* Posts by Ned Ludd

79 posts • joined 9 Nov 2007

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Reg readers scrap over ultimate bacon sarnie

Ned Ludd
Boffin

Simples

Bacon + bread... anything else is superfluous

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Fake Facebook pull-down tricks social climbers into swallowing vile load

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FAIL

Slipping

Five comments in and no one's used the term Farcebook/Faecesbook or gone on a smug rant about how they don't need Facebook because they have real friends, etc, etc... I'm disappointed.

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UPDATE: GAGA team hunts down grass-smoking ROBOT

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Re: Grass detector?

Though you can assume that if the grass is dead it probably doesn't need mowing.

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Global DNS takedown plotters disowned by Anonymous

Ned Ludd
Black Helicopters

Re: Re: well now

In fact, if the powers-that-be wanted to create a catch-all domestic/cyber terror bogeyman that's, by it's very nature, the perfect patsy for false flag operations, they couldn't have come up with better.

Just saying...

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Police probing ‘threats’ over Canadian internet privacy bill

Ned Ludd
Big Brother

The Revolution will be Tweeted

I think the medium is very much the message here... you could get a million people to sign a petition or march on parliament and not change a thing, but it seems that increasingly politicians are becoming more fearful of online protests like this. I suppose that's probably the underlying motivation for this kind of legislation.

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Microsoft explains bland new Windows logo

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Thumb Down

Tiles

Looks like tiles to me... tiles cleverly arranged to look like a window. I'm sure the designer still can't believe he got away with it.

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What's in the box, Windows sysadmin?

Ned Ludd
Boffin

"Windows is a powerful and complex Operating System (OS)."

So that's what OS stands for... I, like I'm sure most El Reg readers, had no idea. Thanks for clarifying.

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Angry Birds boss: Piracy helps us 'get more business'

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Anything but!

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Playmonauts could down airliners, Canuck flyboy warns

Ned Ludd
Megaphone

Outraged airline passenger...

Do these pilots seriously not look where they are going?

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Ocean currents emerge as climate change hot-spots

Ned Ludd
Boffin

Clearly the world's oceans are responsible for global warming... I suggest we simply drain them and the problem will go away.

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Redmond campaigns for gay marriage rights

Ned Ludd
Linux

"it seems an odd business decision to make when they sell a lot of their products the US"

And since Apple have also expressed support for same-sex marriage, I guess the devout will have no choice but to go with Linux?

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Spammers hit mobes with QR code junkmail jump pads

Ned Ludd
FAIL

So how do you tell from a "human readable" URL if the destination page contains malware? Personally I never visit a page unless the author has provided me with a print copy of the source code in advance...

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Your mind's '.brain' jpeg-like picture file format probed

Ned Ludd
Alert

Security

It's only a matter of time before we get malware disguised as .brain files!

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Famous 'Silhouette' Flash illusion unravelled by trick-cyclist

Ned Ludd
Thumb Up

She goes both ways...

...and that's fine by me!

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Hasbro unleashes 'Spastic' Transformer

Ned Ludd
Thumb Up

Wait just a minute...

It looks like they've even gone so far as to trademark the word "spastic". I like that.

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Ned Ludd
Boffin

Spazzing out!

On the bald-ass Canadian prairie of the 1980s, a Spazz was a kid who was hyperactive or blathering nonsensically ("spazzing out")... I've always understood that "spastic" could be used to describe something that moves in a jerky, erratic fashion – which could make sense here.

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'Plastic surgeon' cuffed for in bar boob checks

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Only two?

In the last ten years (in Canada) I haven't seen a single doctor who *wasn't* from South Africa...

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Samsung NF210 dual-core netbook

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Seen it before...

Newton eMate, anyone?

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Google search rolls out 'instant' site previews

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Sigh...

I wish they'd just stop fucking with it.

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HTML5 web video flashes past Flash

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WTF?

I don't get it...

I'll admit I know bugger-all about the subject, but surely HTML5 can also be used to present flash-based video??? Isn't the issue more H.264 vs Flash?

Enlighten me!

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Judge tosses lawsuit from copyright troll

Ned Ludd

OMG!!!!1111!1!!1!!

A sensible ruling on fair use... it gives me hope for the future of the human race... sort of.

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Facebook pages very much public, even when set as private

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I'd like to be the first smug bastard to go on about how superior I am for not using Facebook...

...but I bet I won't be.

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Ms. Gates: 'Bill does not use a Mac'

Ned Ludd

Duh!

Bill hasn't used a Mac since he switched to Linux last summer.

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Comments added to Reg Mobile sites

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Fanfuckingtastic!

About time, really.

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Robot teddy bears attack Alzheimer's

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I for one welcome our...

etc

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Baby Boomers committing suicide at unprecedented rates

Ned Ludd
Unhappy

Time to die...

Going through life thinking you're part of Generation X, only to be told halfway through that you're actually a Baby Boomer is surely enough to make one suicidal!

