* Posts by Efros

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Ultimate bacon sarnie scrap starts to sizzle

Efros
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Has to be

Bacon, heavily smoked Ayrshire back bacon, an abundance of it served in the maw of a heavily buttered Glasgow roll. These are the chewy baked goods only available from corner shops in and around Glasgow, well fired takes you to charcoal and cinders on the topside with chewy goodness underneath. Sauce should be of the HP variety and of course is best when also served with a fried egg and/or indeed a tattie scone on top, although this may offend the purists it does help the carb and protein intake so vital when combating the effects of 200 fl oz of Belhaven 90/- the night before.

I think we need a bacon buttie icon.

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Why I've got a sync'ing feeling about Amazon's new Kindle Fire

Efros

Re: @ LDS

you can transfer all the epubs you like but there is no native support for them on a Kindle, you would have to install something like Aldiko or use Calibre to convert the epub into a mobi.

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'Nutjob' serves half-baked Raspberry PI scam

Efros
Pint

I sometimes wish there were more people like you, or indeed myself in public facing roles. Would make customer service much more interesting.

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Cook's 'values' memo shows Apple has lost its soul

Efros

Re: Kudos to the author

Valuable, but only employ 50000 people in America.

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Re: unlicensed music illegally on iTunes?

http://bit.ly/PSD5BV

Rap so music moniker may be subject to argument.

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Efros

Re: A moralist predicts the future

Firewire was Apple's name for the IEEE 1394 interface, whilst Apple indeed contributed heavily to the development and patent pool the license for each item was set at $0.25. The reason USB 1.0 and 2.0 were successful despite IEEE 1394's greater performance was that the hardware for IEEE 1394 was significantly more expensive, in a tight margin market this will kill or severely limit the implementation of a product.

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Neil Armstrong dies aged 82

Efros

I wonder

How many of my generation (50ish) were influenced by this man and his contemporaries. I remember getting up in the middle of the night to watch the lunar landings in July of 1969, I also know that society at that time was probably more pro science that at any time before or since. It certainly affected my choice of subjects at school and my chosen academic path and ultimately profession. He will be sadly missed, a brave, modest and intelligent man, qualities that are rare let alone to be found in one individual. When asked about his relative lack of exercise when compared to his fellow astronauts Neil Armstrong said, "I believe God gave us all a limited number of heart beats,and I will be damned if I use mine up running up and down the street."

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Jury awards Apple $1bn damages in Samsung patent case

Efros

Should have been

$5 Billion awarded to both, banning of all infringing hardware from both manufacturers and a kick in the bollocks for both sets of lawyers.

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South Korea bans Apple's AND Samsung's ageing phones, tabs

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Sounds as if

The Judge knows his Shakespeare: "A plague o' both your houses!"

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Teflon slips smoothly over LOHAN's mighty rod

Efros

Should have read

TEFLON SLIPS SMOOTHLY OVER LOHAN'S MIGHTY LUBED ROD

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Citi rubbishes Nasdaq compensation offer for Facebook IPOcalypse

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Somewhat ironic

citigroup whining about a single fuck up, considering they were a major TARP beneficiary, a result of years of fuck ups!

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Barnes & Noble Nooks bound for Blighty

Efros

Re: The problem isn't...

Nook app in Android, and iOS as well as a browser reader. All of which will allow sideloading of epubs.

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British boffin builds cool maser after argument with wife

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Behind every great man's acheivements

There's an argument with her inside.

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Windows 8: Microsoft's tablet-desktop still painful to swallow

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Finding it Clean

Not a great user of the start button or the associated menu, I was always a quick launch toolbar sort of person. TBH this windows incarnation has just given me more room on my taskbar to accommodate even more icons in my QL. Personally not a fan of pinning, takes up too much room. Everything installed without a hitch, I only had to replace the windows sound driver as the sound levels were too low. After a few minor WTFs I've now settled down to realising that it's actually not bad and probably within the week will take the plunge and stick it on the SSD laptop.

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First tranche of Windows 8 released via MSDN and TechNet

Efros

Working now

but very slow. Would seem to me that they really need to embrace torrenting when this sort of release happens.

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Efros

Technet site

Buckling I think, getting errors on request for license keys and for downloads.

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BBC gives itself a gold in 700Gbit-a-second Olympic vid sprint

Efros

Re: US viewer here. Please, can I pay the license fee?

If the BBC can ever get cross national licensing sorted out they'd make a fortune in other countries, I currently pay about a third of the TV license every month for shit channels that have 16 minutes of commercials for every hour broadcast.

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Efros

Re: Too right

VPN is old hat there's easier stuff around, check out SmartDNS

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Efros
Happy

Re: First Class mail

Depends on the size of budgie one is smuggling I would presume!

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Efros

First Class mail

£57,575,003.3 if shifted in one large parcel. Or £987,000,000 not including packing for individual letters.

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Efros

NBC Olympic coverage

Sucked the big one.

Cut out a large chunk of the opening ceremony which was tape delayed, including the tribute to the victims of terrorism, to talk to Michael Phelps. They even bleeped out Eric in the closing ceremony, 'Lif'e's a piece of BLEEP, when you look at it."

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Saudi royals seek ban on .virgin, .sex, .catholic, .wtf and 159 MORE

Efros

Re: This from...

Imaginary friends who cannot ever be portrayed in any image whatsoever, ever!

