* Posts by Code Monkey

1573 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008

Your census data will be kept secret - except from MI5, police, courts etc

Code Monkey

I'm going to write mine as untidily as possible

...then cover it with jam

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Southampton Uni shows way to a truly open web

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"eror"

I hop that was deliberatte!

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Thrutu

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Developers have to eat, too

You're on the phone. Ignore the ads

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Play.com spam points to malware downloads

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I didn't think I was a nerd for doing that, but...

...if the cap fits...

Another "me too" but it is dashed useful. And having a Demon account means I can do it without running my own domain. Actually I s'pose having a Demon account in 2011 is quite nerdy. Well I can live with that.

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Interwebs stunned by musical atrocity

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Dead Vulture

Quality Control

You could have had some consideration for your readers (and a more curmudgeonly lot you'd be hard-pressed to find) and just, y'know, kept it to your damned selves!

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Extended Lord of the Rings Blu-rays to hit Blighty

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Re: Why bother.

I saw them at the cinema. They were great films but a bit bleedin long. I'm fooked if I'm giving up another 9 hours of my life to watch them again, whatever the format.

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Porsche punts e-car pre-orders

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Troll

Mmmm preddy

Does it come in "just petrol" flavour?

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Woman fingers ex in 15-foot strip pole theft mystery

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Re: @Are you new here?

Graham in answer to your (to paraphrase) "do you know who I am?", you're one of the commentards for whom I don't have extensive records. As are all the others.

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Code Monkey

Are you new here?

Get ye back to Channel Register if it's IT stories you're after. It's Friday afternoon and it's beer garden weather (or at least it is in the glorious* English* midlands*).

* sarcasm? you decide!

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Sapphire Edge HD

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No cut for Redmond

This alone is enough to make me interested in buying this. You're right about the price though.

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Actress meets feds investigating nude photo Gmail hack

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Coffee/keyboard

Keyboard

...because I can only upvote that once without creating a load of sockpuppet accounts, which I can be arsed to do (not even on a Friday).

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Nikon D7000 DSLR camera

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Here's one

http://www.reghardware.com/2010/09/10/grouptest_budget_dslr_cameras_intro/

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Moving to Windows 7: Is it worth it?

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Hmm

Regardless of what you think the reasons for not supporting IE9 are, the facts are XP doesn't support it. If that's important to your business you need to upgrade.

I upgraded because the XP box I was using wasn't up to the demands I had of it. Eclipse was slow then upgrading to [recent] MS Office was the final nail in its coffin.

Once I'd turned off Win7's more obnoxious graphics I actually like it. It's a tiny bit crashy but much better than XP. Updates are handled automatically and it does get out of the way and let me get on with my job (and commenting on these fora).

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Supercomputer charts killer tsunami's course

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Yes

Those Japanese planning laws aren't just red tape.

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Asus to take fight to tablets with cheap Google netbook

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Troll

How about the Asus Eee Pad Slider?

How about the Lenovo ThinkPad T[whatevernumberthey'reuptothesedays]?

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£200 is cheap for a computer!

I agree that people have more pressing concerns than updating their computers these days but laptops still fail. The solution for your average end user (i.e. not Reg readers) is buy a new one.

I fancy Asus to make a real go of this - to be Android's iKiller. It'll need to be as good and much cheaper. It can and will be done - and I'll still want a keyboard ;o)

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News Corp to trade music for games, readies MySpace sale

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Wasn't the first time and it sure won't be the last

Newscorp weren't the first media company to spaff silly money over a social network and I doubt they'll be the last. New social networks are popping up at a crazy rate (connect.me, dabble.in, maybe others this month - AFAIK - alone) ready to part fools and their money.

Bubble 2.0 is under way, folks!

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EA dubs Nintendo Wii a 'legacy platform'

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It's aimed at a different market

We're not all hardcore gamers though. Those are the sorts of games I like* :something I can pick up for 20 minutes, dick about with, then go and do something else.

* a shame as I own a PS3 that does nothing more than regular iPlayer and the very occassional Tetris.

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Bloke with hammer fixes London's Olympic clock

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After this...

...losing your Omega will feel like an upgrade.

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Oracle kills Sun.com after starvation diet

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Sad

sun.com has been such a contstant. It's been my "test the connection" URL for 15 years.

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Microsoft calls time on Zune media player hardware

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Zune II

I expect that Zune's back in the list of trademarks to be reused. Somewhere below Clippy* and MS Bob*.

* may not have been trademarked. Meh.

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Wow

Coming up after the break: Sinclair pulls plug on QL, C5 also at risk.

