* Posts by Code Monkey

1575 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008

Miniature woolly mammoths once roamed Crete

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Re: Standing 1.13m (3ft 8") tall and weighing 130kg (20st 4lbs)

Of much greater relevance is that they were 8 linguini tall and weighed 31 jubs (approx).

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Minimammoths? Minmoths?

Come up with a name, boffins!

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MP blasts 'ineffective' games regulation

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By Vaz's logic, I should be a millionaire because I played Monopoly.

(Hint: I'm not)

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Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy S III

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Re: Fantastic phone

They'll be shipping one my way unless something very dramatic happens in the 'droid market ...

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Telly is becoming moving wallpaper for constantly online Brits

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It's in the eye of the pollee but I'd be a "neither agree nor disagree" as it's a stronger "meh" vote than "not sure".

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

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Re: You mean...

@Condiment

"Draw it using pen and paper or Microsoft Paint?"

c) Google Images

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RIM takes BlackBerry 10 out for a spin, forgets to bring phone

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A whole Blackberry article without a single mention of RIM job? Much more of this and I'll be forced to cancel my subscription.

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Boffins bone up on rover skills as Curiosity speeds to Mars

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Stimulating

"Landing an SUV-sized vehicle next to the side of a mountain 85 million miles from home is always stimulating."

Lovely understatement, Mr Boffin, sir.

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Tech City hailed as saviour of THE ENTIRE PLANET

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Re: Anyone else have to go to wikipedia

Not me, but I do have the Nathan Barley box set instead.

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Crytek: Schemes to strike second-hand games biz 'awesome'

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Re: Poor Game and Gamestation AGAIN

I imagine they won't be a factor by the time the next gen consoles appear :o\

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WIN an HTC One X with Reg Hardware

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Re: Penta-core?

I'm guessing "yes", then "no".

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Tin can communication set to return

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Follwing FB's jizzing $1bn on Instragram this might even be a valid business model.

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Gaia scientist Lovelock: 'I was WRONG and alarmist on climate'

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Re: SCIENCE

The OP contrasted science and religion quite accurately IMO.

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Happy 30th Birthday, Sinclair ZX Spectrum

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I taught myself to program on one of these and am still paying the bills with code. Looking at the comments above I'm not alone.

Happy birthday the Speccy!

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Austrian village considers a F**king name change

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Re: If it's *possible* to be serious about this...

There's also the terrific Bell End in the Black Country

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10x power boost for Freeview as London analogue signal cut

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Re: Better reception?

Is that why I lost a shedload of channels when they switched off analogue round here?

I've little time to watch TV so it's not much of a problem though the lack of BBC4's a pain.

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Teens break up with Facebook

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Re: Bloat

Very , very true.

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Re: Twitter leaves you wide open

Don't say anything on Twitter that you wouldn't put on a huge billboard next to a photo of your face. Never forget it's very, very public and act accordingly.

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Ten... Kitchen Gadget Treats

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Re: Engraved handle on a kitchen knife...

That knife is one of the two things on that list I'd consider making space for and I've no illusions about being a "proper" chef (let alone Heston, whose food is pretentious beyond belief IMO).

The other's the pasta maker.

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Facebook to acquire Instagram for $1bn

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$1bn buys a lot of grainy cat photos, it seems.

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Canon reaches for stars with DSLR refresh

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Re: on the rear you'll find a 3in LCD...

The Wales, as a unit of area, is not applicable. The screen should correctly be described as 0.5443 linguini.

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I see the pound's took another hammering against the Galactic Groat.

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Top Italian OPERA boffin steps down after faster-than-light mistake

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I have little more than another "me too" to add to this. OPERA acted entirely correctly in this matter, demonstrating science working at its very best and fully deserve their applause. A crying shame if this is the only reason.

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Osborne+ and Schmidt+ say 'the internet' = 8.3 per cent of UK GDP

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2012 and still no support for long file names? Pffft!

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UK government says no to turbo e-bike

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Re: 15mph?

Yup. I grew up in Lancashire where even fat lads can exceed the speed limit down the right hill.

