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1216 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

Record numbers of you are reading this headline right now

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"a quarter that of The Sun"

hmmmm, the campaign to add 'Page 3' to the list of El Reg categories starts here.

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Tell Facebook who's the greatest: YOU are!

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HMV...

I found the CD section (okay it was tucked in the back) but could not find the CD I wanted. Nor were there any assistants to ask (they only seem to staff the cash desks there). So I pulled out my phone and ordered it from play.com instead.

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White House raises the signature threshold for petitions to 100,000

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Re: But... what about...

Isn't a moron a person from that cult that Mitt Romney belongs to? The ones that get to have multiple wives and magic underpants?

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BT's 'six-month free broadband' offer is a big fat FIB - ads watchdog

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Re: Another day, another "Let's bash BT" article

"So if I shoot someone with a gun, then someone else does it shortly after then I should get done for murder and the other person gets a lesser punishment?"

Of course. The second crime is obviously one of diminished responsibility as they were only following your lead in the first place.

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Re: And how much will BT be fined?

A great fine would be £5,000 and underneath in the small print "Price shown does not include £2,000,000 handling charge"

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The Adam and Joe Show

Many years ago the Adam and Joe Show had a scene where they went into a supermarket and start eating the "X% Free" portion of various products. Needless to say the manger wasn't very happy.

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also "fresh", "homemade", "luxury" and "deluxe"- especially when applied to food products.

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NRA: Video games kill people, not guns. And here's our video game

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Re: but the only place where regular mass shootings occur...

When I've been in countries that have gun ownership (like the US, Canada, Switzerland) I always ask people why they have a gun. Normally the answer is because it's a legal requirement (Switzerland) or they use it for hunting or sometimes it's for protection.

But when I ask the same question to an American they nearly always go misty eyed and explain some scenario where they come across a shooting in progress (usually in a shopping mall or schoolyard) and they are able to save the day by whipping out their concealed weapon and gunning down the shooter.

I'm not really against gun ownership EXCEPT in the US.

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Re: An NRA spokespersons said...

Or

"There exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people... and our puppet masters make a lot of money by selling guns to them"

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IBM brains ponder universe, say kids will go nuts for STEAMPUNK

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Re: we're completely over it now

Girl Genius- The story that's going nowhere and taking forever to get there.

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Re: Vampires are now soooo 1830s, dear!

That's what I thought too. However I think we are coming into the 'Gangnam Style' phase of Steampunk; The rest of us can just sit back and say, "yeah I was into that back when it was still cool"

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Amazon-bashed HMV calls in administrators, seeks buyer

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Was in before Christmas...

Their prices were terrible. I was able to buy one item a lot cheaper from another bricks-and-mortar store that was on the same floor of the mall as HMV. I also tried to find (and failed) a CD (Oblivion by Grimes if you are interested). I gave up and bought it on play.com instead.

I'm all for supporting traditional shops, but not when they want to stick a saddle on you and ride you around the store.

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Satnav blunder sends Belgian granny 1,450km to Croatia

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I've always said that we could have a mass cull of the stupid just by setting up SatNavs to detect when they are driving eastwards on Beachy Head and then announce "Turn right now"

(Westwards and "Turn left now" would also work)

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Zuck on that! Instagram loses HALF its hipsters in a month

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Re: Obligatory xkcd

I don't think it does- for that strip to work it has to assume that Chad did not solicit the business to store the stuff in the first place.

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Anger grows over the death of Aaron Swartz

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Re: Comparing Turing to Swartz? Complete FAIL!

Still, suicide is an incredibly selfish act that leaves a lot of family and friends utterly bereft.

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White House rejects Death Star petition: '$850qn too pricey'

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Re: This

I'm pretty sure the original read 'The right to arm bears' and it got misinterpreted.

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Bravo sir...

Well played. Between this response and the one earlier in the week from the West Midlands Railways, it's starting to look a great year for witty rejoinders from the public sector.

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Inside the new climate row as Mystic Met Office goes cool on warming

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Global warming...

The problem is weather is an exceptionally complex system. Most predictions of globall warming tend to focus only on a few of the million possible variables. Also, it doesn't help that various organisations are pushing their model while denigrating the models of other organisations in what I think can only be because of the grant money being made available.

My fear is that the whole event will turn out to be cyclic but in the meantime a 'solution' will be put in force that will leave us worse off in the long run. I call this the Australian Cane Toad Effect.

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Reuters rubbishes report rubbishing cheap iPhone rumor

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I can't see it...

one of Apples major segments is the 'high end, high price' phone sectors. I really cannot see them diluting this cash cow. They'll wipe out the whole 'I own an iPhone, aren't I great' market sector.

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Biz users, hard-up punters: Nobody loves Windows 8

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So...

"Vista was a raging cock-up," said Davies.

I hate to think what that makes Windows 8 then.

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Razzies set to torpedo pop minx Rihanna's Battleship

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Act of Valor...

I notice they didn't have the balls to include Act of Valor.

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Raise a beer: Titans of tech fill out 'Worst CEOs' list

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Great Groupon quote though...

"I wonder why it's still going," said Finkelstein

As do we all prof, as do we all...

