* Posts by joshimitsu

71 posts • joined 26 Jun 2008

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TXT message leaves Corvette wrecked

joshimitsu

Insurance black boxen

This really puts me off accepting telematics "black box" insurance deals.

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Introducing the Asus VivoMini UN42 – a pint-sized PC, literally

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Re: Footprint

Most of that will be the update and rollback files which are easily cleaned up.

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Want to download free AV software? Don't have a Muslim name

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Username sharing gets around this

Like on Bugmenot

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Buffoon in 999 call: 'Cat ate my bacon and I want to press charges'

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Re: Seeking Contestants To Join In The Fun!

to encourage an Internet naming and shaming fest, along with all the cyberbullying that goes with it. Since The Internet At Large can manage it for something so random as wearing the wrong type of outfit to an event, or misplaced accusation and resultant cyberpitchfork wielding prosecution of a crime.

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Megaphone

Re: Too polite

it's a Very British Response to a ridiculous request.

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Unlock and start General Motors cars with a $100 box of tricks – hacker

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Coat

Re: seriously, we take your security

That would be "hysterical" list.

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Devil

Re: How many bloody times?

Comes in useful for 8-12 seat private hire minibuses, also camper vans etc. But still. This only needs to be a hotspot with maybe access to the ICE. Really dumb to have the car's control systems accessible over the Internet.

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The Register's resident space boffin: All you need to know about the Pluto mission

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Then they would have called it "Karen" instead.

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Oh, shoppin’ HELL: I’m in the supermarket of the DAMNED

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Re: Online buying is sometimes not much better...

You can browse, but you have to log in to start adding to a basket.

Since you need to designate a store to fulfill the order and the system needs to check that the store has stock of the items, ready for someone to pick and pack your items.

- Disclaimer: I visit local small businesses or Express stores for ad hoc purchases, and me and the little 'uns make a trip of it to drive to a superstore for big shops, because it works out cheaper.

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Want to go green like Apple, but don't have billions in the bank?

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What about heat reuse

Can't the heat be used power a small steam turbine generator instead of venting it all out?

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joshimitsu

With some exceptions

We get some power from tidal: powered by lunar gravity, and some geothermal: powered by Earth's hot core.

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Virgin Media spanked by ad watchdog over 'in your neighbourhood' fibs

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I send their crap back into the system

Whenever I get an anonymous letter with the stamp "Delivered By Royal Mail" I drop it in the nearest post box. Maybe if the whole nation were at it we'd waste enough of the sender's money that they stop that approach.

Similar tactics are used with estate agents who keep asking if I want to sell my house.

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Japan's unwanted IT workers dumped in 'forcing-out rooms'

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i was in a go-nowhere room for a while.

Used the time to do pet projects, self learning, and ultimately prepare and deploy a CV with new achievements to embellish it.

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Console accessories

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Meh

Lugging around a computer system in a case?

That's very 80's.

Nowt wrong with a gaming laptop / tablet for gaming on the go when a handheld / smartphone isn't enough

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Russian probe engines crap out on way to Mars

joshimitsu
Meh

It grunted its last

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Production electric motorcycle breaks 100 mile range

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Thumb Up

Perfect for a commuter with a garage

6 hours charge time, or buy the fast charger packs to speed it up to 1.8 hours.

My CG125 costs about £5 a week on petrol, this should be about £0.20 a week on electricity.

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NASA tells Voyager 2 to save its strength

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Boffin

with that kind of ping response

No chance of hosting a Crysis tournament.

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Japan develops powered armour suit for nuke workers

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Terminator

first to mention

both the robo lifter in Aliens and Cyberdyne System in Terminator 2.

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RIM is now worth less than its assets

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Headmaster

Dear AC 11:58

Nice try, but you still need to sit down and "listen" to a spelling "lesson".

You only get off the hook if you dictated your post using Siri.

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Kids! You get back in front of that Xbox right now

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maybe for strategy games

I doubt there's much creativity required to complete an on-the-rails FPS.

Something like Monkey Island thought, requires such out of the box thinking I just thought "wtf" on reading the strategy guide lol

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Crime-fighting Seattle superhero unmasked, fired

joshimitsu

if he really wants to fight crime

don't they have a volunteer police / community patrol scheme there?

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Dixons knocks £200 off laptops before Xmas...

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Devil

might as well be really smart about it

and restrict the voucher to new laptops and desktops only

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Record flight is step toward HYPERSONIC SPACE AIRSHIP

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Stop

Big use of helium

Aren't we running out of the stuff?

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Job-seeking university bods panic over incriminating online info

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FAIL

privacy settings

gotta check em more often than your wall.

