* Posts by Efros

1194 posts • joined 26 Sep 2008

How to get 10Gbit/s home broadband in the US: Step 1. Move to Chattanooga, TN

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Moon Pies

What you think Wagon Wheels were like 30 years ago, with an extra layer.

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Wheels come off parents' plan to dub sprog 'Mini Cooper'

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The King

Kid at the training centre I worked at in Scotland was christened Elvis, he was fortunate in one respect, he had a very high forehead which meant he was dubbed Tefal by his contemporaries and escaped any jibing about his name. Clip of Tefal ad for those too young to remember.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsNwtBv3PI0

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Apple 1 goes on sale, expected to fetch £300,000 to £500,000

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Joke

Typical Apple, inflated price for less than average hardware.

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Virtualisation blog 'of interest to Interpol'

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You pay peanuts and you get dumb fucks...

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Google's .bro file format changed to .br after gender bother

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Of course

WHen under that sort of BS pressure they should have renamed it .dik

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Itty-bitty pyttipanna

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Looks the biz

Carbs, meat, and eggs, exactly what's needed to combat the post pub hunger.

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PHONE me if you feel DIRTY: Yanks and 'Nadians wave bye-bye to magstripe

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Cards?

One of the predominant methods in these here parts is still the paper cheque (check), not sure as to its security, but I am sure that the USAians card/banking habits could probably do with a shake up. I've been here 14 years and I've never had my signature checked on any of my cards. Giving your credit/debit card to someone else for a purchase was fairly commonplace although now it seems that is sort of being limited to immediate family. I could call my bank and speak to a human who will transfer cash from one account to another, not necessarily a target account held by me, I saw my sister in law do this and was flabbergasted. As to the new C&P I have cards from two major banks and a couple of local banks and I've yet to see anything about it in my mail.

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How much do UK cops pay for Microsoft licences? £30 a head or £137? Both

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Hello

Left hand I'd like to introduce you to Right hand, you may be surprised by how much you have in common.

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Boffins: We know what KILLED the DINOS – and it wasn't just an asteroid

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There's also a proposed link to the Shiva crater off the west coast of India, the timing of which event seems to suggest it may have been a trigger for the Deccan Traps (brilliant name) to go boom much more aggressively.

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Are Samsung TVs doing a Volkswagen in energy tests? Koreans hit back

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Samsung Plasma here

Otherwise known as living room auxiliary heater.

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Behind the curve: How not to be a technology laggard

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How about neither

Not a first adopter (unless I'm particularly flush that month, first SSD was purchased 7 years ago) but quite happy with one step down tech. The constant angst I see some of my friends and colleagues going through over tech purchases is not for me, if I have the cash I get it otherwise I wait, usually I have to wait.

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Microsoft previews less buggy OneDrive for Business client

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Better in 10

I have noticed in the last month that I've been getting progressively fewer sync errors with Onedrive on my W10 machines to the point I haven't had one now for about 2 weeks. The multiple copies of documents with computer names incorporated into the filename also seem to have disappeared.

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Yahoo!: Who! cares! what! US! taxman! thinks!, we'll! spinoff! Alibaba! anyway!

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Pay yer effing taxes

Jesus!

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WATER SURPRISE: Liquid found on Mars, says NASA

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Re: Pure water can exist only between zero and 10 degrees centigrade???

Never mind tea, you can't cook potatoes on Everest, boiling point at the summit is about 70C, means most post pub neckfillers are screwed. Just as well there are no pubs there I suppose.

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SAUCY INCEST and brutal VIOLENCE boosts UK space sector

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Re: GOT can feck off

Thomas Covenant is probably the most annoying lead character in any book(s) I've ever read. I found myself totally unable to empathise with him in any way whatsoever, how I got through those tomes I don't know, they are also one of the few series that I have never felt even the slightest inclination to reread.

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If you got Netflix for Miss Marple, you're out of luck (and a bit odd)

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Dating myself somewhat...