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Wags unroll Twitter toilet paper

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Piers Morgan

As the article says, it's a bit pricey but my birthday's coming up so if anyone fancies buying me a four pack of Piers Morgan I'd be very grateful :o)

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Behold! Or rather, don't: Bendy see-through DRAM

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I like the idea of music collection-themed garments. Anyone fancy a Grateful Dead discography kaftan or a Sunn O))) discography monk's habit? Just try not to think of the Iggy Pop discography transparent kecks.

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Amazon names date for Kindle Touch touchdown

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Re: Who's Jeff ?

Jeff Bezos - Grand Poobah of Amazonia

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Baffling barcode-on-steroids stickers plaster the EARTH

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Re: Bring e'm on!

My preferred defence against QR-based attacks is not to bother with them. From never having seen anyone else use them it seems that's standard.

+1 for beer!

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Half of Apple fanbois would bank with the iPad titan

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Inevtiable rounded corners comment

Move into banking, sue all other banks because their debit and credit cards have rounded corners.

On me way already...

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The Facebook job test: Now interviewers want your logins

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In that case you don't end up working for micro-managing dicks. A lucky escape.

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Eight... AirPlay speakers

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Anyone else think the second one looks like a toaster?

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New NASA snap of game developer's electric cart FOUND ON MOON

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Jawas appear to strip it for parts in 3... 2... 1...

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Take your hands off me - I'm a tech VC superstar!

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Well weapon!

Maybe some readers would've found the JOKE ALERT icon helpful.

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iPhone/PS3 hacker Hotz arrested in pot bust

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Re: $800 for 3/8ths of an ounce?

Jeebus! Things have certainly changed since I was into that sort of thing.

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Canon PowerShot S100 GPS compact camera

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A DSLR-toting chum has an S95 (possibly S90) and gets superb results.

Being a "posh compact" kind of photographer (i.e. I like the odd arty shot but am too lazy to lug a DSLR around) I'm very tempted to upgrade.

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Mobile phones cause ADHD in rodents

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Obligatory Dom Joly Comment

I'M IN A LAB! A LAB!

NO IT'S RUBBISH!

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UPDATE: GAGA team hunts down grass-smoking ROBOT

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SPB Banner

I've just noticed the funky mouseover thing on your SPB banner. Very nice.

(For fellow commentards, it seems to need Chrome.)

Beer, naturally.

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Comet and Walmart battle for Game

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Re: Comet?

That was my first thought. Surely they've enough lossmaking retail space as it is...

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Smartphone owners demand bigger screens

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Re: Back to the 90s

Agredd. I still miss my Moto V66.

I'm pondering looking at the smaller 'droids come upgrade time.

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American pies are cooling on the windowsill ahead of Pi Day

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Re: I am disappointed

One that extends through time? Like one that you* shove in the fridge for later?

* other people. Pies don't last long in this house.

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LOHAN's fantastical flying truss takes to the air

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Launch gubbins

With LOHAN under the truss, some (longish) rails under each wing should hold her securely through the buffetting of the ascent, but provide little resistance when the rocket kicks in.

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Speedy 3D printer creates 285µm Formula-1 speedster

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Wow

So is it tiny to make the process quicker (or cheaper) or just to show off?

I'm impressed either way and looking forward to when they embiggen it.

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Human 4G masts assemble roaming hobonet for pennies

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Crass

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Anonymous takes down Vatican website

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Re: Never when it is used

It's not libel or slander. There are Catholic priests doing time for unlawful sex with minors the world over.

They should put their own house in order before telling people who they can and can't marry.

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Tevatron refines Higgs boson picture

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Re: yeah, but so what

Discoveries of this nature ALWAYS yield new technologies - we just don't know what they are, yet. The fun part will be finding out.

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Sun belches wonking solar flare

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Re: I just hope we get some clear skies

Thank you Micheal!

Daily Mail readers (and that BBC Horizon prog about it): ZOMG we're all going to die!

Reg readers: aurora time if we're lucky (though in my case it'd have to be a doozy of a storm to produce an aurora visible in the Midlands).

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Carmageddon

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Possibly my favourite game of all time. Pure moronic joy! I never managed to complete Beef Curtains though.

The Playstation port was excellent as well.

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X-com reboot's gameplay showcased

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I loved the original. This actually looks rather good. Maybe time to get the thumbs out of retirement.

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