* Posts by Code Monkey

1575 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008

Calling all commentards: Want some new icons?

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Father Ted and Dougal

Down with that sort of thing.

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Prob just the horns would be enough

He doesn't have many fans on here (writers or we commentards). No need for a halo.

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Wanker

In honour of Reg's April Fools story, could we have an iPhone iCon for wankers?

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Doctor Who's Elisabeth Sladen dies at 63

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Sad

This weekend I'll watch The Hand of Fear, raise a glass and probably shed a few tears. What a terrible shame.

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AutoTrader crashes off the road in DDoS congestion

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DDOS?

Two people using the site at the same time more like. Awful thing that it is!

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Wills and Kate to wed live on YouTube

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Repulbicans

I'm a staunch Republican and still want the day off.

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Re: Is there no escape

Yes. I'll be sitting in a beer garden with a load of other people who don't give a rat's arse about the latest round of the royal circus. It'll be lovely!

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Smartphones eat games handhelds and cameras for lunch

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Horses for courses

I own a high-end compact that I'd never give up for a smartphone camera but the phone's more than adequate for snapping mates titting around in the pub.

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Rogue Twitter counter app punts survey scam

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"it does nothing but offer up a worthless survey"

Not quite. It also shows you up as a bit too concerned how many followers you've got.

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Terrorists stamp on Indy's Kate Middleton jelly bean

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/utter_non_it_angle_rubbish_but_hey_the_readers_love_this_crap/

Splendid stuff!

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Westminster Abbey cashes in on Royal Wedding with ... App

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Scheming

If she wants to scam some loaded inbreds good luck to her. Maybe hers will be the scandal to rid of these talentless bastards once and for all.

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1000s of websites vanish as TalkTalk lets domain slip

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Demon

For another £3.60 a month you could go with Demon. You rarely need their support but when you do you tend to get someone who knows what they're talking about*

* or when I last called them, probably 4 years ago

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Dixons' best chance? Quit the UK and move to Sweden

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Headmaster

It's not a superiority complex

DSG staff _are_ typically clueless and too keen to push rip-off warranties.

That your experience in another country is different is no huge surprise.

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For Tesco, substitute Amazon

...and you have my gadget-buying down to a tee. IIRC the last thing I bought from Dixons was a portable cassette player

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Embrace chaos, beat pirates... buy my book, says Mason

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'"Remixing our culture" my arse'

This

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Nah

Just because this tool has vomited a load of buzzwords all over his book cover does not mean we're past it. It just means it's another breathless technology fanboi book we can safely not bother reading.

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Office workers: 'The best way to upgrade a PC is to smash it'

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Coffee/keyboard

@sT0rNG b4R3 duRiD

Appropriate that I've earned a keyboard upgrade this very lunchtime

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Nissan Leaf electric car

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In the future, yes

For now if you can't afford to run a petrol car you certainly can't afford a £20k+ for a small hatchback.

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Amazon splatters ads to cut Kindle price

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Reading email != reading books

Your answer doesn't give any indication that you read books. I don't say that to insult you, just wondering if your experiences of reading and mine are the same.

When I read a book for pleasure (or for work for that matter) I want to completely switch off from the outside world. That means no telly, no phone, no radio and certainly no adverts or user generated crap in *my* book.

Get this right Amazon. I'm tempted by the Kindle but will be easily put off.

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Official iSteve biography gets 2012 release

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iFawning iTripe

"Just as he did with Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, Walter Isaacson is telling a unique story of revolutionary genius."

Really? And there was me thinking he designed some computers and gadgets.

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HTC Android tablet priced up for Blighty's shoppers

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£600 and a stylus?

No thanks. My Desire is great but HTC need to work on this poor effort.

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Dutch astronaut unleashes 155 mph 'Superbus'

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UAE?

They want the United Arab Emirates as the first customer outside Europe? Well full marks for chasing the money. Marks off for targetting a place as "petrol on yer cornflakes" as Texas.

It's not all bad: defeinitely the prettiest minibus I've ever seen.

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Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

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The interface is, as you say, clunky but I've wasted many happy hours on this. I love it!

Definitely one for the old farts like us who remember making things out of proper blocks. If only 7-year-old me had had the infinite bucket-o-blocks you get with LDD.

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Apple store kneecaps rival browser

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I think it's this rule

"We'll fuck about with anyone we feel is a competitive threat or makes our own products look bad."