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NASA's $2.5bn Curiosity rover: An Apple PowerBook on wheels

Efros
WTF?

Cough...

The PowerPC was not an Apple product, made by Motorola or IBM. Apple chose to use it.

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Black helicopters circle Street View car crash

Efros

Re: registration plate

IN that case it is genuine and appears to have been registered in Himachal Pradesh.

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Efros

registration plate

Not quite right there is a digit missing.

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Console content can cause crime, claims cop

Efros

3 Words

What a Twat

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Beeb stuffs $21tn into Olympic-sized swimming pools

Efros
Pint

IP infringed?

Are you guys going to sue?

Are you offering FRAND.

Does this have any prior art you should be feart of?

How many beers will the settlement equate to?

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Google taking orders for Kansas City gigabit fiber network

Efros

Wish I was in

Kansas.

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What happens when Facebook follows MySpace?

Efros

Purely anecdotal

I was editing my friends list on the Book of Face and found that of the 200 or so accounts about 15 had been deactivated, 7.5% gone. I wonder if it's a growing trend.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

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Meh

My 18 month old Viewsonic g-tablet scores 6426 in AnTuTu, and it cost $249 then. Can be had on ebay for about $150.

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Christians get God-optimized 'Edifi' Android fondleslab

Efros
Joke

I wonder

Is rooting a mortal sin?

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Post-pub nosh deathmatch: Haggis pakora v huevos rancheros

Efros

Here in the USA

We are haggis free apart from the tinned variety. There is an import ban on meats containing offal from the UK due to CJD/BSE (complete nonsense). Some locals have claimed to produce the wonderful stuff but unfortunately they don't compare to a decent MacSweens or indeed a Halls for that matter.

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Door creaks and girl farts: computing in the real world

Efros

3 year old laptop

Has an IR interface used zero times, had a dvd rw until about six months ago at which point I pulled it and replaced it with a second HD bay, prior to this it had been used twice in 2.5 years. Apple MacBook I have has a "superdrive" which hasn't been used at all in its 3 year lifetime, but then the MacBook hasn't been used much either.

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UK regulators eye up Facebook's $1bn Instagram bid

Efros

Personally

as a user I don't understand the attraction for Instagram, I tried the android version for about 5 minutes decided I could use the memory space for something more worthwhile (noughts and crosses springs to mind) deleted it. Doesn't do anything special as far as I can see.

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Can't watch Flash vids in Firefox? It's not just you

Efros

Re: Alternative approach.

Glad to see the joke alert there. I don't think I've used FireFerret in over a year, too slow, annoying interface etc.

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Stephen Fry's Pushnote goes titsup

Efros

Julie Burchill

People, glass houses, and casting stones springs to mind a far as that harridan is concerned.

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I need to multitask, but Windows 8's Metro won't let me

Efros

Multitasking = doing more than one thing with less than 100% of your ability.

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Google warns against ISPs hard on web filth

Efros

Re: she was "appalled" by what she found there

You sure it didn't return Daily Mail?

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Report: SAP exec charged with $1,000 LEGO bar-code caper

Efros

Nope

Probably Santorums.

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Met bobbies get CSI kit to probe perps' mobes

Efros
Unhappy

guilty or not

The plod will keep any information gleaned. You will have to go through the same convoluted procedure to ensure its destruction that currently you have to go through to get your DNA removed from their DBs.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/aug/07/dna-database-police-advice

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Pre-Pet Commodore micro up for grabs on eBay

Efros

Re: I remember a review ..

AIM 65, cut my assembler teeth on that thing, thermal printer and 16 segment LED.

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Yahoo! chief! says! sorry! for! CV! snafu!

Efros

Apply the same rules

If this had been a worker drone, how long would they have been given to produce the claimed certification before they were fired.

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Investors circle Barnes & Noble as it plans Nook spin-off

Efros

Re: Nook color

Did that on day of purchase, dual booting since then.

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Nook color

is a fine little tablet, but to really take on the iPad they need a 10" version. If they can do that at the right price point then the world will be their oyster, when I say right price point I don't mean matching I mean undercutting significantly.

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GCSE, A-level science exams ARE dumbed down - watchdog

Efros

Multiple Choice Qs are not

Necessarily easy. Exam questions need to be very carefully written and the answers in a multi-choice section need just as much attention. A-E should always be the option -0.5 points for a wrong answer liberal use of multi stage questions involving interpretation of diagrams/tables can make these sort of Exams more challenging than the traditional written exam.

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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS strikes Hyper-V first with Microsoft

Efros
Unhappy

Installed it last night

After fighting with it to install wifi drivers, and then fighting with it to browse my network I fought with it to stop crashing firefox. After 3 hours of this crap I threw in the towel, Not my happiest Ubu experience by a long chalk.

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Google Drive Issues on Mac

Efros
Devil

Google and Apple

Hope you're supping with a very long spoon!

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Apple, Google and Intel to face angry ex-IT workers in court

Efros
WTF?

No Microsoft

Hmm they really are pariahs!

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Berners-Lee: Net snoop law tosses human rights into the shredder

Efros

Re: alternatively

Completely agree, the point of terrorism is to terrorise your victims into modifying their behaviour either to their discomfort or to satisfy your terrorist goals. If you ignore the terrorists, in terms of everyday life by not modifying your behaviour then they cannot achieve their goals. The whole war on terror is a wet dream of the corporations.

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