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* Posts by Code Monkey

1556 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008

Hacking scandal starts to spread beyond News Corp

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No surprise there

Most of the (non-Murdoch) UK papers were surprisingly quiet in the early days of the scandal. While The Graun and Indy were making a song and dance about it the reaction of the others struck me as a collective nervous shuffling of the feet.

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Dead bloke reanimates in mortuary

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Alert

Poorly equipped

Countless films have told us you need blunt objects handy in case of such an emergency.

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HTC Salsa Android smartphone

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Re: Two phones I'd like to see

+1 They'd have my pounds if they did a smaller premium smartphone.

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FAIL

I'd prefer an all-rounder

Imagine if smartphones had gone mass-market a few years earlier. Done that? Good.

Now imagine whipping out your MySpace phone down the pub.

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Mystery data centre snag floors LiveJournal

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LIveJournal

Its 5 users must be gutted.

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Murdoch parliamentary pandemonium: Shock snap

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Great stuff

Even if it is more publicity for the pieclown.

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RUPERT MURDOCH HIT BY PIE

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Well done you fucking idiot

So Murdoch's on the ropes and with your silly attention-grabbing stunt you've given The Sun/The Times/Sky News another headline. Still you're in the papers and that's all that matters you complete waste of space.

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English, Welsh cops get mobile fingerprint-check tech

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Devil

Plod can fuck off

They'll have my fingerprints if they arrest me (I don't expect this to happen) and not before.

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Google turning us into forgetful morons, warn boffins

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Pint

It's fine

I noticed I was doing this years ago. There's a lot of dev stuff I just don't remember but as long as I can remember to find the Javadoc or whatever, that's fine. As long as I remember what I'm supposed to be doing this week I can cope with the rest.

Beer, because...

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Mole says Apple A5 chip runs too hot for iPhone

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Trollface

It's not too hot

You're holding it too long in your sweaty, overheated palms.

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Jabra Stone 2 Bluetooth headset

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Wear it without looking like a complete tool

That's quite a USP

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Google muzzles political dissidents with YouTube ID tweaks

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"Common name" and "real name"

I would imagine that common name is the name you go by and real name is that on your passport. They're often different due to divorcees keeping their married names, shortening "Robert" to "Bob" and all manner of other reasons. The systems I work with have sets of columns for each.

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Official: Pastafarian strainer titfer is religious headgear

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What an arse

To me being an arse about a spoof religion is exactly as bad as being an arse about one that claims to be genuine.

How about: we're atheists, let's not be arses at all?

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'Being cyber-stalked is as bad as being raped, or in a war'

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Headmaster

To be fair

I'd say trick-cyclist, colloquially, applies equally to both professions. We can leave it to the trick-cyclists themselves to argue the toss (or give a toss) about which is which and whatnot

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Headmaster

Comparable

Compare them but don't equate them.

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Videotree VideoSpa bathroom TV

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Hmm

If you're too hooked on Jeremy Kyle that you can't step away from the telly for long enough to take a shower... well at least you can have a shower now.

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MS to WinXP diehards: Just under 3 more years' support

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Windows

You're right, but...

But XP runs on my antique T43 Thinkpad - game, set and match for XP for me.

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Brussels acts to ensure arrival of new, unknown legal highs

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Stop

Prohibition isn't working

It's as effective as alcohol prohibition in the USA was. This policy is simply not working. We have to legalise, regulate and tax these drugs. It might be a tough pill to swallow (no pun intended) but it will reduce crime both here and in the producing countries (cos dead people with brown skins matter as well).

As for me, I'm really not interested in taking drugs these days. I just want the stupidity to end.

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BBW: Over 900 police staff caught misusing databases

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Big Brother

Taking action...

Taking action meaning "having a quiet word" in most cases.

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GOLDENBALLSUP! Beckham website defaced

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Trollface

Harper Seven

Should've been Shed Seven

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Is Facebook worth more than Google?

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Windows

Is Facebook worth more than Google?

Long term Facebook is worth about the same as MySpace.

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Parmo v poutine: The ultimate post-pub nosh deathmatch

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Pint

Or...

...just cook up a few more tasty Parmos

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Bisto

It'll do as long as it's thick enough to stand your spoon in.

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Poutine

To any passport-carrying Lancastrian chips and gravy is the food of the gods (indeed gravy is the main thing I judge proper - i.e. Northern - chippies on). But why you'd want to shove cheese curds on it is beyond me.

With a bit more squeezing that curd and you'd have had a nice paneer. Much better in curries than on your chips.

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Will News of the Screws reappear as Sunday.co.uk?

