a bunch of bankers

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Re: Error in title

Many, many years there used to be a CB (remember them) magazine that had a comic strip called Buck Fusby which was a piss-take of BT's mascot at the time, Busby. Buck had a brother called Wusby and I always remember the line "Wusby is a banker"

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Don't Menshn the snore: Chick-lit queen's jabber site killed in its sleep

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Re: "sound one and will be done very successfully by somebody else one day"

CIX is still around too...

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The Register: Our all-new app now available for Android

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Re: Oh

The real Phil Mitchell would just go round and break his knees...

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Google Doodle honors British bone-finder Mary Leakey

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Re: Honors? Honored!

"Don't know why you (controversially) saw different."

My guess would be time difference.

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Instagram gets around to adding website galleries

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Great...

I was always worried that those photos of cupcakes would not be available to the hoi polloi

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Dell finally takes Dell private - with $24bn and help from Microsoft

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Re: Microsoft?

"MS has a lot to loose if Dell stumbles and falls."

Maybe a quick tighten is all that is needed then.

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Kirk to beam up chat with ISS astronaut on Thursday

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Re: You've written your favourite order of captains??

ah- the Big Bang Effect.

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Heathen!

It's Captain Pike or nothing for me ;)

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Netflix tempts binge viewers with House of Cards pilot freebie

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Holy crap...

Not Derek. That has to be the worst show on TV right now. Starring Ricky "I was funny, once" Gervais and Karl "I'm so desperate to be on telly" Pilkington.

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'Online sex abuse of children is growing trend', warn Brit net cops

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Re: Even if the parent's knew how to restict their childs phone...

I agree with you, however my wife says it would be unfair for our daughter not to have a mobile as most of her class has one. I pointed out to my wife that as she attended a CyberBullying in Schools seminar last week, then she should understand why not letting our daughter have a mobile is a good idea.

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Ten 3D printers for this year's modellers

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Re: Lack of faith

I've seen a MakerBot made from a MakerBot. But obviously it was smaller than the original.

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Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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I have access to a 3d scanner- A Leica HDS C10. But at €70,000, it might be a little expensive for the average hobbyist.

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Wikileaks reveals Icelandic FBI shenanigans

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Re: The FBI thinks they're being polite

My guess is Mossad didn't like the cold.

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Re: Well...

Err- America tried to be naughty and Iceland Bjorked them...

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Google's Glasses: The tech with specs appeal?

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Re: Missing the point

>Rule 34 by Charles Stross where he has come up with VR system for the police, "CopSpace"...

"My god, it's full of stairs..."

sorry

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Re: Ghost In The Shell...

:) we need to photoshop some mirrored eyeballs into Alistairs profile pic...

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Ghost In The Shell...

Dabbsie as Bateau? I'm slightly terrified by this concept.

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BBC: What YOU spent on our lawyers in Secret Climate 28 debacle

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Agreed- I always thought that the Trust was in place to stop exactly this kind of thing from happening.

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Help us out here: What's the POINT of Microsoft Office 2013?

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Re: Google Docs...

Believe me, there's nothing important there. If Google wants it they are welcome to it.

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Re: PDFs

PrimoPDF or Foxit Editor both allowed output from Word for ages.

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Google Docs...

I'm finding Google Docs more than capable for the odd use I have. And it comes with collaboration built in. And is platform agnostic.

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Harry Potter's Filch conjures Doctor Who's dead first time-lord

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"Doctor- Cybermen have inflitrated the TARDIS..."

"I DON'T BELIEVE IT!"

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Re: I love that prop.

In fairness it was meant to be a discarded policebox in a junk-yard- this was years before the 'chameleon circuit malfunction' story came up.

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You thought watching cat videos was harmless fun? Think AGAIN

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And yet...

...when the odd snake turns the tables on one of the little furry feckers, all hell breaks loose...

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Wii-U boat torpedoes Nintendo's '¥20bn profit' into ¥20bn loss

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In fairness, their motion controller gimmick was pretty awesome. However, the article is spot on, since my daughters got an iPod (the eldest) and a Android Tab (the youngest) I don't think the Wii has been switched on once.

In other news- anyone notice how all the kids are playing MineCraft these days??? Take that, Club Penguin, Moshi Monsters, Panfu, Bin Weevils and all the rest.

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Who ate all the Pis?

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Forgot "Sounds like 'knee'"="No"

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Apple releases iOS 6.1, adds LTE carriers, tweaks security

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Re: Finally

I just hope they've fixed the issues with the OS going deaf for several seconds; and then processing all the multiple screen-taps. iOS6 has been one miserable experience.

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Lotus 1-2-3 rebooted: My trip back to the old (named) range

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Re: Pound sign

possibly right- I also seem to vaguely remember some hack by sticking a locale or charset command into autoexec.bat.

I made a couple of quid by writing an old GWBasic program which sent a command to the printer telling it to print a pound sign whenever a dollar sign was received.

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Pop tix touts slung in the cooler for 4 years after £3m web scam

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Re: I'm sorry...

And yet a quick google turns this up:

http://www.safeconcerts.com/tickets/directory/hydeparkconcerts-com/

Can say anything about the ranking because it's been there 3 years. However it would appear that while the warning was put up in February, people were continuing to use (and get scammed) as late as June (from the few sites I looked at).

There's 'trust' and there's 'diligence'.

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I'm sorry...

...but I find it hard to feel any sympathy for the victims. The only thing that TicketBastard does right is give a 'legitimate' source for tickets (I never thought I'd be arguing for TicketBastard).

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Naked intruder cracks one off in Florida rampage drama

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Re: The guy went a bit overboard

I seem to remember that Angel Dust is the preferred tipple of your average America carney.

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@Jake

"They had the nutter subdued, with no deaths & minimal damage."

He started masturbating AFTER the shots were fired. What part of that indicates that he was 'subdued'?

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Apple 'dismayed' to find over 100 kids building its iDevices

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they could be 6/7 for all we know.

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Don't like your cell network? Legal unlocking ends TONIGHT in US

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Re: ...the septics are fond of prosecuting you...

'yank' comes from the dutch 'Jankees'; a common name/nickname for the settlers.

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Lotus 1-2-3 turns 30: Mitch Kapor on the Google before Google

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Great article...

if you are doing requests- can you do Ashton Tate next (same rags to riches to rags story)

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Mayer! predicts! mobile! personalized! future! for! Yahoo! at! Davos!

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Re: She said "graph"

yes, graphy, graphy, graph, graph.

If they say it often enough, it must mean something, right?

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