On reading the headline immediately pictured Margaret Rutherford. God I'm old.

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Global productivity explodes as Facebook's service takes a dive

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Proud to say

I never even noticed.

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A krayshee sexy Dutch post-pub nosh neckfiller: Stamppot

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Don't peel the tatties, just wash em, then mash 'em skins and all.

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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I said siliCON dearie, siliCON... not CONE!

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Scotsman cools PC with IRN-BRU, dubs it the 'Aye Mac'

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Re: pronounced “Iron Brew”?

Aye mair like Eyerun Baroo.

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All in all, it's just another hit in the stalls: Roger Waters The Wall

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I still remember the

first playthrough after buying this when it was released in '79. Stunned, all I could do was go back to the record deck and put side 1 on again. Over the years, I've probably played this album more than any other of theirs, I'm going to have to see this.

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The ONE WEIRD TRICK which could END OBESITY

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Re: How big a portion do you need ?

I see this problem everyday in our school cafeteria, you have a 13 stone chap sitting next to a 8 stone chap/chappess with their school lunch, which has been 'scientifically' put together to contain the correct amount of nutrition and calories for who??? The 13 stoner sits and looks at the mouthful he has on his plate with a faint air of disappointment.

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Journos to be spared replacement by robots, BBC claims

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Teachers

Not likely, 1% chance of robotization, bugger I can't get a break.

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Curiosity Rover's OS has backdoor bug

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Given it's a vehicle

More a tailgate than a backdoor.

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Doctor Who returns to our screens next week – so, WHO is the worst Time Lord of them all?

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I'm definitely in the minority

I couldn't stand Jon Pertwee, the foppish clothes, the ridiculous car, and worst of all being stuck on Earth, 70s UK FFS I was living it I didn't need to see it on TV as a SF drama. Colin Baker was next worse and Tom Baker by far and away the best, with Troughton coming in second. Not keen on Capaldi, but I think a lot of that is to do with the irritating assistant. Next Doctor, Sanjeev Kohli as his Still Game character.

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You want to DISRUPT my TECH? How about I DISRUPT your FACE?

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TD at Coventry Cathedral

Completely changed my teenage musical tastes and purchases. Watched it on the TV and the following day bought Ricochet. Glad to see TD can mess up Dr Dre's eponymous cans.

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Sorry Samsung, Philips, LG, Technicolor: EU upholds €1.4bn cartel fine

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Re: Do these fines

I've often stated on these forums how a few sentences of penal servitude dished out to CEOs and CFOs of misbehaving corporations may have a beneficial effect on corporate behaviour. Unfortunately it always seems to be fines, perhaps the gummints concerned are too eager to get their hands on some cash rather than some justice.

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Do these fines

come anywhere near what the profits these companies made from their shenanigans? If they don't then the accountants will just do their bean counting and come to the conclusion that it's a risk worth taking.

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Drunk Japanese warrior cuffed after NINJA STRIKE on shop robot

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21st Century

Equivalent of 'Man Bites Dog".

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Voluminous Versailles vagina viciously violated – again

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I know what I like

and that ain't anything like something I like very much.

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No more jaw-jaw, as PRS sues SoundCloud over music streaming

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Would be more of a case

If the PRS was compensating all of its members,

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Muted HAMR blow from Seagate: damp squib drive coming in 2016

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He shortage

I wonder how much the predicted shortage of He will affect the price and availability of He filled drives. Admittedly the amounts involved on a per drive basis is very small but for the industry overall it must have some impact.

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What Ashley Madison did and did NOT delete if you paid $19 – and why it may cost it $5m+

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Chapter 11

I foresee a shuttering in the near future.

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Tens of thousands of Popcorn Time movie streamers menaced by anti-piracy fleet

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Adam Sandler

getting fined for that ain't worth it. Always a faint whiff (OK overwhelming stench) of shitness surrounding his work.

