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PayPal row heats up as eBay chair calls Icahn claims 'false and misleading'

Geoff May

Re: Can we stop calling him an activist investor?

@Goldmember

That twat Icahn

You cannot call him that. Twats are useful, try enjoying life without one ...

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Today's excuse

Geoff May

Today's excuse

According to http://bofhcalendar.com/#, today's excuse is:

Non-Replicated Systems Destruction Flag

I WANT ONE!

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Star Trek: The original computer game

Geoff May

Re: I'm surprised nobody's made a Javascript version for a browser

Google is your friend...

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Fish grow ‘hands’ in genetic experiment

Geoff May

Re: Teeth to chickens.

"chicks had teeth" sounds just like my missus ...

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IBM insider: How I caught my wife while bug-hunting on OS/2

Geoff May

EDLIN

I'll fess up to using EDLIN more than once. It taught you how to use a keyboard and think about what you were doing.

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LOHAN slips BRA over BOOBIES in ballocket backronym buffoonery

Geoff May

PARENT TRAP?

Predetermined

Altitude

Reliability of

Electronic

Network

Test for

Tethered

Rocket

Apparatus

Project

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Mars rover harangues empty landscape with loudhailer

Geoff May

Do they have pigs on Mars?

They have Essex lions.

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Deadly pussies kill more often than owners think

Geoff May
Joke

Must be the government's fault

and I'll bet it never would have been allowed under the previous government ...

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Facebook: 83 million IMPOSTERS stalk our network

Geoff May
Joke

Re: Cats have accounts

I wonder if anyone has created an FB account for their ant farm ... one FB account for each ant ...

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Jackson’s Hobbit becomes a trilogy

Geoff May

Re: I'll watch but only if...

Tangerine Dream?

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New UK curriculum ramps up lessons in SPAAAACE

Geoff May

Re: Why 12x12?

But why not 20 x 20 table? Most of us have 10 fingers, thumbs and toes combined.

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SpaceX Dragon SPLASHDOWN in Pacific! Private space triumph

Geoff May

A few things to consider

1 - This is the first step. It's like learning to walk before you start running or, introducing an IT angle, it's like each generation of PCs is an advance over the previous. SpaceX is their start and one suspects they intend making it better and more efficient in the future.

2 - "fairly routine" is what killed 7 astronauts when Challenger disintegrated. Nothing in space is "fairly routine" and every successful launch is an achievement in its own right.

3 - Seeing as every successful launch is an achievement, this provides everyone involved and everyone watching an excuse to have a beer. We, (El Reg Commentards), have taken SpaceX as our excuse to have a beer at regular intervals and we are not going to let anyone take that away from us.

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SpaceX signs deal to put its giant rocket to good use

Geoff May

Falcon XX

And when will they have the Falcon XXX?

I reckon they should call that one the Mighty Thruster.

I'm sure others can think of an even better nickname for it ...

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Space Station crew enter the Dragon

Geoff May

Did they find Bruce Lee?

And was he scratched?

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Sunshine nudges asteroid into odd orbit

Geoff May

Re: No Reg units?

Power and work but anyone reading The Reg and posting comments cannot be working (unless employed by The Reg) so the power will be nothing.

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Facebook's Eduardo Saverin: I'm not a tax-dodger

Geoff May

Missing 0?

... a net worth of $2m or an average income tax liability of at least $148,00 over the last five years.

Should that be $148,000?

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LOHAN starts to feel the barometric pressure

Geoff May

A very long piece of string

No text.

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Watchdog bites bar over 'offensive' Facebook ad

Geoff May

'name that font'

Friday Dirty Extended

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Headbanger plays Star Trek theme on floppy drives

Geoff May

I wonder what he could do with paper tape drives?

Illegally ripped music.

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LOHAN Playmonaut jets off to Blighty

Geoff May

Re: But....

How can you seriously expect LOHAN to be break free from the clutches of reason as well as gravity?

By using the VW hovercar.

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Google Drive Issues on Mac

Geoff May

Searching Google ...

Reveals this interesting post ... scroll down to the answer from "Rishi S".

That appears to have worked for several other people who had the same issue.

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Ten... Satnavs to suit all budgets

Geoff May

"Germin and they want £75 to update"

That £75 is a one-off charge, all subsequent updates will be free for that device. I've got the same deal on my Garmin.

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Irish national telco gets 100 days to escape €4bn debt hell

Geoff May

Re: 1000 jobs to go?

I would have expected those who drove the ship onto the rocks were already on the life rafts before it got this bad.

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So what's the worst movie NEVER made?

Geoff May

Rocky XXXVIII

Title says it all

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'As seen on TV' claims can't be made about unbranded props

Geoff May

"As seen on the Internet!"

Me thinks you need to take out some sort of protection on that expression because me thinks someone is going pinch the idea ...

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Renault Twizy budget e-car

Geoff May

Re: Marketing idea.

Anyone getting laid while driving anything should have the prize of losing his/her licence...

