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* Posts by Ted Treen

1694 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007

Study links dimwits to conservative ideology

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...and Socialists

are " wunnerful people" - until they run out of other people's money.

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and here in the UK...

...the lefties in the Labour Party and in Auntie Beeb have long since taken to applying the epithet "progressive" to left-wing ideas.

The subtle assumption/implication being that only left-wing ideas are an advancement, and I'm rather surprised to see how many Reg commenters appear to swallow this rather frightening form of manipulative Newspeak.

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Zuckerberg's 2012 personal income tax bill: $1.5 billion

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Especially U2, with sanctimonious St. Bono preaching "Give, give, give" to the rest of us, but hiding his own mazoolah overseas to minimise taxes...

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Apple: Yes there are horrendous accidents, but we CARE

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Thanks Kyle...

I knew our politicians/civil servants/rulemakers were dumb, but I didn't realise just how dumb they were...

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Judges probe minister's role in McKinnon extradition saga

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Why...

call yourself "Mad Mike"?

One of the most rational comments I've ever read.

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@Symon

Is that why the US has steadfastly failed to return murderers for the last 30 or 40 years?

Claiming that despite scores of dead and maimed innocent men, women and children, these perps were "noble freedom fighters struggling heroically against an evil occupying power".

I refer of course, to the numerous provos who've decamped to the Home of the Brave, safe in the knowledge that their Beaks are in thrall to the misty-eyed Sons of Erin - or at least those whose great-great-great grandpappy was...

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OK Michelle,

I'll call you "Correct", "Asute", and other similar terms.

As to what's wrong with this country? Answer - politicians!

Third or fourth rate individuals with monstrous egos but little comprehension of reality. They're pretty much the same the whole world over.

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Apple tops estimates with earnings leap of 118 per cent

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And these anal-ysts...

...get a huge multiple of my earnings for being wrong. Repeatedly.

Guess I shouldn't have paid attention at school...

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UK student faces extradition to US after piracy case ruling

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@Local Group

"Defamation of a District Judge is not jaywalking."

If you have to rely on a law which criminalises comment that you're a dickhead, then you truly are a dickhead.

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@Will Godfrey

"I wonder if we are witnessing the start of the next collapse."

We can but hope.

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@ Moiety

You reckon you can find a member of the UK Judiciary who is not barkingly insane?

Needles, haystacks and The Holy Grail spring to mind...

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iPad SURVIVES FALL FROM SPACE

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I would have commented...

...but I've been shattered by the terminal verbosity...

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Ford unwraps '2013 Mondeo'

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Probably...

...shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but it's one damned-nice looking car.

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Boffins hack evolution, create SUPERSOLDIER ANTS

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?????

"... finding a way to activate the processes that would cause the much larger and more aggressive aurochs to develop..."

Why, FFS?

Just because we can is NOT a valid reason.

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US deploys 1.8 gigapixel helicopter surveillance drones to Afghanistan

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Wot?

Afghani marriage ceremonies???

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Raving Iranian TV accuses Ofcom of Sky ban

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@JohnG

At least they provide a little comic relief.

However, if Ahmadinnerjacket & co. attempt to close the Straits of Hormuz, then apart from a very peeved Uncle Sam, they will find that the rest of the Gulf States will be somewhat miffed as well - to such an extent that they won't hinder the US of A in "re-opening" said straits, and possibly administering a spanking, too.

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Lumia sales fail to set world alight

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84.85%

believe my figure's right...

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I still believe...

...that 98.79% of statistics are made up on the spot...

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Facebook shoves your face into creepy 'sponsored stories' in 2012

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Why...

...such a load of heated bile?

If you're prepared to put up with this - go on Facebook.

If you're not, or have any other reason to avoid it e.g. you're still continually baffled regarding the attraction of social networking sites, then don't go on Facebook.

I can't see the attraction - but then I AM over 60 - and I refuse to sign up before I can follow anyone else's urge to view their Facebook offering.

I am therefore, a Facebook-free zone. I'm not smug or superior about it: I accept that others might have a different view and might find it valuable and enjoyable. Just because the reasons escape me is no cause for me to be vitriolic about others.

Live & let live - and respect others' right to think differently.

Beer? - why not? it IS the last day before returning to work.

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Smut baron buy-up of Vatican.xxx rumour exploded

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This is a family site...

We'll have nun of that here, thank you.

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Cops arrest cop in alleged corrupt cop-bung probe

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No.

Only you.

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Apple's Galaxy Tab ban was best advertising ever - Samsung

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Come on, Craig...

That's a quote from a PR munchkin. How do you expect it to have any meaning?

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Steve Jobs' last design: New Apple HQ pics

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Ye Gods!

Has there ever been such an opinionated piece, with emotive descriptive language purporting to be an unbiased factual report?

You could be either a graduate of the Dr Goebbels school of reporting, or - and I hesitate to accuse anyone of this - a moonlighting BBC news reporter

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Apple stores getting close to overload

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Attitude...