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TorrentFreak seeking copyright report’s mysterious author

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Joke

You wouldn't steal a car...

I would if I could download it.

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Numberical

It's a perfectly cromulent term. You just need to embiggen your word repository.

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Can telephony and IT work together?

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Use whichever's appropriate

Am I missing someting here?

If it can't wait, phone; if it can, email.

If it's some new instruction and you need to have no excuses from that feckless techie who never does his job, email and keep the read-receipts.

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Is Apple planning incompatible payments?

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Jobs Horns

30% idiot tax

Well worth it as another excuse to wave their bloody phones about.

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Iran to attend Olympics, despite 'racist' logo

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Touchy much?

As I read it, the article makes it clear it's the Iranian loony govt rather than the Iranian people that have come up with this nonsense.

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Apple bans iPhone 3G patch omission talk from forum

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Jobs Horns

Dear Whiner

They should buy new shiny.

Eff you

His Steveness

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Balanced, neutral journalism is RUBBISH and that's a FACT

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Headmaster

Re: Finnance

Damnit! Where's my coffee?

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PFI

Private Finnance Initiative.

Dull facts aside, I prefer yours.

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Dim Brits think TARDIS IS REAL

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Headline...

Maybe Reg could rewrite the headline: "Dim survey authors believe everything piss-taking Brits tell them"

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Giant 5-year-mission aerial wing-ship to fly in 2011

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Headmaster

Vulture I vs Vulture 1

If that's their game, it's the spaceplane equivalent of Basil Fawlty's "it's a semi-tone higher!"

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400ft-wide trolley

Hopefully one with better wheels than the trolleys I'm used to down Sainsbury's.

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Vulture 2?

Vulture 2? As in the successor to Vulture 1? So where does the Playmonaut sit?

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Google adds tool to block shabby, dirty, vulgar sites from search results

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Wahoo! (was yeehaw)

Sorry for the "me too" but I have to express my delight at the thought of never mistakenly clicking on Expert Sexchange ever again. Bye bye you utter scumbags!

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Lords vote for electronic devices in their chambers

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For any purpose not related to the proceedings

We're talking Angry Birds here aren't we?

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Chicken Little report: Sat-nav dependency spells DISASTER!

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That'll be fun

...when it makes it out to the provinces. Speaking for myself: if I'm lost it's usually somewhere where I don't want to pull out an Android, lest it get nicked.

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Facebook lets users report friends who post suicidal content

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"Target them with ads for anti-depressants?"

God that's depressingly likely. (+1)

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Legally binding e-documents: Germany pushes secure email option

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Progress

Having just made a sarky "progress" remark at fancy new digital billboards, this genuinely does strike me as a step forward. Good luck with this, Germans!

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Clear Channel turns digital billboards into 'store fronts'

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Progress

A whole new advertising paradigm! That I can ignore.

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Crime UK site gets 400m hits, drives down property values

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Yes, and...

Mr Knocked One Up In A Few Hours's site would've performed even worse on launch day. Bedroom coders knocking things up are not the same as creating scaleable web apps.*

* I'll concede that this wasn't a scaleable web app either after the launch day fiasco but you know what I mean...

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CBI demands action from Osborne

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And...

More bribes. Don't forget more bribes.

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NASA scientist spies extraterrestrial life

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You're right, it doesn't

BUT just because we don't have all the answers doesn't mean religions aren't a load of arsewater.

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Phantom Menace to be released in 3D next Feb

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Headmaster

No

We grew up to become people who recognise shite when we see it.

I'm glad your son likes it but I can't agree.

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Microsoft tablet OS to see light of day in 'autumn 2012'

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Headmaster

"Eke"

It's spelled "eke", but I like "eek" better.

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Julian Assange sets out bid to appeal extradition to Sweden

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Re: Comments enabled?

[points up] Some of us can do more than carp anonymously.

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Shirley

Surely it should go a little like this:

J Ass: "I've not been charged with anything"

Court: "Oh righto, on your way then"

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WikiLeaks movie screen rights secured by DreamWorks

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"Manning is a dumb shite..."

That's very true.

Unfortunately us.mil seem intent on making an example of this dumb shite. He's already on suicide watch (as reported by El Reg). This seems little more than an attempt to break his spirit than to prevent him topping himself.

I really hope they don't execute this poor bastard but I fear they will.

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Prob best to wait

If the US military does end up murdering Bradley Manning this could be a very different movie.

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iPlayer Global iPad app price announced

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Probably not

There'll always be some content that Auntie's not licenced to show outside the UK. But you will get a rake of top quality content for a tenner.

If I lived abroad, I'd cough up for it if my local connection was up to the job (and they did an Android version).

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