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(Sun on )?Sunday

Whatever the name it'll continue to be nothing more than an utterly vile shiterag.

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News of the World TO CLOSE

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Headlines

I like the Telegraph's: Goodbye Cruel World

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Bug-Byte Manic Miner

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+1 for Atic Atac

That was my favourite. And a marvel of the programmer's art to squeeze all that into a mere 48k.

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Ultimate Earworm

Spanish Flea

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Twitter hacker flings poo at PayPal

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Heap of steaming crap

I like the flies. They're a nice touch.

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Apple orders millions of iPhone 5s for September release

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FAIL

Re: It's 3G and has the WiFis.

Yeah. Two great selling points unique to the iPhone.

Where's the clown icon?

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Stieg Larsson: Oxfam's number one best seller

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Simple explanation

More books in the charity shops tyipcally indicates better sales to begin with. Seeing as more people buy Larsson, Brown, Clarkson, etc. - more people tire of them and ultimately more people pass them on to the charity shops.

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Brewer bashes Beeb over anti-beer bias

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Stop

Spare us

I like "proper" ale but the thought of watching people's opinions about it on the telly would be enough to, um, drive me to drink.

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Drunken bust-up woman sprays cops with breast milk

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"Rack of charges"

Very good!

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Accused autistic hacker Ryan Cleary freed on bail

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Re: Obviously agoraphobia wasn't cutting it

Agoraphobia is hardly grounds for an early release from remand

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German chemical giant depending on biscuit-based security

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FAIL

Easier?

Lining a cardboard box with felt and bubblewrap is easier than buying, then emptying a tin of Jacob's Cream Crackers? That's nonsense.

I'll grant you it's impossible to eat even a single cream cracker without butter and some jam, cheese or whatever (and a nice cuppa to wash the lot down) but what sort of nutter would do that?

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Ten... festival survival gadgets

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Alarms and whatnot

I'd rather go to a festival where your stuff doesn't get nicked. And, yes, they do exist.

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Mosquito Wotsit

The idea of paying £200 to watch U2 and Coldplay is a strange one to me. But I'll get me a Mozzie Scarer Offer. It's probably tosh but worth a punt at £6.

Way better value than a Glastophant ticket

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Plods roll out new Police National Database

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Big Brother

Re: Welsh Language Board

I imagine the Welsh Language Board's interest in privacy went as far as making sure there is a Welsh-localised GUI for the database.

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Booze for wrinklies: Good or bad?

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If I make to 70...

... I'll drink as much as I bloody well like. And anyone who tells me otherwise will be on the end of a damned good thrashing from my Zimmer!

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New Cassini pics of Saturnian 'Ice Queen' Helene

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Boffin

Rutland vs Wales

Rutland is considerably smaller than Wales, making it a much more appropriate unit for certain measurements. FYI Rutland is 382 square km or roughly 0.0184 Wales.

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BMW intros revamped Mini as sporty MG-alike

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Comparisons aside

A retractable spoiler on a front wheel drive car makes it heavier and less fuel-efficient for no reason whatsoever.

The rest of the car's shite as well. I rather liked the old new Mini* but the new new Minis are awful.

* not enough to own one, mind

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Good point

Can torque be measured in elephants per second?

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Ten thousand OLEDs unite in live Earth replica

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Splendid

The globe itself is lovely. Throw in the touchscreen business and I could see myself losing close to a whole day playing with it. Super stuff!

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Does a flash motor act as a fanny magnet or not?

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Trollface

Re: Half-Timbered Morris

I'm no trick-cyclist but I'd guess it says pipe-smoking; unfortunate sock/sandal choices and questionable personal hygiene.

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Cloud: Do Reg readers care?

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Alert

Don't Trust

For me it's more "don't trust" than "don't care". I can't be the only one.

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Iranian pimp plates arse up Afghan car sales

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Stupidity reigns

So you'd be fine with a number plate that says "P4EDO" or something would you?

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Android tablet

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Won't be long

The "linux on a toaster" crowd do excellent work. I doubt you'll be waiting long...

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Happy

Use-case

Shiny?

Trolling aside, I'm with you. I expect my use-case to be "broken netbook" and not before.

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Facebook hurls insults, punctuation at growth slump report

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Re: "XXXX, your friends are missing you"

If FB were to include "occassionally receives a nagging email" as an active account, that really would be taking the piss.

Not that I'd rule it out as the IPO approaches and marketroids eye their bonuses.

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Trollface

You don't have to read it

Just block the inane ones. Or don't friend them in the first place.

What? You have inane friends? What on earth for?

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