* Posts by Angus Ireland

45 posts • joined 22 Mar 2008

Vladimir PUTIN officially HARDER than CHUCK NORRIS

Angus Ireland
Coat

I'll just leave this here...

Seems someone has been quick off the ball...

http://vladfacts.com/

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Yes, hundreds upon hundreds of websites CAN all be wrong

Angus Ireland
Happy

Wikis to the rescue?

My lyrics source of choice is LyricWiki (lyrics.wikia.com)

Crowd-source your lyrics, get the community to verify and maintain them, and back it all up with Gracenote-sanctioned versions (though sometimes Gracenote gets it wrong too - for example in Moby's "Lift Me Up", they list one line of the chorus us "[Unverified]". So very helpful.).

They even have the correct lyrics for The Endless Enigma ;)

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Wireless Power breakthrough: Iron Man can lose the chest reactor

Angus Ireland
Joke

Wireless pacemakers?

"I hate it, I never get any phone signal here."

"Me neither. Hey, why has my heart stopped beating?"

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BBC labels child 'recovering alcoholic' in tech slip-up

Angus Ireland
Paris Hilton

Re: Re: Not surprised the software won't communicate

An Operation Manual is quite different from a Software Spec, no?

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Google guru blasts Android virus doomsayers as 'charlatans'

Angus Ireland
Holmes

"never had a virus"

Neither have I. And I use Windoze.

Had to assist plenty of lusers who have had viruses though. In my experience, it's usually an issue involving PEBKAC...

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Android voice assistant shootout

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Thumb Down

@PXG

Iris' answer was "What is your purpose in asking?"

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GNOME emits 'head up the arse' desktop update

Angus Ireland
Facepalm

Oh dear.

The screenshot titled "Viewer for Certificate and Key files" under "But Wait, There's More…" is showing DigiNotar... Surely a better choice could have been made?

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Painters wrap Forth Bridge job after 121 years

Angus Ireland
Meh

In that case...

...Bracknellexile hit the nail on the head with "...like building Edinburgh's tram system" - the tracks in Princes Street requiring repair work only a short time after being put down!

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Much of the human race made up of thieves, says BSA

Angus Ireland
Facepalm

RE enigmatix

Simple, they never would buy the pirated goods. It's pirated or nothing for them (or Free alternative, of course).

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Opera extends Speed Dial with Swordfish beta

Angus Ireland

Re: How long

There's been a SpeedDial extension for Fox for some time, and it's been able to show the weather in a dial for a while.

Besides, who needs extensions when you could just pop some JavaScript in the dial's address?

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Waterstone's whips out its pendulous dugs

Angus Ireland
Grenade

Font face

Just how much have they charged for a lowercase 'w' in the Ubuntu Titling font? I'd have done it for a fiver.

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Fasthosts in day-long email FAIL

Angus Ireland
FAIL

Registered email

"Even if you have a Hotmail you need their support PIN, which if you need a reminder needs to be sent to your registered email. So you are back where you started!"

Well then that's your own fault. Don't have your registered FH account email provided by FH.

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Month of Facebook flaws gets underway

Angus Ireland
Badgers

@AC

"I'll call them or text them or email them. [...] I don't need to put my activites on a website I don't control for other morons to read."

So who controls your email? How about your mobile phone? Sure, it's not a website but I'm sure it'd be just as easy for someone to find a way into your emails or your SMS messages. Maybe a bit of phone-tapping here and there wouldn't go amiss too.

"The only social networking site that's worth anything is LinkedIn, and that has a genuine purpose as far as I'm concerned, it's not all about pointless "look wot I did 2day" crap."

Much as I may agree with this statement, unfortunatly it seems we're in the minority on this one. The punters clearly love being able to tell everyone about the virtualfarm they run.

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Apple joins expanded HTML 5 leadership team

Angus Ireland
Stop

Now there's something you don't see everyday....

How can "Microsoft", "interoperability" and "standards" be used in the same sentence - except when negating each other, of course?

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How to set up your HDTV like a pro

Angus Ireland

BBC Test Card

For those with freeview (which has no HD services but never mind):

1) Goto channel 105 and wait for the screen to load. Press yellow

2) Tune out and back in to 105. Now press Green ("Secret" appears in the top right before the Status Page appears)

3) Now press green again for Test Card W :-)

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Cops taser naked doorbell-ringing giant

Angus Ireland
Joke

6ft 7in you say?