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Google data center links shot down by 'bored' riflemen

Ned Ludd
FAIL

Rednecks suck!

"I think you’ll find that Rednecks can be among the kindest folk you’ll ever meet."

Can be, but often aren't. I also live in rural Alberta, so I know exactly how full of shit you are.

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Pentagon confirms attack breached classified network

Ned Ludd
Boffin

A title is pointless

“It was a network administrator's worst fear: a rogue program operating silently... "

It's so much easier to spot them when they go "bing!".

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Perseid meteors 'thrill star-gazers'

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Photo...

Why sit out in the cold, getting a sore neck waiting for a photo that could be 'shopped in 30 seconds?

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Android gets talk-tastic Froyo upgrade

Ned Ludd
Terminator

@By the way what are the android equivalent of fan bois?

Fandroids, presumably.

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First SMS Trojan for Android is in the wild

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The price of freedom is eternal vigilance

...which seems a bit steep to me.

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Hotmail still not working? Use Chrome to fix it, says MS

Ned Ludd
FAIL

@Test Man

"There's an easy way to fix it... use an e-mail client application like Windows Live Mail or Outlook to access it."

Doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose of having webmail?

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Stealth fighter in Canadian Wikipedia brouhaha

Ned Ludd
Grenade

You can stuff your title...

"The whole mess is typically Canadian - and we have three coast lines in need of protection."

Not to mention a border to the south.

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Hack uses Google Street View data to stalk its victims

Ned Ludd
Coat

Ha!

Let's see how smug all those MAC users are now!

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Ballmer and Softies sacrifice sleep to catch iPad

Ned Ludd
Coat

Can Microsoft catch up to Apple?

It's too Zune to tell.

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Unpatched shortcut vuln exploited by mainstream malware

Ned Ludd
Go

Mac and Linux users...

...you can put your smug hats back on now!

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Nokia latest to feel wrath of Jobs

Ned Ludd
Boffin

Subjective

In the last ten years I've had a Nokia somethingorother, a Samsung Upstage, an iPhone 3GS and a Motorola MicroTAC... the MicroTAC was the only one that didn't suffer from signal loss if handled the wrong way (becuase it had the same radio transmitter as cold-war era nuclear submarine). I have to wonder if differing levels of electrical resistance in the user is a significant factor... boffins?

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Microsoft issues stopgap fix for critical Windows flaw

Ned Ludd
WTF?

Nuclear facilities running Windows???

That's it, we're all doomed!

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Mac sales tripled since 2005

Ned Ludd
Stop

As a long-time Mac user...

I really find the zealotry of "converts" quite irritating... it's like listening to born-again Christians or ex-smokers going on about how their lives have changed. Seriously, who gives a shit?

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Linux to eclipse Microsoft's 'all-in' tablet enthusiasm

Ned Ludd
WTF?

Two nits to pick...

I'm fairly certain that tablets aren't a new category at all... and, speaking of Apple, I find it odd that iOS isn't even in the running.

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Wikileaks' US army 'leaker' arrested

Ned Ludd
Grenade

@ Being Held?

"It's almost as if the whole world was being run by warmongering lunatics who hate having their murderous actions known to the public..."

Seems a fair assessment.

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Apple rejects crazy canuck's seal bludgeon game

Ned Ludd
Jobs Horns

As a proud Canadian...

...let me just mention that out on the ice floes it's hard to tell the difference between seal fur and a black turtleneck. I'm just saying...

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Mozilla becomes latest to dump Mac OS X 10.4 support

Ned Ludd

Modernity

"If you're running a G3 then it's probably too slow to view modern websites"

Correct, assuming by "modern" you mean bogged down with flash and unnecessary javascript...

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Camel carcasses menace Outback water supplies

Ned Ludd
Boffin

Re: Did you go to school?

"the apostrophe is a useful too"

Pedantry is more effective if you proof before posting.

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NASA: the Moon is a hydrated mistress

Ned Ludd
Boffin

@AC

"Presumably, you're not actually interested in shipping water back from the moon."

Obviously not - it's a ridiculous notion... surely some sort of long hose taking advantage of earth's gravitational pull would be much more efficient.

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Ned Ludd
FAIL

I don't mean to sound negative...

...but don't we already have enough water on earth? I mean, really, what would it cost to get one of these 2 gallon buckets back to earth?

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Brain-delving boffins in key monkey-butler breakthrough

Ned Ludd
Stop

You know where this ends...

"Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!"

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MS patent looks just like Unix command, critics howl

Ned Ludd
Pirate

A title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

Time to keel haul the patent system.

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Apple chokes on Woolworths logo

Ned Ludd
Alert

Look at it this way:

goatse!

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Disney sued over Pixar lamp 'copy'

Ned Ludd
Jobs Halo

In defense of Disney

I simply can't believe that the company that brought us Mary Poppins and the Little Mermaid would do anything even remotely unethical ... I think these ungrateful Norwegians should stop picking on Disney and the lot of you should be ashamed for be a bunch of nasty bullies.

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