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Reg Latin scholars scrap over LOHAN's stirring motto

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I can't believe I enjoyed reading that. There must be something wrong with me.

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You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary

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Pirate

Smelly pirates ahoy...

"And we shall go about telling people you smell."

Actually, that'd probably work a lot better than the current crappy plan.

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Eek!

Ohmigod, they're going to tell me off - in writing! That'll stop me and the rest of the world. Aaarrr, Jim lad, etc...

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True fact: Your CAT wees ... like a racehorse

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Mogpiss Monday Blues

'True fact: Your CAT wees for as long as you do'

Except when it's a neighbour's cat and it's pissing all over my garden (and don't even get me started on cat's crapping everywhere).

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Creepy battery-operated TEDDY BEAR SEX TOY. Sadly, this is for real

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Slurp this...

I've been told I look a bit like a teddy bear. Sorted. No batteries required either.

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Labour vows: We'll pause one-dole-to-rule-them-all for drastic fix-up if elected in 2015

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About bloody time!

'The Labour Party has promised to put the brakes on the deeply troubled Universal Credit system for three months...'

It's about time Labour got off its communal arse and announced that it will kick UC into touch permanently, along with that moronic liar Iain Duncan Smith.

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DAMN you El Reg, CALL ME A BOFFIN, demands enraged boffin

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My naughty Aunt M

My very naughty Aunt M was shagging the science master at the posh school they both worked at when I was a mere sprog. Said master wore a white coat in the lab so Auntie M could have been said to have been boffing the boffin, the bad girl.

Still better than muffin the mule though!

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WANTED: New head of crashingly expensive, error-prone and frankly cursed one-dole-to-rule-them-all system

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Election ahoy!

'The Register asked the DWP why it needed 12 months to seek out Shiplee's successor.'

Because if they moved any faster they'd run the risk of trying to get the whole UC disaster up and running while trawling for votes. This way, win or lose, UC is a non-issue for the time being. Politics at its most cynical though par for the course for IDS and the rest of this bunch of arse dildoes.

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Winklevoss twins eye up NASDAQ: Publicly traded Bitcoin fund... what could go wrong?

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Oh, dear me...

Winkdex? Seriously? That certainly adds gravitas.

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Iran brands Facebook boss Zuckerberg an 'American Zionist', bans WhatsApp

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What a shame

'Iran brands Facebook boss Zuckerberg an 'American Zionist''

What a shame If they'd just called him a 'complete wanker', we could all have agreed.

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Tesco to tout its own smartphone – now THAT'S an unexpected item in the bagging area

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Wotta bargain!

'Tesco to flog its own smartphone'

Can we get two for the price of one?

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McAfee chap is back in crypto-wrap chat app back flap

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Gawd...

'He's baaaaack'

Oh, ffs...

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Who's top Microsoft shareholder? Uh oh, it's STEVE BALLMER

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Sweaty Betty Ballmer

You'd've thought with a zillion dollars tucked away, Ballmer could afford a decent anti-perspirant.

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Comcast and EA said to be planning streaming games service

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EA...oh dear

Any partnership with EA is, in my opinion, doomed to failure. Look at the recent Sims fiasco and the constant disaster that is Need For Speed World.

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Google Glass teardown puts rock-bottom price on hardware

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Cheap as chips

'A teardown report on Google Glass is raising eyebrows over suggestions that the augmented reality headset costs as little as $80 to produce.'

Is anybody surprised?

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Behold! World's smallest 3D-printer pen Lix artists into shape – literally

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Fab. Er...

These look really good and I'm sure are terribly exciting for a lot of people but I'm really struggling to think of a sensible use for them.

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10 PRINT "Happy 50th Birthday, BASIC" : GOTO 10

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Bring Back Basic

"I remember coding in Locomotive BASIC on the Amstrad CPC 464"

Me, too. Surprisingly, it was a lot of fun. :-)

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Bankrupt Bitcoin bunker blender begins: MtGox admin starts liquefaction

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Missing bitdosh

"But where's the missing 650k-ish BTC?"

