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* Posts by Code Monkey

1553 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008

Amazon Kindle 3 e-book reader

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Re: how much?

I've been filling these fora with similar comments, but the price is falling. Once we're seeing decent features for sub £100 I'll become more interested.

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Man enraged by sagging pants pops cap in teen's ass

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Sarcasm

That last line saved you from a (gasp) downvote.

Yes kids in saggy kecks look stupid but some people need to learn it's none of their 'kin business.

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McCanns join CEOP quango row

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True

The lunatics have taken over the assylum. What's worse is the Daily Mail/Express reading mouth-breathers that make up this country can't see the problem with that.

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Legendary steampunk computer 'should be built' - programmer

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"Needs more coal"

Which has often been my standard reply to a ticket for any of our older production servers.

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Wrong

That has made my afternoon. Tonight I will raise a glass of Mr Shepherd's ale to the memory of Mr Babbage!

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Yes

Rather like the retired railway staff that keep the non-Analytical steam engines going. I'm sure there'd be plenty of geriatroboffins who'd love a go at building one of these.

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By jingo we should build it!

And insist that everyone who wants to program the beast should wear a stovepipe hat and grow appropriately fearsome Victorian facial hair.

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Spuds for laptop fraudsters strike in Huntingdon

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Sorry you got ripped off but...

...buying a laptop in the street, or down the pub for that matter, is fncking stupid. Don't do it.

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£1bn+ Royal Navy destroyer finally fires 'disgraceful' weapon

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Windows for Warships

Glad I live pretty much as inland as you can get in the UK

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Android is turning a profit for Google

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In my case he has a point

It was only the linuxy Android that made me take an interest in smartphones. Otherwise I'd just have got another, smaller dumbphone.

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Diary of an Overflow Addict

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Clearly I've been wasting my time...

...chasing upvotes on the Reg Fora

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Budget Mono Laser Printers

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A timely set of reviews

Just as I was looking for an el cheapo laser printer.

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Fruit bat fellatio team crowned Ig Nobel laureate

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Why?

I don't ask why, I just admire its magnificence.

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Google menaces penguins with Street View Antarctica

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Holiday in Antarctica

It's a holiday in Antarctica, where there's nothing but the snow

A holiday in Antarctica, it's the place you want to gooooooo

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Samsung E60 e-book reader

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"Probably just me"

Nope. £200 buys a lot of books, even shiny new hardbacks. And you can put them on shelves and make yourself look clever. The book ain't broke and I've no plans to fix it.

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Amundsen

..."is a wanker". That made this review worthwhile for me. Nice one!

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2 out of 3 Android apps use private data 'suspiciously'

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"And you base this assertion on what evidence exactly?"

I didn't assert that but I agree. I base my agreement on years of badly written apps, stack overflows, Slammer and other comedic security gaffes.

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Kia POPs out see-through OLED dash readout

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"when he or she glances down to check it"

Surely "when SHE glances down..."

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Jaguar celebrates 75th year with e-supercar concept

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Beautiful

That's beautiful. They should make it.

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Apple TV stripdown reveals mystery solder pads

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B&Q

They can indeed mix them for you. Keeping a straight face while doing so may be asking too much

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Monkey squad sent in to secure Commonwealth Games

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I'm actually going to watch the Commonwealth Games

The comedy potential is increasing daily.

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iPhone fanbois run off road in CoolBrand race

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I guess I'm not cool then

Own a Ford car? Check

Own a non-fruity phone? Check

Think Heston Blumenthal's an arse? Check

So I'm not cool. I can live with that.

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Prosecutor resigns over sexting spree to crime victim

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All I can say is...

About bleedin time.

How arrogant do you have to be to think you can behave like this* and keep a very public job?

* well, get caught behaving like this.

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UN appoints alien liaison boffin

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I couldn't imagine a worse job

I fear our alien ambassador will spend far too much time dealing with slack-jawed Americans claiming to have had their botties probed by E.T.

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Vodafone throws cash at Cricket betting and loyalty card apps

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Great timing

Great time to be partnering a cricket spot-betting concern. Well done Voda!

