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* Posts by Richard Wharram

927 posts • joined 7 Apr 2008

UN to call for 'pre-emptive' ban on soulless robot bomber assassins

Richard Wharram
WTF?

So it's OK

As long as the robot jets are Kamikaze but not if they fancy a trip home afterwords?

*boggle*

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CRUNCH: 'Drunk' chap cuffed in high-speed car nookie prang rumpus

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What were they actually doing?

I think Playmobil is required as I still don't get it.

Was he sat in the driver's seat with the lady on his lap? Was she facing to the front or rear? Was he attempting to fill her petrol cap or the exhaust?

Answers!

Playmobil!

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Ruby on Fails: Zombie SERVER army built thanks to Rails bug

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Being fair to Rails

This was patched months ago. If sysadmins haven't applied the patch then there's nothing the Rails devs can do.

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First 'adult' app for Google Glass planned 'within days'

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Re: Wife enhancer app v0.1

69p actually.

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Wife enhancer app v0.1

Takes off a few pounds and a few years and also comes with extensions to the Glasses arms which wrap around and into the ears to attenuate the distracting yabber.

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May threatens ban on 'hate-inciting' radicals, even if they don't promote violence

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Exploitation of a young man's death

This is vile. Politicians are earning their hatred at the moment.

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Bill Gates: Corporate tax is not a moral issue

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Re: But they are required

Ah yes, Hollywood accounting. Legendary stuff :)

Tip, everything must be negotiated off gross because there will never be a net. By design.

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Re: Bill Gates knows nothing about morality

Oooh. We've all collected a downvote for our puzzlement.

Here you, gimme another.

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WTF?

Re: Bill Gates knows nothing about morality

War criminal?

Is this trolling or did I miss Bill Gates' time in the Khmer Rouge?

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Opera debuts Chromium-luvvin' desktop browser Next 15

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Re: Windows only for now?

(that's the pic on the Opera download site, not t'Reg.)

Where the Linux version too?

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WTF?

Windows only for now?

And yet the accompanying picture is of it running on a Mac on OSX.

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Moss reanimates after 400 years in DEEP FREEZE

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Re: Dare I go here?

"and that plants have evolved a way to survive the various changes and cycles?"

Be careful how you word that. Evolution through natural selection often leads to short-term gains that are disastrous against long-term environment change. If a species has adapted to survive such long-term pressures it's a happy coincidence not a necessary part of evolution.

(very long topic. regretting mentioning it already...)

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Looks just like the stuff on my lawn

Bloody bastard inde-fucking-structable it is!!

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Did Kim Dotcom invent 2-factor authentication? Er, not exactly...

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Kimble = twat

Patent trolling as well as being an aimbot nob.

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Microsoft and pals: Save the global economy by NOT ripping us off

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Re: After careful analysis of the issue I need my phone...

Thanks :)

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WTF?

Does not compute

My payment is funneled through Ireland and the low countries and ends up sat in the Cayman Islands until the corporation decides to purchase another company after which the value of that company will be written down by several billion when it turns out to be a lemon.

Alternatively I could use that money to buy a bacon sandwich from a local shop every day for a month.

Which of these looks like it would benefit GDP?

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Fairphone goes on sale to all

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re: care a lot

about disasters, fires, floods and killer bees ?

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WordPress warns of mass Tumblr defections after Yahoo! deal

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They couldn't object to my Sexy Goat Farts blog could they?

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Global perils of dirt, glaciers and lizardocalypse overblown, say boffins

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Re: The end is nigh

Donkeys go Eeyore.

You're thinking of horses.

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Gay marriage? We'll put a stop to that 'human BUG', says Nintendo

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Headmaster

Re: Gay Patch

I'm more upset at the bracketing style. Allman for me please!

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Stop

Re: Gay Patch

The code could be within the scope of a class function and the variable might be part of that class, not global. It could also be initialized by default for that class.

Jezuz. Off your high horses code warriors. Nobody's asking you to compile and deploy Eadon's posts.

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Last time CO2 was this high, the world was underwater? NO, actually

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So

Cutting through the fluff, it's not that the sea levels definately didn't rise. It's just that we don't know.

Or is there something I've missed?

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Nintendo throws flaming legal barrel at YouTubing fans

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FAIL

Epic PR fail

Way to alienate your fanbase. That'll rescue the company for sure!

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US boffin builds 32-way Raspberry Pi cluster

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Looks really cool

But how well does it run Crysis?

Maybe Quakeworld?

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Life on Mars means subsisting on grim diet of turd-garden spinach

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Re: Dark Ages diet

Yes. Trampled, boiled shitty-veg.

