* Posts by Ted Treen

1731 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007

Boffins hack evolution, create SUPERSOLDIER ANTS

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Boffin

?????

"... 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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Trollface

Wot?

Afghani marriage ceremonies???

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Raving Iranian TV accuses Ofcom of Sky ban

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Happy

@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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Megaphone

84.85%

believe my figure's right...

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Trollface

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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Pint

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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Alert

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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Happy

No.

Only you.

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

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Trollface

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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Alien

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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Facepalm

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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Coat

That's right...

...pile on the agony...

Coat & taxi, please

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Big Brother

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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Trollface

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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Trollface

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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FAIL

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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Pint

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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Flame

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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Flame

We?

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

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Stop

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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Flame

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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Title

Bascule for moderator/journalist at El Reg/PM?

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

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Flame

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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Mushroom

@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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Flame

...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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FAIL

@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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FAIL

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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Woman nabbed for 'senseless' stiletto ATM attack

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Coat

Obviously a simple sole, down on her uppers who now feels a bit of a heel.

I suppose she could stand for election - and it would be a shoe-in...

Coat & Taxi please...

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Apple's Tim Cook gets one million reasons to stay on as CEO

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Well said...

Couldn't agree more, JDX. I've long realised I could never be a Jobs, Gates or Buffet.

Long before I was worth a billion, I would have thought "Sod this for a game of soldiers - I have enough to not have to come to work any more..."

It would be nice to have a few millions to give away though - but to real deserving causes, not just todays PC favourite.

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Pint

Market Forces (to coin a phrase)

Anything sold is worth what someone else is prepared to pay for it.

Any other value is speculation/wishful thinking or whatever.

Beer? - well, it IS Saturday...

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After Jobs: Apple and the Cult of Disruption

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Happy

@Matt

Matt,

Succinctly eloquent, as ever. Mind if I copy that out to use at work? :-)

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@Mage

Course you can - now.

If there'd never been an Apple, and only a Microsoft, we'd probably still be looking at 16 colours, 1MB RAM max and a command-line interface.

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Matt...

...you gotta be in Marketing - or at least work with Marketing - just to have heard some of those phrases...

Either that, or you're closely related to/a fan of Scott Adams.

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Explaining the Chocolate Factory's Patent Panic

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Well...

It's not as bad as that in the UK:- US patent law is definitely akin to something conceived by Monty Python. The trouble is, its application has affected the mindset of companies all over the world.

That is an ever-growing problem:- that, and US patent attorneys, who have all the rapacity of the Mongol hordes - and their personal morality is at about the same standard

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App developer slurped kids' data without consent

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Pint

Or contrariwise...

...maybe adult 'Merkins are akin to 13yr olds...

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Will the looters 'loose' their benefits?

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Go

Not so, IIRC

"The rioters would then have to declare themselves homeless to the local council which would then be obliged to re-house them."

If they're deemed to have intentionally made themselves homeless by their actions, said local council is relieved of its obligation(s), IIRC.

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Head fed cyberspook resigns abruptly

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Pint

Jaw drops in amazement...

I'm the wrong side of 60, and didn't realise anyone of fewer summers would recall "Spy vs Spy" - ...

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Ghost of 'ACS:Law' threatens alleged Greek filesharers

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Coffee/keyboard

Please...

...don't post comments like this at lunchtime.

Have you any idea how long it takes to clean tuna mayo off your screen & its environs?

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OS X Lion roars, coughs on appearance in App Store

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FAIL

and so said

the driver of the Morris Minor powered home-made kit car to the Aston Martin driver...

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