Maybe he was actually out with his camera?

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Judge slaps ban on RealDVD software

Angus Ireland
Stop

MPAA

Here we go again with the Motion Pictures Ass. of America...

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Scareware package mimics Windows Blue Screen of Death

Angus Ireland
Gates Horns

IE?

Does this only work on IE then?

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Facebook wins Zimbabwe election on T&Cs

Angus Ireland
Black Helicopters

Vote? What Vote?

No one told me there was going to be a vote on Ts and Cs. Presumably it's in the Ts and Cs that they don't have to tell me when they're having a vote on Ts and Cs.

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Windows 7 beta washes up on Pirate Bay

Angus Ireland
Gates Halo

@Richard Porter

I think they've got a few OS's they would rather forget about :P

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Verity Stob's Big Fat Geek Yuletide Quiz of the Year Part 2

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Thumb Up

Excellent!

Wonderful piece of Stobbery :D

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Mac fans see MS porn everywhere

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Thumb Down

Then the libraries named "home_two" and "home_s12" are full of it....

So basically what we're saying is: this person has sat and gone through every single library to see what's there? Don't they have something better to be doing with their life?

Actually, scrap that - they bought an iPhone in the first place... the only thing they enjoy more is worshiping Jobs.

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Chromefirexplorer girds loins against rich and closed

Angus Ireland
Jobs Horns

Hahahaha

"But Opera couldn't make the intercontinental flight from Norway. And Apple couldn't make the eight-minute drive from Cupertino."

Love it!

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SkypeOut goes mobile, Skype goes beta

Angus Ireland

@ Chris Merriman

I think it means that they've added Drag 'n' Drop file transfer and tray alerts to skype 4

Which by the way hasn't just gone beta, it's been beta for some time

Although I could be wrong...

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Vodafone launches in-store power pods

Angus Ireland
Stop

But...

...I've seen these boxes all over the place, not just in Vody shops.

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Fire-breathing black cabs: Shock eyewitness photo

Angus Ireland
Thumb Up

Too much time

Someone must have too much spare time on their hands!

Certainly had me chuckling for a good five minutes at least.

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Street View operatives object to being snapped

Angus Ireland

Drum Brae South?

That's as maybe but anyone who lives in Portobello in the North-East of the city knows that a Google car actually lives down Bath Street. I've seen it parked overnight there. So hah!

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iPhone 2.0 unlock tool released, tested

Angus Ireland
Coat

DFU mode?

Pressing+Holding power and home and then releasing power ain't DFU mode - that's just recovery mode.

In recovery mode, you can turn the device off and then boot into normal mode.

In DFU, rebooting simply returns you to DFU mode. You can't put your iPhone into DFU without some help from another application (iTunes, pwnagetool, ziphone etc)

Mine's the one with '"Legit" iPod Touch User' on the back

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El Reg nails Street View spycars to Google Maps

Angus Ireland
Coat

How about...

How about you give us all free Reg T-Shirts and vulture masks so that when we appear on the maps you'll know where we live.

Wait that's a bad idea...

Mine's the one with the stolen spycar keys in the pocket

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MS takes Windows 3.11 out of embed to put to bed

Angus Ireland
Paris Hilton

Long gone?

I'm still at school and I remember it! The first coherent OS I remember using actually.

Anyone know where I can grab a copy to run on my VM?

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Firefox 3 downloads hit 7m despite server FAIL

Angus Ireland

"Sorry off-topic, but when does the BBC news website *ever* go down?"

Frequently. At least since they redesigned it.

And I've got FF3 - and had all the betas/rcs/etc - simply because if 7million people are downloading it in the first 24hours, my website should work in it.

Same with IE8 - although with its new "Standards Compliance" nothing works in it :D

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MySpace hides in bathroom ahead of make-over

Angus Ireland
Paris Hilton

Hahaha

Just went onto the MySpace homepage. No mention of this new look MySpace at all.

