* Posts by Peter Thompson

16 posts • joined 27 Aug 2008

UK competition authority probes Amazon

Peter Thompson
Big Brother

There are alternatives

There's always www.abebooks.co.uk .

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HP workers eye walkout over engineer jobs dispute

Peter Thompson

What's "action short of strike action"?

What's "action short of strike action"? Loud and sustained tutting?

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'Overweight' people live longer than those of 'ideal' weight

Peter Thompson

I'm not overweight...

I am underheight.

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DARPA wants 'clandestine' 3D building-interior mapping kit

Peter Thompson

It's been done.

I'm fairly sure Robocop had one.

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Amazon to shutter distribution center trio

Peter Thompson

'Shutttering'??

What's wrong with 'closing' ffs? 'Shuttering' is meaningless.

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Scotland Today in news nipslip outrage

Peter Thompson

Er, I don't think so.

Looks more like a button on her blouse.

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Third-gen Apple iPhone in development?

Peter Thompson
Dead Vulture

Dear oh dear

Blimey. Did El Reg get suddenly taken over by Ars Technica?

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Israelis offer radical new rat-based urban renewal scheme

Peter Thompson

Trial run

The Israelis are currently testing the new idea on Gaza. By the time they've finished there will only be rats left.

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Hacktivist tool targets Hamas

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Well it ain't working

Both sites mentioned are accessible.

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XML daddy eyes code riding storage metal

Peter Thompson

Nice headline

I had three goes at parsing it then gave up.

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Jezza Clarkson cops flak for 'truckers murder strumpets' gag

Peter Thompson

Peter Sutcliffe...

...was the original truck-driving prostitute slayer. Anyway, Viz made this joke about fifteen years ago.

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Boffin brews up 'Jurassic Park' beer

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Other uses

I can't wait for Jurassic Thrush.

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Police drop BT-Phorm probe

Peter Thompson
IT Angle

Err

Shouldn't the CPS be making this kind of decision? I find it bizarre that the Police spent months and millions investigating the non-existent Cash-for-honours affair where it was never clear that any crime had been committed or that there were any victims, yet drops this one as soon as hits their desk.

I don't suspect a conspiracy here; I suspect a load of mouth-breathing detectives thought "oooh computers and networks that's really difficult, let's not bother."

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Cambridge tech boss rips gov over innovation cash

Peter Thompson

Too much high table port

Why doesn't Wally Herriott ask St Johns for a few million? They wouldn't miss it. Alternatively, pop next door to Trinity because they've got more cash than they know what to do with.

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Academic wants to 'free up' English spelling

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New definition

"Emeritus Professor" = "senile twat".

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Apple slapped for dodgy ads

Peter Thompson

Yes but...

..that inability to run Flash or Java isn't really a technical limitation per se. Someone high up in the Apple tree decided that those technologies were not going to be available.

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