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Enjoy vaping while you still can, warns Public Health England

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Nonsensical Ban

Seems they are trying every excuse, health concerns, secondhand vaping concerns, gateway concerns, etc. etc. Anyone thinking of the children yet? None of which appear to hold any water. Seems that they should be looking at tax and duty and make this an income stream. The marijuana industry in the US I'm sure is looking hard at the technology and I wonder how long it will be before 'clean' THC enriched vaping materials start appearing here. As a former smoker I wish ecigs had been around when I quit, would have made things a lot less difficult and definitely less calorific, no smoking always results in weight gain. I can't go to my local club as they still allow smoking there (private clubs get to vote on this in this locale), not because I think I might restart but I just can't stand the smoky atmosphere, vaping would make that possible and a whole lot healthier for the staff who work there.

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You CAN'T jail online pirates for 10 years, legal eagles tell UK govt

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Custodial sentencing

Is expensive (about £65k a year) and the UK already is the leading turnkey in Western Europe (148 per 100k of population), we should be looking at alternative means by which the infringers can be punished. The market they are operating in needs also to be examined, if there is such a demand for pirate material then that would tend to suggest that the legitimate suppliers are not delivering the goods in terms of cost or timeliness.

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IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

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Microsoft VBA Error

IIRC

Reserved Error -8164 This error has no message.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+: 4K-positive fun for ... vloggers?!

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We're losing market what are we going to do?

I know launch more expensive phones!

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Cheers, Bill Gates. Who wouldn't want drinking water made from POO?

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Not too long ago

inhabitants of any large city would have been only too happy to have this. One of the reasons beer was a drunk by all was that compared to water it had minimal dangers.

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Two weeks of Windows 10: Just how is Microsoft doing?

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Not noticed anything untoward

Been running it on 3 desktops and 2 laptops, haven't seen anything to be alarmed about. No failed updates and systems seem to be pretty robust. On the downside I have one machine which resolutely refuses to upgrade, claims that the cpu is not supported, bollocks, and no trick or fudge seems to shift it. No big deal as my wife is probably happier on 7.

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Stop taking drug advice from Kim Kardashian on Twitter, sighs watchdog

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Re: Most shocking!

Presumably a High School Diploma, but to be honest from what I've seen it probably could be replaced with an attendance certificate.

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FDA Warning Letter

Not their first time according to the letter. Seems they did something similar a couple of years ago, fines should now be imposed, on the Kardashian bint too. The stuff that gets advertised in the US as having some kind of pharmaceutical property is just mind boggling, the purveyors seem to make their cash from the mindless masses and get out of Dodge before the behemoth that is the FDA wakes up.

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Return of the Jedi? StarWars.co.uk bod to fight the Empire (Disney)

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PR Mess Up

Control issues being displayed by The Empire of the Mouse, wonder when they'll despatch the Death Star to Newbury.

"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if a couple of voices suddenly cried out in protest and were suddenly nominetted." © The Mouse.

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Texas senator Ted Cruz serves up sizzling 'machine gun bacon'

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Unfortunately

There are people who would vote for this twonk on this basis. Hopefully not enough of them to make any impact.

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All hail Ikabai-Sital! Destroyer of worlds and mender of toilets

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I predict

Ikabai Sital T shirts before the week is out.

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Moronic Time cover sets back virtual reality another 12 months

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Re: Bracing

Sun cream in Skeggy? I'll have a pint of whatever you've been drinking!

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Playing with graphene? All the cool kids are using TIN – atom-thick sheets of stanene

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Re: Given that they are round...

Depends on what you think of as thickness.

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Re: Picking Nits: TIN versus Tin

Strictly speaking it should be tin. Tin when capitalization is required.

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Windows 10 Start menu replacements shifting like hot cakes

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There are others available

Startisback

Start Menu 8

Classic Shell

Pokki

All of which are free-reasonable in price.

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