* Posts by Code Monkey

1573 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008

Average sozzled Brit sinks 5,800 pints during life

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Re: Anyone want mine?

I've had your ration. And that of any other teetotal commentards knocking around. Cheers!

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Re: picking up my slack

Similarly I'll trade my cider ration for more pints of lovely ale.

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ID and Passport Service uncloaks 2012 online plans

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Good stuff

Having just renewed my passport, this is way overdue. The form's badly written and the process is slow.

Get whoever did the car tax renewal to do it. They did a great job.

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Scottish gov moans over broadband cash handout

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Hulture Secretary

What's a Hulture Secretary?

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Just 0.2% of Facebook flogged for $133m

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Well done them

Possibly the best bit of business it's possible to do. Cash in now and hang on to some in case by some mirable FB doesn't go the way of MySpace.

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Galaxy Tab still legal in the Netherlands

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A suitably modified version of Genesis

Hopefully without Phil Collins this time.

Mine's the one with the Peter Gabriel discography in the pockets

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Gordon Ramsay sues father-in-law over alleged spyware plot

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Yes Gordon

And they're listening via your fillings while you make stool.

Normally an Alan Partridge-style breakdown like this should inspire some sympathy but that's just tough titty Ramsey you obnoxious wankstain..

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Skype/Facebook integration spawns hijack risk

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DO NOT WANT

There are people I want to actually talk to over Skype and there are other people whose kitten pictures I want to see. There is practically no overlap between these groups of people.

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PLCs a prison vulnerability: researchers

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PLCs

And there was me thinking you meant Group 4 taking over the prisons

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Adobe outs un-Flash web animation tool

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I don't mind

As long as I can still block it.

Now where's that Luddite icon?

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BSkyB hands out £1bn, board backs James Murdoch

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@PsychicMonkey

I study after work so telly's constantly threatening to distract me. The pub's much, much better but less of a temptation as it's a 10 minute walk to a decent one. BTW are we related? ;o)

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Joe Public

Joe Public will do what Sky tells it to do.

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Re: How much?

Jeez. That's 3 decentish nights down the pub, which I'd much rather do.

Telly's the enemy, Sky TV doubly so.

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'LONDON IS THE CENTRE OF THE technology WORLD'

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Scrum

Is Scrum genuinely a marketable skill? I thought it was turning up for a 15 minute team meeting every morning.

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Murdoch muscles BBC out of Formula One driving seat

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Re: Well thats me not watching F1 anymore

I'm sure Bernie will find solace in counting all that lovely money from Murdoch.

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ICO won't investigate Tory minister

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Creepy creepy Tory

Its legality I'll leave to the lawyers but it's certainly creepy.

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WorldTradeCenter.com on the block

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Also

Barcelona too

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Harper Seven

Should've been Shed Seven

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Is Facebook worth more than Google?

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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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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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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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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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