* Posts by Paul Bottomley

21 posts • joined 22 Nov 2007

Opera unleashes final Opera Mini 5 and Opera Mobile 10

Paul Bottomley
Stop

Opera is Norwegian??

Forgive my interruption to this "aTypical debate", but for those of you punting the "Opera, EU, Microsoft, apple" take them to court, might want to consider that Norway isn’t in the EU.

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BP snips IT contractor rates

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Stop

Smelling mistake

I fail to see what BT has to do with this???? P and T are not even near on the keyboard

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US airforce to get ground refuelling robot

Paul Bottomley
Happy

I for one...

... welcome our petrol serving overlords

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Motor quango thumbsup for satnav speed restrictions

Paul Bottomley
Flame

Clunk Click

The manditory adoption of such a device would make all speed cameras, and mobile SAFETY camera vans obsolete in a single day, them being such a gravy train and all it just aint gona happen.

If they are optional then that's never going to sell either, another stupid idea from another stupid quango (think tank), justifying their existence (I will go back to my Daily Mail now thanks!)

Clunk the door closed, Click the switch to technology solving another problem that didnt exist.

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Windows internet share drops below 90 per cent

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Happy

I spy with my little eye...

PACMAN

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North Korea photoshops stroke from Kim Jong Il

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Happy

bend it like...

beck....kim sumg....ham ??

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WoW accused of turning man's mind into 'living video game'

Paul Bottomley
Paris Hilton

What!

I see El Reg, isn't listed in any of these law suits... about time you gave some credability to this rag by being sued by him..

PH as she only knows of four suits . Spades, Clubs, Hearts and Diamonds

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Man threatens lawsuit after negative eBay feedback

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Unhappy

Bigger picture

How this seller's attempt at recourse with the buyer will work, god knows, this seller has now, in theory attracted every idiot with too much testosterone, to bid on his items and screw his business right up. (Watch this space)

But it's more than just this one seller. I for one feel a little sorry for some sellers, I know that eBay has become the online auction market leader, its enabled lots of people to make a living from selling online, and now 1000's of people are reliant upon eBay for their living.

But eBay have now turned the screws and now punish sellers. Sellers are given unfair terms of trade, with increased fees, no recourse to complain about buyers and limited payment facilities (Paypal). This is a monopolistic tie in that is going and has ruined many people lives. The very lives upon which eBay was built.

Its time eBay changed its tactic and become the auction site that did the right thing, set itself a goal for the end of the year, a modest income, and used the rest to improve the experience. Stop the hiding of bidder's names, Stop the no negative feedback from sellers, and allow other forms of payment.

None of this will happen however. We all just plod along, blindly laughing at the odd seller or bidder that tries to make a noise, when all along it eBay is laughing loudest at us, whilst drinking bubbly bought with our money.

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El Reg in Street View drive-by snooping

Paul Bottomley
Thumb Up

Lillywhites

I hope all yours are lillywhite?

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Crazy Frog won't croak again

Paul Bottomley
Coat

Ming ming ming

mauuuuuuu ming bing bing ming ming

That is all

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Lords to attack UK.gov failings on internet security

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Alien

@Chris

add car makers responsible for any and all car crashes....

I for one welcome our house of Lords overlords

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US nuke boffins smash petaflop barrier with 'Roadrunner'

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@ The elephant in the room

NO It was the camels that were preoccupied with the quadratic equations. the mice are just in charge

"The fact is that camels are far more intelligent than dolphins.* They are so much brighter that they soon realized that the most prudent thing any intelligent animal can do, if it would prefer its descendants not to spend a lot of time on a slab with electrodes clamped to their brains or sticking mines on the bottoms of ships or being patronized rigid by zoologists, is to make bloody certain humans don't find out about it."

* Never trust a species that grins all the time. It's up to something.

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Airbus jets could be converted to fuel-cell propulsion

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Coat

@Anonymous Coward

UMMM yes I missed that, never mind, thank god I am not in charge of a plane.... I would never have the skill to dodge in and out of all those tugs and luggage trolley's racing up and down the runway.

I must get another bar of chocolate now excuse me

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Paul Bottomley
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Tugs

Come on we already have towing tugs at airports, just get them to tow the damn things to the end of the runway, no need to re invent the wheel, literally.

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Windows XP SP3 sends PCs into endless reboot

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Unhappy

Upgrade me

I've been running W2k then XP on the same machine for about 8 years now, its been solidly stable with XP SP2 (Xeon 550mhz & 2 meg VGA onboard) I however suspect SP3 will kill it? The patch is free but the new hardware required to support is will annoy me as its money that was ear marked for beer not M$ upgrade you kit tax.

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Regulator slams MoS premium rate promo

Paul Bottomley
Happy

and I bet the answer to win is...

llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

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O2 PR calls Reg readers 'techie nerds'

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Happy

All your nerds are belong to Reg

nuff said

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BT preps 2000 per cent evening call price hike

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Option Haaaa right

So as a "loyal customer" (their words not mine), BT call me up and offer me the chance to save £3 a month, by moving to a higher option package that costs £4 a month more than I am paying already!

Mine is the one with "one born every minute" on the back

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Scientists warn on climatic 'tipping points'

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climatic tipping points

.... are when cows falls over?

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O2 gets 225 guinea pigs drunk by phone

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Crazy Frog

Can one set you phone to ring with a ringtone when a purchase is made? E.G. crazy frog in threshers.

Immmnuggg ming ming mooooooorrooo morrre ringg dings a dings morrroe

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NASA's Messenger mission reaches halfway point

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MSN ?

... (nasa) Messenger setup failed with error code '1603' now falling into the sun..........

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