I'd check under the Winkelvoss' mattress.

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Och aye! It's the Loch Ness Monster – but only Apple fanbois can see it

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S'obvious, innit

It's perfectly obvious to the meanest intelligence (mine); it's Bigfoot having a swim.

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Over half of software developers think they'll be millionaires – study

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Bonkers McAfee

"The other half want to be like John McAfee."

What, a complete nutjob?

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QUIDOCALYPSE: Blighty braces for £100 MILLION cost of new £1 coin

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Re: Deal With It!

I've got twenty of these saved wit Mt Gox. Er...

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Virtual reality? Two can play THAT GAME, says Sony: New headset revealed for the PS4

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Re: Hmmm...

"Perhaps I'm taking your comment too seriously but you do realise that the sword isn't real?"

That'd be even more fun! :-) No, I was thinking more along the lines of an unlucky punch decking someone coming in to see what all the noise was about.

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Hmmm...

“Morpheus will reproduce the player’s hands and sword within the game so the player feels like they are physically fighting off enemies with their sword in the virtual world.”

So your partner, who has just walked into the living room, just happens to momentarily occupy the real space that is currently virtually-filled by some zombie/robot/gangster who is trying to kill you in-game...

I wonder how long it'll be before the accused in a murder trial comes up with 'I was only playing Zombie Apocalypse 9, m'lord'.

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Help a hack: What's in your ultimate Windows XP migration toolkit?

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Useful stuff

"WSUS Offline is pretty useful. It allows you to make an ISO full of Microsoft updates that you can then install on a bunch of machines without them all fighting to download the updates several times over."

Excellent. Have an upvote. :-)

"A Linux USB stick"

And a downvote for you for trying to score a cheap point inappropriately.

Well done, El Reg. A fine and worthy project.

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NASA: Earth JUST dodged comms-killing SOLAR BLAST in 2012

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Whoa!

Bleeding pigs, that was close!

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Facebook security chief: We're not encrypting everything between our data centers just yet

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WTF?

It's not spying if it's information-gathering

"...Sullivan's boss made an angry call to the White House to complain about intelligence agents using Facebook as a conduit for spying on people."

Irony, hypocrisy or just taking the piss?

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Tiny heat-sucker helps keep Moore's Law going

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Graphene, is there anything it can't do?

Can it make a decent cup of tea?

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WhatsApp chats not as secret as you think

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Pffft...

I'd never even heard of WhatsApp before Zuckerberg threw his money at it, so I neither knew nor cared how secure (or otherwise) it was. Strangely enough, now it's part of the Facebook empire, I REALLY don't give a shit.

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Fanbois SQUEAL as DNS snafu knocks out iTunes website

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Meh

Meh

"Apple suffered a rare outage last night which knocked iCloud, iTunes and several other fruity websites off the internet."

Oh dear, how sad, don't care.

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You thought it was dead – but Flappy Bird may return: Millions prepare to poke own eyes out

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Not again...

"with the addition of warnings to stop players being consumed by it"

The sub-heading got it right - 'get a life'.

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NZ bloke's drunken poker bet ends in 99-letter name

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Worra laff

Bizarre that Talula Does The Hula is deeply frowned upon (I thought it was quite sweet) while Number 16 Bus Shelter is approved. It's a very peculiar world.

Mind you, this is from someone who named his youngest son Henry William Twelve Minutes (perfectly legally in the UK) in celebration of the twelve minutes it took from waters breaking to birth.

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Academic blames US for tech titans' tax dodge

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That's capitalism

It's no good blaming a single country - the fault lies squarely with capitalism as a system. Get rid of that or at the least make it harder for capitalism's worst excesses to damage economies or blight the lives of the people who actually do all the work, and we might end up with a world worth living in.

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Boffins build bendy screen using LEDs just THREE atoms thick

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Fair enough

That makes more sense. Thanks for the explanation.