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Baby sharks are so HARDCORE they avoid baddies like tiny ninjas

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I'm thinking that with all their electric mojo, it's just a matter of time before they just evolve lasers.

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Just what the world needs: Android in the rice cooker

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Re: Cooking with Google: one of the simplest appliances possible ...

For me- 30 minutes slow cook- 1 part rice to 2 parts water.

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Drop that can of sweet pop and grab a coffee - for your sanity's sake

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Surely...

...a cup of tea is the choice of the workplace professional.

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'Leccy-starved Reg hack: 'How I survive on 1.5kW'

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Re: If you're on a mountain...

The standard Spanish methodology in this is to build first and ask permission later giving the "well, it's already done now" or "es completo ahora" excuse.

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FAVI smacks your dumb TV with £30 Android SmartStick

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I use a homeplug (Devolo) with a Wifi extender and I've yet to see any quality issues.

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Nvidia takes fight to Sony, Nintendo with Android handheld console

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Pity...

...it looks absolute pants.

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Up your wormhole: Star Trek Deep Space 9 turns 20

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The series was decent in season 1. But then in season 2 they lost two major characters- and added a title sequence which totally sucked...

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So...

That makes Babylon 5 21 or 22 then...

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Aw grandad, I asked for an iPad and you got me an iPod

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Re: I wanted a Nexus 7

I can trump that- I got a Monopoly Set- The Alan Turing edition.

Yeeeah baby.

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What's THAT, you say? Apple MIGHT be making a NEW iPHONE, iOS?

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Re: Only one?

maybe the iPhone just needs to tighten share then.

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Anti-virus products are rubbish, says Imperva

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Where's Sophos???

Oh, that's right Sophos probably don't qualify because they now do 'Endpoint Security' rather than 'Anti Virus' products.

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It's JUST possible, but Apple MIGHT not make an iWatch in 2013

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Re: needs shake-up in own apps

It's hilarious that Apple strongly recommend that you do not design 'Portrait only' Apps and then go and break their own rules- The Camera App is another that only works in Portrait too.

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Official SCIENCE*: HIGH HEELS make you SEXY (Ladies)

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I don't understand why this is considered 'new' research.

The film 'Kinky Boots' gave a concise reason for the appeal of high heels; To wit: "That they presented the buttocks in away that indicated the female was available for breeding"

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The amazing magical LED: Has it really been fifty years already?

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You could say...

that this technology LED the way for some amazing innovations

[logo obvious]

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When your squash partner 'endorses' your coding skills on LinkedIn...

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Re: doubleplus like

Completely agree.

I noticed that I got a "Team Leader" endorsement the other day from someone I've never worked with.

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Major new science: WOMEN MORE NUDE more OFTEN online

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Re: Second Life?

"perhaps a followup study could measure correlation between % skin and beard length of player."

and length of time player has lived in parents basement.

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China switches on 'BDS' civilian nav-sat rival to GPS

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"who reserve the option of denying GPS service, though this has never actually happened."

Are you sure about that- I'm pretty certain that there was quite a few outages during the first gulf war. Fortunately civilian GPS was in its infancy so it would not have received a lot of notice. However the company I worked for sold surveying solutions around GPS and I remember a lot of disgruntled customers.

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Feeling poor? WHO took all your money? NOT capitalist bastards?

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Re: Just a bunch of wiggly lines?

The civil service are the puppet masters- Anytime a 'new' government is voted in, all you change are the public faces- the puppet masters are still there with no change.

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Re: Public sector

From what I've read- while basic wages have dropped over the last 5 years, those of the 1% have increased 16%

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Re: Starting figures are well out

I think the City was counting the chicken before it came out of the hen's bum

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Steve Jobs' Apple yacht freed after family settles the bill

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Re: That yacht looks terrible

my guess is that Jony Ives and Philip Stark don't design many yachts.

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Divorce lawyer spots increase in Christmas 'text message bustings'

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Sod that-

Merry Christmas everyone (screw the divorce lawyer)

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What Compsci textbooks don't tell you: Real world code sucks

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But good code...

...is an artform. In fact I'm trying to get the local Revenue Office over in Ireland to recognise me as an artist so I'll qualify for the Artist Tax Exemption scheme...

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Canadian man: I solved WWII WAR HERO pigeon code!

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Code cracked...

"UNDER HEAVY FIRE FROM DASTARDLY, MUTTLEY AND REST OF VULTURE SQUADRON..."

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Wheee....CRUNCH: Google chucks Moto's set-top box biz out window

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Well...

that's a kick in the Arris for Motorola Home.

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After Sandy Hook, Senator calls for violent video game probe

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Re: More retarded nonsense. And CIA under Barack Hussein Obama orders behind it!

I presume when you wrote "More retarded nonsense" you were referring to the mindless drivel in your own post.

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Re: Hmm...

I've always said "Guns don't kill people, Americans with guns kill people".

Also, does anyone else find it ironic that Kinder Surprise Eggs are still illegal in the States because they are considered a serious hazard to small children...

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Google, Microsoft go head to head in Santa-tracking tech race

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Re: Ha ha, MS software...

Sounds like the Dublin Bus tracking system. The only system that can compress 20 minutes into 2 minutes.

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