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Customers paying more and putting up with mobes for longer

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20 months

Lucky basts. Try getting a contract for less than 24 months in the UK. It'll be PAYG for me when this on expires

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Fraunhofer boffins develop 'Titanium foam' endoskeletal implants

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Nice

Nice to see some technology advances that don't have me reaching for a tinfoil hat. Congratulations to the metallo-osseo-bofiins.

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Coalition's quango hit list revealed

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Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors

I'm going to end up thinking that these cuts are going too far, but...

Why do we have an Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors in a country with no conscription? Or did I just fall for some premature April Fools gag?

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US forces drop dead drug-poison killer mice from helicopters

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Ha

Muphry strikes again

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Lettuce head e-fit draws a blank

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"have not received a single phone call"

Not a single phone call? I doubt that. They're just not counting the ones that are taking the piss.

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Blighty's carriers to field Windows Phone 7

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It's the handsets

They're late to market but the Windows name will encourage some, deter very few (informed groups like us Reg commentards excepted) and be a matter of complete indifference to the majority.

If there's a pretty enough handset, Windows Phone will be a success.

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Stallman storms in on Oz software patent conflab

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For once...

For once RMS seems not to be foaming at the mouth. Good luck in sticking to that, RMS!

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Lighten up

At least it's not "spokeswonk".

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Thieves jam key-fob lock signals in mystery car thefts

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Presumably...

Presumably the central locking works if you do it in the old-fashioned way (key in the lock, rather than the plipper).

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Police issue lettuce e-fit

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Keith Flint

It's Keith Flint from the Prodigy

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Interpol chief impersonated on Facebook

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Really?

People give information about current Interpol investigations over Facebook?

Blimey

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Steve Jobs chops student hack down to size

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I'm no Jobs fan...

... but boo fucking hoo, student lady.

"Our goals do not include helping you get a good grade." a cracker from His Infernal Majesty

I'm still never buying another iPod though

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'Unicorn' captured in remote Laos mountain forests

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2-horned unicorn?

Presumably it's also a four legged biped.

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Podgy Googlers get shrunken plates

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GPlates

Presumably these are still in Beta?

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Pope makes central London no-go zone for BT engineers

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Lazy Bastards

Any excuse!

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Spandau Ballet get the Tourette's karaoke treatment

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"not a laughing matter"

Nope.

Don't get me wrong, I'm sorry for those who suffer for Tourette's but it's bloody funny.

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Twitter airport bomb joker loses second job

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Title

That's made my (previously crappy) day

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Microsoft delivers Google Chrome IE9 beta

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chrome (small c)

The word chrome refers to the browser UI (i.e. everything that's not the page you're browsing).

Just in case you're still struggling, the "i.e." I used does not refer to Internet Explorer.

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Naked woman demands cab ride to Michigan

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"I blame Gordon Brown"

Impressive Brown-loathery there, Titus.

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Transport Dept's answer to embarrassing, cancelled IT projects?

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"often"

The word "often" suggested to me that Labour were disingenuous, while the SNP et al weren't.

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Ubuntu man responds to GNOME 'coattail' claims

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That wouldn't be popular

Dropping KDE would be a terrible idea. Just look at Slackware dropping GNOME. It's years since Patrick Volkerding did that and the moaning resumes with every new point release.

Were Shuttleworth to drop KDE he'd be giving plenty of ammunition to Ubuntu's detractors and inviting crap reviews. He's too much of a pragmatist to do that.

(I don't use Ubuntu BTW)

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Brits don't want in-flight calling

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Yours, too

It's more that we don't want to listen to some inconsiderate arsewit bellowing every tedious detail of their dull, dull, dull lives into a phone.

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More in-flight twattery

As if screaming kids and drunken Brits aren't enough; now we'll have to sit through high volume bores bellowing into their phones.

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PayPal update email 'violates own anti-phishing advice'

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Me too

I ignored the link in the email and looked for the changes from their home page.

Let's be careful out there.

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YouGov's voluntary stalkware unpicked

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It does have and Add/Remove Programs entry

From the article: "It does add an entry to add/remove programs."

However, the first 2 reasons you give would be enough for me to decline this spyware.

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