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100 EARTH-LIKE PLANETS orbit stars WITHIN 30 LIGHT-YEARS!

Geoff May

Does this mean ...

... the next SPB is to send a paper probe to a nearby star system or should it be something a bit closer like one of them temporary moons we've been having hanging around lately?

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BMW recalls 1.3m motors over fire risk

Geoff May

Re: Could someone explain to me...

More space in the front of the car for various plastic mounts to make it even harder to get to the light bulbs to change them.

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Brazilian cops hunt pillaging 'gang of blondes'

Geoff May

Re: Hey Lester!

or bite, as the case may be ...

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Geoff May

Re: Hey Lester!

OK, I'll bit, what "Buenos Aires" nonsense?

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The Facebook job test: Now interviewers want your logins

Geoff May

Unemployable

Those of us with out Twitter or Facebook etc. accounts are buggered now because we are clearly not employable due to the fact that we are not using some online publication service ...

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

Geoff May

Re: The new Hitch-Hiker's Guide film

I had been told it was bad but it was on the box last night so I decided to watch it and make my own opinion. I was utterly devastated by the film.

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Mozilla to drop Windows 8 Firefox bomb on IE 10

Geoff May

Re: This is easy

I don't think VMS will run on these devices although I must admit, I would very happy if they did.

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NASA to blast 5 rockets in 5 min in jet stream test

Geoff May

I may be wrong but ...

I believe the record for a balloon is around 32 to 33 miles where as these winds are at 60 miles.

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UK.gov holds summit to stop satnav-driven smash-ups

Geoff May

IQ is not an indication of driving ability

I've known some people who had a low IQ but were very good drivers.

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Cash-strapped graduates sell their own faces

Geoff May

And how many people are ...

... going to search "wulle biere"?

I'll save you the time: Click here

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Elonex to set up tech fab in Coleshill, create 400 jobs

Geoff May

Re: Good news.

Looks like they sell at most major stores, click here to see for yourself.

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Satnav blunders blamed for £200m damages

Geoff May

I wonder if ...

Captain Edward Smith said "There are no icebergs on my map so it must be the fault of the maps" ...

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Are you going to keep the old testing posts?

Geoff May

Re: Are you going to keep the old testing posts?

Would help if I tagged properly ... <sigh>

Map link?

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Geoff May

Are you going to keep the old testing posts?

Geoff's very first post ...

With:

bold

Italics

^H^H^H^H ...

Links

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Drew's Cookie Jar - psst. want a forum upgrade

Geoff May

Loverly and thanks :-)

Was it intentional not to allow underline, superscript and subscript?

Those are about the only ones (particularly superscript) that I would probably use.

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Geoff May

Re: Drew's Cookie Jar - psst. want a forum upgrade

<waves>

Does this mean that the default "Post" text that says "No HTML" would be replaced for the power users?

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Apple's Chinese labourers get 1.6 per cent of iPad loot - report

Geoff May

How does their salary compare ...

I'm curious to know how much the $8 buys in China and how their (monthly) salaries compare to other people employed in factories in the same area.

It's all very well for us superior Westerners pass judgement on how much lower the salaries are elsewhere in the world but, for all we know, $8 in this area might buy you 80 loaves of bread, 8 diseases of your choice from the local hooker community and still leave money left over for that nice little retirement home ...

Or it might buy you 1 cigarette and a begging bowl.

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Google and Facebook remove 'offensive' content from Indian sites

Geoff May

"If there are complaints, the company has just 36 hours to remove the offending material"

So ... if I raise a complaint about the Indian Government web site, does that mean they have to shut down?

Who needs DDoS with that sort of power ...

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New forum Wishlist

Geoff May

Reason for down (or up) voting

I've seen quite a few posts that were down voted but I never managed to work out why. Would it be possible to allow for down (and up) voting to have an optional comment so that the person being down (or up) voted can get some idea why?

It might be better to have that optional comment visible only to the person being down (or up) voted.

Of course, the last point wouldn't help me work out why the post is down voted but it might help the down voted person change his/her ways ...

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Welcome to the latest forum features

Geoff May

Hmmm ...

I was getting that around the same time but I was too cowardly to approve my own posts.

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HP, RIM, ARM among thousands in ICANN dot-brand ban

Geoff May

@Rob

Wouldn't you be better off applying for .isaknobhead?

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Formula 1 revs engines through Virgin Media

Geoff May

"die-hard fans of the sport will no doubt stump up the cash regardless"

I've been watching F1 since 1979 and you are completely and utterly wrong with regards to this statement. I will not be forking money over for a Sky package.

I will be sorting out the satellite disk that is on my house (mounted by previous owners) and using the German F1 coverage to watch the race. Seeing as I speak German at home, I have no need to find any English coverage although I'm not happy about having to watch RTL's adverts :-(

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LOHAN: Reader vacuum pump plans really suck

Geoff May

0x57686174207469746C653F

With LOHAN, one is never sure whether it is sucking or blowing ... or, in this case, pulling or pushing.

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