Weak beer too.

WEAK BEER!

Do we really want those days again?

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Review: HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook

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Or...

Buy a second-hand Thinkpad with a higher-res and brighter screen, and a Core2 Duo for about the same money and put Chrome OS or a full Linux distro on it.

Of course it weighs a bit more :)

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BlackBerry and Apple pie this summer. Or BBM-onna-Droid

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Yum tum yummy tum hey

(body)

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Google adds Atari Easter Egg for Breakout's birthday

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And in a kick in the teeth for Jobs' memory...

...it doesn't work on the iPhone.

I spent a good 5 minutes trying to work out why my twitter feed was filling up with tweets telling me to image search atari breakout. I scrolled up and down the images wondering if one was rude or something.

Be more specific people!

Anyone remember Through The Wall on the Speccy demo tape?

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Boffins plan to drop €250,000 TEST-TUBE BURGER on London

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Re: Too much methane

Nope. The majority is from burps not farts.

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Ancient thumb-driven whirly-wheel smartmobe UI ported to Android

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Ugh

It's just annoying.

And ugly.

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The IT Crowd returns to Channel 4 for a final episode

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Re: Dammit

I read that 4 times before it came through as "box set" rather than "sex bot".

I preferred my reading.

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Go

"We don't need no education"

"Yes you do. You've just used a double negative."

\o/

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Stroke my sexy see-through backside, says Jobs from BEYOND THE GRAVE

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Got an SGS1 here and the buttons don't quite disappear when not in use. Not that it matters really.

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ZX Spectrum cassette player lost? There's an app for that

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Finally a use for my iPhone!

I applaud this for it's "just because" attitude \o/

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San Francisco caves over mobile radiation warnings

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Nothing to do with pressure from down the road?

Cupertino specifically?

Don't get me wrong, it's a great result for common sense.

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Colombian plods cuff jailbreaker despite on-the-run gender bend

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Re: Just airbagged?

Chaps with baps then?

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Just airbagged?

Or was the reassignment more complete?

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Secret UN 'ZOD' climate deliberations: UK battles to suppress details

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Stop

Kneel before Zod

That is all.

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Oracle, SAP under attack: How cloud upstarts steal their lunch

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Re: IBM?

Hey John. How's it going?

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Is this the first ever web page? If not, CERN would like to know

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Surely this is not the web.

There's no "...WEIRD TRICK..." adverts. Therefore it is not the interwebz.

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Quid-a-day nosh challenge hack in bullet-hard chickpea drama

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Doesn't look too bad

My stomach is awaiting dinner and it quite fancied the look of that.

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Continued lack of women in tech bemoaned by ex-techie lady MP

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WTF?

Re: Automatic tills?

Business people in Retail are quite likely to be women. So are the Business Analysts who would produce the requirements.

Given that, would it really have made a difference if the nerd who did the code to plumb the till into the Point Of Sale system was a lady?

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Apple's next OS X said to be targeted at 'power users'

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Skeuomorphism

Power users aren't the only ones who dislike wood-panelled apps with brass buttons and such.

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Combover King Donald Trump: 'I miss Steve Jobs'

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Unhappy

Stop feeding the troll

What a tool.

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CURSE you, EINSTEIN! Humanity still chained in relativistic PRISON

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Re: Stupid question

"and homeopathic medicine"

Water has no memory and Homeopathy does not work. You are now fully educated on the subject.

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Ubuntu without the 'U': Booting the Big Four remixes

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If...

If you don't mind a scruffy GRUB then it's better just to install them side by side and try them that way. The average HDD has enough space for 7 easily.

Alternatively you can just install the different desktops over Ubuntu and choose per session but it might be best to follow a guide for that as my success with this has been mixed :)

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Hey, monkey: Just 'cos your mates eat FOUL corn, YOU have to eat it too?

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Trollface

Missing from this report

They also started to believe that products with a silver fruit on the back were inherently superior.

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Ubuntu 13.04: No privacy controls as promised, but hey - photo search!

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Facepalm

Re: Been using this

Yes, it's quicker. Do you want me to time page loads or boot times?

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Re: Install cinnamon and upgrade

I have Mint alongside 13.04 so I'm happy enough in Cinnamon but when I tried to install Cinnamon on top of 13.04 it wasn't fully functional. Trying to bring up the dialog to edit the panel didn't respond. Does it not automatically installed all the required packages?

By contrast, installing KDE causes it to load pretty much all of Kubuntu. It even changes the splash-screen :)

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Smug Red Hat buoyed by UK gov's open-source three-line-whip

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You still sell a support contract.

And where's Eadon saying they should have used Mint? He's late.

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