Referring to retail staff as "sales droids" shows a certain arrogance and disdain for retail staff. Perhaps that attitude is instrumental in determining how you're treated by the retail staff.

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Read it fully...

The article concerns Applestores - Apple's own retail stores.

It does NOT relate to resellers.

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BUSTED! Secret app on millions of phones logs key taps

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That's right...

...pile on the agony...

Coat & taxi, please

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Well,

IMHO we have far more to fear from the state than from private companies.

Private companies - even at their worst - are just after money.

The State, however,.....

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Cruel new punishment for hackers: Twitter, Facebook bans

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@Jimmy

Brings to mind an old phrase regarding pigs and flying...

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Anonymous: 'We hacked cybercop's email'

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And in a US clink...

it'll be their ass that gets bored...

Well & truly.

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Huge mob swarms phone launch – but it's a BLACKBERRY

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@Heyrick

About $270.00

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Men busted 'for touting Facebook and Twitter shares'

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I STILL reckon...

...it's hard to con a truly honest man.

Any honest person would realise that these offered mega-returns are either illegal or illusory.

If your greed overrides your common sense, don't come crying to the rest of us.

Go work for a bank - you'll fit in & excel...

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Clegg orders fresh review of UK extradition treaty

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Does anyone remember...

...when brain-dead murdering arseholes who had indiscriminately murdered and maimed innocents, women and many children, decamped to the Home of the Brave, and their judiciary, in thrall to the misty-eyed Sons of Erin, declared that these perps were noble freedom fighters, engaged in a valiant struggle against the fascist British occupiers/aggressors?

Nary a one was returned.

American justice is an oxymoron.

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Too rude for the road: DVLA hot list of banned numberplates

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GSOH

Years ago, I saw can old MKII Granada (low on its wheels) being driven around Brum by a very rotund gentleman; the vehicle sporting FAT 61T...

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iOS upgrade swells iPhone battery-suckage grief

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Plonker

That's all I used it for on that particular 12hr period.

If you made one small trip in your car over a 12hr period & I slated you for buying it would you consider that criticism valid?

More knee-jerk crap from the "We must slate Apple & all their users" brigade.

Some people hold different views to yours - live with it and (try to) stop being such a knob!

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@AC 17:12

Some people live in the real world - I'd recommend it to you...

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Same here...

12 hours since switch-on, 4 or 5 calls, a few texts and maybe half-an-hour eradicating "Stupid Zombies", and my iPhone 4 shows 86%.

I'm content with that.

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Apple slips, moneymen pounce

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We?

Some of us have always had the healthiest of contempt for the bar stewards...

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Idiots?

That has to be the understatement of the year.

Anyhow, I fully and confidently predict that Financial Analysts will exceed my expectations in making utter plunkers of themselves some 80% of the times they open their mouths.

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Apple cofounder Steve Jobs is dead at 56

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Big-nosed?

Possibly.

But small-minded.

Very small minded,

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@PsychoMonkey

"...Anyway, have a nice day on your high horse..."

And you are where, exactly?

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iPhone 5 a no-show at Apple's 'Let's talk iPhone' event

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Good article

Factual, no slant put on by journalist; that's more like it!

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Ten reasons why you shouldn't buy an iPhone 5

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WTF?

Before I rate this comment...

...would it be possible to provide an English translation?

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One assumes..

...that your technical abilities/comprehension/discernment, although obviously overwhelming, do not extend to the use/understanding of the "Shift' key

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Bascule for moderator/journalist at El Reg/PM?

Haven't read such a sensible comment for ages...

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Just as

people who want to show their über-cool credentials by slating Apple, Apple products and Apple product users care even less about (and are probably strangers to) logic and reason.

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@Big_Boomer

"...see above invective..." said Big_Boomer, whose achievements and incisive perception in the world of IT have made him as wealthy and respected as Steve Jobs, as well-known as Bill Gates, and as acclaimed as Jonny Ives.

In the immortal words of Mr. Bugs Bunny, "What a maroon!"

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Well said, Jez!

I'm no great Android fan - I LIKE iOS: but that doesn't mean I consider anyone who prefers Android is less intelligent, or that their viewpoint is less valuable than mine.

I echo "Each to their own." - or, as they say in France, "One man's fish is another man's poisson."

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...but one over-riding reason why you should buy an iPhone 5

Lewis Page rants against it...

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New iPhone offered for sale via unauthorised outlets

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@tmTM:- One assumes it takes one to know one...

"...I know apple fanbois are amound the stupidest of creatures and will happily sell their grandmother for the next iPhone..."

But for the really, REALLY stupidest of creatures look no further than those who decide that using any, or some of Apple's products make you a "fanboi" and that their own take on the whole of technology is so mind-blowingly perceptive, that anyone who ventures to differ in the slightest way is to be treated to execrable invective (usually spittle-flecked).

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'Boss from hell' knuckle-rapped for 'firing contests'

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Steve Jobs hasn't - to the best of my knowledge - performed monkey-boy dances, or hurled furniture around his office.

Don't try to squeeze your irrational prejudice into a case where it doesn't fit...

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