There was, however, a picture of the lady herself. Yes that's right! Paris was on the homepage! Now what was she doing there? ;-)

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PayPal ambushes users with mystery Skype charges

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Thumb Down

My account is tits up - again

Paypal have suspended my account - again - due to suspected fraudulent activity on a credit card linked to my account. That's all very well... Until you realise there are no credit cards linked to my account. I'm supposed to phone them to fix it. As if I'd give them money by doing that...

Then a day or two ago I got 3 (duplicate) emails informing me of a change to PayPal ToS.

Thankfully my account only had about a penny into it.

Stupid paypaltards.

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100,000 sign for BT Fon wi-fi love-in

Angus Ireland
Happy

Security?

So if I go around looking for FON Hotspots and (eventually) manage to find one, I can download all the illegal movies/music/games/porn/etc I want and it'll be the FON Router's owner who the police come looking for?

I like this already :)

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Metadata ruins Google's anonymous eBay Australia protest

Angus Ireland

M$ Word

Mark Dowling will probably be correct.

And anyway, does anyone know if Google Docs can print to PDF?

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Apple store detains teens for installing iPhone game

Angus Ireland
Linux

@ all those complaining about the time a reinstall takes

Nexox Enigma is right - at least where the iPhone is concerned.

Here is the iPhone recovery/reinstall process:

1. Press and hold the Home and Power buttons. Keep holding, even when the phone turns off. Let go when the iTunes logo appears on the display.

2. Plug into iTunes and click Restore (Shift/Option click restore to select a custom firmware first).

3. Have a QUICK cup of tea

4. Return to find your iPhone, good as new and ready to go (well... After activation etc)

Not hours to do THAT. So unless they plan to reinstall the core FreeBSD as well...

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BOFH: Testing the obscenity filters

Angus Ireland
Thumb Up

hahahahahaha....

Having read this half an hour ago I had to come back and read it again... the tears are still rolling down my face!

Wish i had one of these but i can't <SLAM>

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Too dim to set up your phone? Pay someone else to do it

Angus Ireland

T-Mobile...

sends the settings to you every time your SIM is put in a new phone.

That's a quid saved for all their customers :)

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Vista on your iPhone - almost 'perfection'

Angus Ireland
Gates Horns

The finishing touch

To finish the look off, jailbroken users can also download and install the 'Vista' app from the installer.

And what does this vista app do I hear you cry?

well, it adds the typical BSOD to your iPhone/iPod Touch. Now that IS perfection!

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'We could wake up smarter' - Ballmer hints at Win XP reprieve

Angus Ireland
Paris Hilton

Re: my comment above

I've just noticed Paris has gone walkies to be replaced by 'him' in my above comment. Scary! Here she is anyway.

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Angus Ireland
Gates Halo

*sniff sniff*... anyone smell the coffee?

Well its about time!

Have Microsoft at last woken up from the dream where Vista was actually a success?

Paris because even she realised Vista was **** before Microsoft

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BOFH: Lift laughs

Angus Ireland
Coat

BOFH Movie

I believe in BOFH 2000: Episode 4, the BOFH said that he...

...was working on the screenplay for a Bastard movie called A Few Good Simms, to star Jack Nicholson as me, Demi Moore as the unrequited love interest and Tom Hanks as the Boss. (I would have used Tom Cruise, but that's just cliche)

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Apple ignores Jesus Phone life raft

Angus Ireland
Linux

Battery Life, Shmattery Life!

*ahem* Of course I never jailbroke my iPod touch and installed 3rd Party apps. *ahem*

But while i was busy [not] doing this, somehow my battery life shot up. I actually don't understand it myself but anyway, the battery life shot up, so that's not a problem at all.

And if you're worried about apps running in the background there IS an application which gives detailed information on any apps you have running and the amount of memory and such that they use.

And it gives the option to issue the kill command to each and every one of them.

So there.

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Dump IE 6 campaign runs afoul of dump IE 6 campaign

Angus Ireland
Dead Vulture

When I installed IE7...

...I kept IE6 in a folder on my desktop. I usually use FF3 anyway.

The new slogan for IE8 when it comes will be 'It actually renders stuff right!' - although only if you put a meta tag instructing it to do so on your page. Come on microsoft... Wake up and smell the validation!

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British youths think Churchill went to moon

Angus Ireland

duh?

when I was 4 I didn't know who Churchill was... I thought he was a dog off the telly.

And why are Disney involved :-/

Market reasearch?

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