* Posts by My Coat

9 posts • joined 18 Oct 2007

The roots go deep: Kill Adobe Flash, kill it everywhere, bod says

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Re: Yet...

You can work around the BBC normally requiring Flash by changing the user agent of your browser to pretend to be an iPad. Doesn't work for Channel 4's on demand service though: that just asks you to install their app.

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Debian ships new 'Jessie' release with systemd AND sysvinit

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You know you've spent too long with linux when you read "f*ck" as "fsck"…

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Superfish: Lenovo ditches adware, but that doesn't fix SSL megavuln – researcher

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Re: liability...

I'll wager that customers agreed to it in the EULA that absolutely no one reads.

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Stephen Fry MADNESS: 'New domain names GENERATE NEW IP NUMBERS'

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Re: Isn't a number that is almost infinite, er, infinite?

0.999 recurring is equal to 1.0, not almost equal. Here's a test: 1-0.999… equals zero.

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EBay, you keep using the word 'SECURITY'. I do not think it means what you think it means

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Happy

Re: Tried to change password ..

I found the close account option quicker than the change password option - so used that approach instead.

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Apple's iPod: ten years old

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2nd Gen ipod still useful

Still have my 2nd Gen iPod from December 2002 - and found an alternative use a couple of days ago. Internal hard disc died on my iMac, so installed Snow Leopard on the iPod via firewire and ran the iMac for a couple of days from there while waiting for a replacement hard disc to arrive. The iMac was surprisingly useful from the external iPod, although the boot time was horrendous.

Used this setup to update an iPod touch to iOS 5 too.

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Nintendo sells metric %#@&-load of Wiis in November

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Units!

Hang on, your units are all messed up! As any fule knows; the correct units for volume are:

# Walnut = 0.16gf

# Chicken's egg = 0.35gf

# Bulgarian airbag (C-cup Posh Spice - allegedly) = 1.1gf

# Bulgarian funbag (DD-cup Jordan) = 3.27gf

# Football = 11.07gf

# Olympic-sized swimming pool = 4,780,114gf

# Known universe

(As defined in http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/08/24/vulture_central_standards/). Can we have an update with correct units?

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Postman Pat goes postal

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IT Angle

Playmobil?

Anyone else click on this link expecting to see playmobil?

No? Just me then...

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Bubbly billygoat-bursting boffinry brouhaha at MoD

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Joke

@John A Blackley

The French humane solution: they ask us for our results with the goats!

PS Why does everyone want to get me?

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