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I don't get it...

"How DUMB are you???"

How RUDE are you???

"'flat' paper is 3D close up!"

And still quite a lot of atoms thick. Now have a very close look at something consisting of no atoms at all and tell me THAT'S 3D.

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What?

"It makes them very short 3D objects unless they are either no atoms wide or no atoms deep."

Surely that'd make them non-existent.

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Florida bloke cuffed for pit bull shag outrage

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Eek!

Marsonek doesn't look bonkers at all, does he.

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Show more CANADIAN-MADE PORN, insists Canadian government

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Weird smut, please.

South Park to the rescue!

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Twin GEEKS: NASA studies identical brothers – one on Earth, one IN SPAAAACE

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Metabolomics?

"metabolomics"

Turn your head to the left and cough, please.

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'Mommy got me an UltraVibe Pleasure 2000 for Xmas!' South Park: Stick of Truth

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Re: Girls

"Just saying, but it would have been nice to play a girl as I am like, you know, a fucking girl."

Sorry, what's a girl?

That's a geeky joke, by the way, just in case some miserable fucker doesn't get it.

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Re: PC version not censored

Looking forward to this SO much - but people need to know about the censoring. More info here: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/mar/05/south-park-stick-of-truth-game-censored-europe

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Why can’t I walk past Maplin without buying stuff I don’t need?

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No Maplins within walking distance but...

"And where does the average slipper-and-cardigan home computer owner find matrix board, resistors and the like in the mid-1990s?"

Tandy (Radio Shack). I managed one of their stores for three ghastly years and while they may be the shittiest of companies from the point of view of the employee, for a geek/nerd they were the resistor/capacitor/componentofyourchoice wet dream. Even now, donkey's years after I left that shit-ridden company, I find it hard to resist (hah - geddit?) going in and rummaging through the bubblepacks of goodies while drooling and fondling everything in sight*.

*I appreciate that this makes me sound a bit weird but fuck you, I don't care.

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Roll up, roll up for the Commentards' Ball

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Hands off the bollocks!

"Roll up, roll up for the Commentards' Ball"

You leave my fucking balls alone!

Can't be there. I'm tucked away in the dark and damp North West. But have a great time and several beers on me, you lucky bastards!

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Winklevoss twins say their Bitcoins will take them to SPAAAAACE

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Bye, chaps

"Winklevoss twins say their Bitcoins will take them to SPAAAAACE"

Good.

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Chillax, cranky commentards: Anger can KILL YOU

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Everything kills you!

So losing your temper kills you, having the odd cigarette kills you, too much booze kills you and now we're told that too much protein kills you. We're clearly doomed no matter what we do so I'm off to the pub.

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WHOA: Get a load of Asteroid DX110 JUST MISSING planet EARTH

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Fuck a duck...

They're getting closer (and more frequent).

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Aargh! My EYEBALLS are MELLLTING! Curse this DEVIL LAPTOP

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Pffft...

"Or so says Reticare, a company that, guess what, makes a shield which will "protect" you from this damage."

There's a surprise.

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HTML is a sexually transmitted disease, say many Americans

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Childcatcher

Er...

I thought all those answers were correct.

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Windows XP market share GROWS AGAIN, outstrips Win 8.1 surge

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Mostly W7 with patchy XP

Most of the people I know either bought a desktop/laptop with W7 on and intend to keep it or bought a W8 machine and promptly upgraded to W7. I only know one person who is happy with W8.1 but she's pretty weird anyway. On the other hand, at least half a dozen people I know are happy to stay on XP and aren't in any way fazed by Microsoft removing its support. I don't though, know a single person who has actively bought a new version of XP. Is this purely a developing nations phenomenon or are there such people in the UK/US/EU?

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Steve Jobs statue: Ones and ohs and OH NOES – it's POINTING at us

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WTF

What the fuck is it? It frightens the crap out of me!

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