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* Posts by Code Monkey

1556 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008

Met Office wants better supercomputer to predict EXTREME weather

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Re: Re: Re: The real problem ...

You seem to be confusing "global climate" with "the weather where you are".

I'm not making a comment on whether or not climate change is genuine (I'm yet to be convinced by either camp) - just on your straw man argument.

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I'd say they have a bad rep because a lot of people don't understand probability. So if they say there's an 80% chance of rain, then if it doesn't rain people say they're wrong.

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Scroogle unplugged for good this time

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Seeing as we're splitting hairs...

Enter keywords, get search results. It's a search engine, just not one with its own index.

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LOHAN's flying truss: One orb or two?

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Re: Maybe

IIRC the PARIS release mechanism froze and the bursting of the balloon freed it. A happy accident.

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British Medical Association calls for long, slow rollout of NHS 111

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Re: NHS 24 is fine

But this is 87 louder </spinal tap>

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LOHAN flashes fantastical flying truss

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Re: Warren girder

Tried, tested and (IMO) rather pretty retro.

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Foursquare ousted? Google sneaks out Latitude leader boards

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Re: Dear world at large

"I have just unlocked the telling the burglars I'm not in badge on 4square"

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Apple's Messages beta will self-destruct on Mountain Lion launch

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iBuddy

Good grief.

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Reptile boffins spot world's smallest chameleon

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Re: Re: Re: Aren't ALL Darwin Awards posthumous?

@darkmage0707077 very true. Also true for the posthumous awards.

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Re: Aren't ALL Darwin Awards posthumous?

No. You can receive one while alive by losing your ability to reproduce.

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Black Helicopters

They say tiny chameleon, I say MASSIVE FINGER!

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Paper PCs design rolled out

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Re: environmentally friendly?

Agree on the recycling point but the "cut down more trees" argument is bogus. They do replant commercial forests aferwards.

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Swiss space-cleaning bot grabs flying junk, hurls itself into furnace

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They're doing it wrong

We need to get some Wombles in space suits.

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Black Ops has best videogame ending ever

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Being strictly honest I never completed it "properly". I just did the poke to reduce the number of items to collect.

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Jet Set Willy

(one for the teenagers)

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MySpace no longer crying a river with 1 MILLION new punters

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Who are these people?

I bet it's a million bots.

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Apple's secret outsource: 'Even more software to be made in India'

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Trollface

But this is Apple

People will overlook shoddy software if it comes in a pretty enough box.

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TicketWeb coughs to email database hack

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I received a couple and smelled a rat. Not that difficult a rat to smell. As you say, Ticketweb asking me to update Acrobat Reader is odd. I am a bit miffed about the deulge of spam I can now expect.

Fessing up to the breach (and quickly) is to Ticketweb's credit, though. Keeping quiet about it would've been a lot more helpful to the spamming basts wot done it.

So a qualified thumbs up.

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ESA's first Vega rocket blasts off without a hitch

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[applauds]

Fookin ell that was a quick liftoff!

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LOHAN lifts skirt on 3D printed parts

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Shapeways

I've had a couple of "off the shelf" bits from Shapeways and they did a very good job indeed.

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Coming to a continent near you: America

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Trollface

And time for Americans to *get* passports.

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Airport bomb Twitter joker in second fine appeal bid

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Sitting on the fence

"Everyone is wrong" is all too often the right assessment

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Royal astro-boffin to MPs: Stop thinking about headlines

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Joke

Hapless animals

The MPs have to be involved. That's the point.

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Trollface

"if Britain is to haul its sorry ass into the next century"

Let's run before we can walk. How about dragging its sorry ass into the current century?

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Indonesian train roof fare-dodgers given the brush off

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Joke

No way are they letting mobile phone users on my open air smoking platform. I want to enjoy a cancer stick in peace and quiet thankyouverymuch!

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Toshiba releases 'world's thinnest' Android tablet

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"but it'll only be available from Carphone Warehouse"

That's a shame. Roll on when my contract's up and I can ditch CW.

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Prehistoric cricket love songs recreated for your listening pleasure

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Uncovered wickets, Chris Tavaré, etc. and so on.

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I was hoping for something like Lord Beginner's Cricket Lovely Cricket. Imagine my disappointment!

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Printed jaw lets woman swallow again

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c) never want to travel on a plane. If they're touchy about 101ml of toothpaste, they'll really have a sense of humour failure about adamantium claws

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US tweet deportation: Chilling behind-the-scenes photos

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Pint

"medical staff quickly discover just where he's hidden the shovel he intended to use to disinter Marilyn Monroe"

I'm torn between the keyboard and beer icons.

Have a Friday beer on me Sr Reg!

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Jackpot: astronomers tag Goldilocks planet

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Supergiant shrimp

The question of how they taste has already cropped up. As they're built to survive at a depth of 7km I reckon they might be a bit chewy.

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Facebook IPO: Boom or bubble?

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El Reg's readers might block FB's ads. The majority of users don't.

Not arguing they're worth this ludicrous valuation but their business model isn't complete arsewater.

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JEDI alliance: Jellyfish overlords won't rule Earth after all

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Windows

Maybe that's why so many people voted for the shittrumpet, then.

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Japan takes second shot at extraterrestrial sampling with Hayabusa 2

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It'll be like WWII. They'll spend years denying there's a problem then show up late.

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Man recreates ZX81... in Lego

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Exactly

(squee)

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Met Office cuts off Linux users with new weather widgets

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Publishing an RSS feed or similar costs time and money, but not much.

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Microsoft schtum on Dropbox snags with IE

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Windows

People competent to use Dropbox also use IE? Does not compute.

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New Earth-observing satellite snaps 'blue marble' shot

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Headmaster

"96% of Americans without passports"

It's more like 63% but your point is valid.

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Billions of net-ready boxes in homes by 2016

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Me too. I really don't understand the last line about abolishing the TV licence. Quality programming costs regardless of the transmission medium.

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Loyal NASA rover Opportunity enters 9th year of Mars boffinry

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So on average it's still pretty damned fast!

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Top RIM jobs shake-up: Heads roll... but not very far

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RIM Jobs

Aonther story featuring adolscent smutty giggles. Naturally I approve of this.

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Raspberry Pi Linux micro machine enters mass production

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Yup

Folks are already getting prototype enclosures from shapeways, just waiting for the boards.

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@lurker

I really, really like the Lego idea.

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DIY

An anti-static bag and some gaffer tape?

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Toyota teases next-gen Prius styling

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Speaking not only as a driver, but also someone who often crosses roads I agree 100%!

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Lenovo pitches two-CPU ThinkPad

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Windows

+1 for not making it silver.

(A self-confessed Thinkpad fanboi)

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New ATLAS particle part of 'everyday mass'

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Headmaster

Small Hadron Collider? http://sascha.mehlhase.info/physics.php?open=atlaslego

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Post-Christmas I appear to be made of cheese.

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NASA detects 'heartbeat' of pint-sized star-sucker

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Windows

Black hole fanboi? Guilty as charged, though I don't feel the need to attack, say, pulsars and quasars in internet fora.

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Pint

"pint-sized"

It's a figure of speech, meaning small.

For example jockeys are larger than a pint but referred to as pint-sized.

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