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Energy crisis over - for 250 years?

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@Tzael

"gives the impression of being able to sit on our arses and ignore the need for cleaner energy supplies in the meanwhile." True but I'd rather that than blackouts/energy wars*

* well energy wars in addition to those we're already fighting

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Named: Ten towns with slowest mobile broadband

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Joke

MK

As if living in Milton Keynes wasn't bad enough to begin with.

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Anti-social media in defence a token of chronic stupidity

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RC

The author's name: Richard Chirgwin?

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Halifax cuts investment accounts off from the web until April 2012

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"in the short term"

Means 12 months of no access for your customers? No wonder they needed bailing out.

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HTC Desire S Android smartphone

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"the card capacity you get with the handset will depend on the network or supplier"

Shite customer service much, networks and suppliers?

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Watchdog backs Top Gear in war with Mexico

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I was saving them

I've been saving downvotes for commentards I thought were being an arse.

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Round of applause for IsJustabloke...

...who's never done a typo in his life

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21st century Jim Davidson

Not quite as odious but exactly as unfunny, exactly as tiresome and exactly as past their sell-by date. Time to call it quites, beeb.

Go on then, downvote me for holding a different opinion to yours.

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Teens who listen to music a lot are at high risk of depression

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TV

And watching tv turns you into an angry, greedy, self-entitled moron.

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Marantz Melody Media music combo

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FAIL

£500? No wi-fi?

No wi-fi is laughable for a device in this price bracket. It's a bedroom device and I don't really want to be running CAT-5 cables up the stairs. Nice try Marantz but no thanks.

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Commodore 64 revivalist posts prototype PC pics

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Nobody types so quickly that PS/2's a bottleneck

And once in a while even proper geeks attempt to configure the BIOS with their fancy wireless job and wish they hadn't thrown out that PS/2 museum piece.

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Australians can’t read or count

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Indeed

I'd describe myself as being above average in numeracy but had forgotten the precedence of arithmetic operators in the 20+ years between GCSE maths and the OU course I'm studying now. And for any hard sums I did in those 20+ years I'd use brackets.

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer

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The form factor is useful though

I've yet to be convinced by tablets but many people are. I can see they're handy but don't want to completely abandon the proper keyboard (that of my Acer Aspire One is small but very usable, even by a sausage-fingered lummox like me). This could be a good halfway house (for a few quid less).

Asus: drop the price, get some sales.

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W**k-O-Meter

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I thought they did that weeks ago

You know, the one with the Duke Nukem release.

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No

Article says it's an Onandroid (f)app

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O2 loses lock stock in Palm Pre precedent

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Or...

...make a phonecall in a rural area. What sort of rubbush non-O2 experience would that be?

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Samsung rolls out 22in see-through screens

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2 words

Blade and Runner

Note to self: it's too long since you last saw Blade Runner

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Less so with Blade Runner shop windows

They'll at least be replacing the mountain of vinyl window signs the retail sector shoves into landfill each year.

I agree that they will become very annoying very quickly though.

Can we have a "Down with this sort of thing" icon?

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WTF is... 3D printing

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Downside, but a small one

The downside of not being useful for absolutely everything isn't that bad.

And yes, we should continue to make planes out of stronger stuff!

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Men at Work lose Down Under plagiarism appeal

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Unrecognisable my arse

I spotted the connection as soon as I first heard Down Under and my 10-year-old ear was as musically uneducated as you can get.

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TV election debate 'worm' graph found to undermine democracy

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This is why we have a secret* ballot

I can vote for whichever crank I want without my friends down the pub knowing about it. Though the chances of any party convincing me not to draw a willie on the ballot are pretty minimal.

* it's not really secret

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Google unleashes (another) Facebook knock-off

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adrianrf

Oooh. You did prior art! Now will the US Patent Office notice when the patent application lands?

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Microsoft files monopoly complaint against Google

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Gates Horns

Yup

That's my ration of irony used up for this year. Wake me up in 2012.

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HTC Incredible S Android smartphone

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Jobs Horns

Conspiracy theory, but...

...spot on I reckon

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Council loses £2.5m claim against Big Blue

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This happens nationwide

We're all paying for council incompetence. Mostly there's no IT angle (nor Bulgarian airbag, nor poledances, nor any other angle to get in the Reg).

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Frank Zappa was right

It's not hydrogen that's the most common element. It's stupidity

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