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Larry Ellison takes a bath on San Fran mansion

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yes I was imagining a 22k gold tub with diamond set facets and a special version of the Top Gear V8 blender to power the whirlpool

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Asian countries dominate global spam deluge

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Sounds about right

I get more spam from Pakistan than anywhere else. Even when I opt out, they opt me back in.

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Sony Tablet S

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Go

Would be great if it could double up as a game controller for the PS3.

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Linehan turns IT Crowd off but NOT on again

joshimitsu

End it on a high

The last series did have some great moments (my favourite was Moss giving evidence in court)

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MC Hammer getting into search business

joshimitsu

dressed down?

i.e. no hammerpants

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Man 'drinks 2 pizzas' before skidding off road

joshimitsu

I too overcomplified how I saw it -

and assumed he had no teeth and had blended his pizza into a superthick soup

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Ten... Freeview HD recorders

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Decisions?

There's only 3-4 FreeSat HD recorders on the market, and Humax haven't released a new once since 2009

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iPhone 4S pay-monthly tariffs compared

joshimitsu
Boffin

invest 10 minutes sticking it all in a spreadsheet

it's easier to compare the TCO across 2 years comparing the different tariffs, contract lengths and companies.

I'm getting o2 simplicity because I get a discount on o2 broadband which is nearly as good as Be.

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Apple cofounder Steve Jobs is dead at 56

joshimitsu

It's not easy trying to survive cancer

respect to him for fighting on and staying on at work - I would have retired on the first medical leave.

Anyone seen the film "Pirates of Silicon Valley"? It was a funny look at the early days of Microsoft and Apple.

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Ancient auto: still running, up for sale

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Stop

it'll probably crash when you try to download Battlefield 3 off it.

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Painters wrap Forth Bridge job after 121 years

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Alert

Endless Loop

Like keeping a games PC up to date.

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Sweden rolls out invisible infrared tank

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Childcatcher

so if if is covered in adjustable temperature panels...

they would be called hexels?

Or...

Heat Emission Repressive/Productive Evasion System.

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Teen tags disintegrating comet

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"work experience win!"

lol, too right. Good highlight to stick on her CV if she's headed for a scientific career.

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UK will obey barmy Euro unisex-insurance rules from 2013

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Reverse Equality

So they'll just bump up the female driver's premiums to match the men, plus another 10% for good measure.

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Hackers pierce network with jerry-rigged mouse

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Devil

Still relies on tricking the user...

... into plugging in a new mouse that had been received without asking for one ...

... although it is a very sly trick and likely to fool many.

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Entire London 2012 Olympics' cultural events database held on Excel

joshimitsu
Meh

meh bleh

Maybe the Excel spreadsheet will be the data entry / reporting tool, with the real data being held on a proper system.

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3D printer produces working house keys

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Alert

Did somebody say secure...

and database in the same sentence???!!!

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Airborne killer robot destroys Libyan anti-aircraft missile

joshimitsu
Grenade

So rather than waste the missile

let it get destroyed?

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Beeb say sorry for Stephen Fry A-bomb quip

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WTF?

delicate sensibilities?

For a nation that brings us game shows where people get humiliated, and some seriously freaky "adult entertainment".

LOL

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Groupon to raise $950m in massive funding round

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Coat

@AC 11:48

I was a Groupon skeptic, until I tried it out. It's true, most of the deals are for spas and restaurants, but sometimes stuff comes up that you never would have considered.

That was part of the appeal, it gets you into trying stuff out.

I'm off to book my skydiving lesson!

Big flappy overcoat needed in case the chute fails...

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DARPA, NASA team on '100-Year Starship' project

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Welcome

mind blowingly expensive meeting

In order to avoid being tied to market rate fluctuations and the withdrawal/introduction of currencies, the cost of this meeting must be measured in "number of biscuits consumed".

Thanks to Jeremy Clarkson for laying the foundations of such an important measurement unit.

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UK border police seize £500k from Nigerians' hand luggage

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Coat

So they ran into difficulties with the airport authorities

And now need the minor sum of (£750) "SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY POUNDS UK STERLING" to make bail..

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Angry Birds addicts crash GetJar site

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Happy

Works on the HTC Hero.

Only stutters abit on the bigger levels.

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TV numbers sink as iOS usage rises

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@ 0laf

I tried watching that - it was so dumbed down it gave me a headache and I ended up watching Familiy Guy instead.

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Spuds for laptop fraudsters strike in Huntingdon

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WTF?

They must have been REALLY high end models

Like a Macbook Pro perhaps, or a Dell Precision.

But people that stupid don't need such powerful hardware since they'll mostly use it for Facebook,

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