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* Posts by Code Monkey

1556 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008

Raspberry Pi rolls out speed surge Raspbian OS

Code Monkey

@Bill Smith 1 Re: Daft question

Perhaps you're not the target market for the Pi. The extra stuff you describe is the sort of gubbins a lot of IT pros and tinkerers have lying around.

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Linux

Re: Daft question

You buy (or already own) the SD card. The OS is free.

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Sony preps PS3 with old-school design

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Not so good for my living room

Given that my PS3 lives under the telly, a toploader would be a bugger. Or it would if I used the PS3 for anything other than iPlayer.

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UK's web super-snoop powers could be extended to councils

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You may also remember the Tories attacking it when Labour tried to bring it in. And during the election.

They're all fearful, greedy, self-serving shitebags and none of them deserve our support.

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Seize your moment, Microsoft: iPad is RUBBISH for enterprise

Code Monkey

Re: Why is the windows user icon a tramp?

Because Windows drives people me to drink?

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Move over Raspberry Pi, give kids a Radio Ham Pi - minister

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Radio?

While we're scraping the barrel of old technology, why not Telegraph Pi?

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Asteroid miners to strap 'scopes to new Virgin Galactic rocket

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Windows

Re: Valuable stuff?

I suspect a new bubble. In SPAAAACE!*

* if overusing "in SPAAAACE" is good enough for El Reg it's good enough for me.

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Re: Surely?

I'm no astroboffin but my understanding is our orbit is very slowly moving away from the Sun. We'd need a lot of space gold to alter that trend.

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LOHAN to brew thermite for hot ignition action

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Thermite

As a mere admirer of explosions - certainly no boffin - thermite gets a huge thumbs up from me*

* for what it's worth.

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Can neighbours grab your sensitive package, asks Post Office

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Re: Door stickers are bad

It's not that unusual. My next-door neighbours are also [my number] + 1 and [my number] - 1

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Finding the Twitter psychopath ratio

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The Online Privacy Foundation go datamining. Satire is dead.

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Numbers don't lie: Apple's ascent eviscerates Microsoft

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Re: "the anglepoise iMac"

Thank you. Now I understand.

Yours

Formerly Confused of Englandshire.

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My dad found the Higgs boson! Reminiscences of a CERN kid

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Windows

Re: Scotch?

Is that the same as scotch breath? I sometimes develop that.

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California clears way for Steve Jobs' 'private Apple spaceship'

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Re: Apricot trees?

It was Glenrothes, yes.

I worked for an Apricot reseller in the 90s. Nice PCs, some very nice servers. Couldn't compete with Dell, though. Shame.

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Review: Samsung Chromebox

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Re: Was Chrome, as an OS still born?

"Go on then give me some links as I've been after such a device for a while"

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Allwinner+A10

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Europe's prang-phone-in-every-car to cost €5m per life saved

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Trollface

Re: could cut vehicle thefts also

It'd be trivial to get it to talk to the 4sp API as well. And you just know some bastard is going to do it!

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If you want to save lives I'm sure there are better ways to spend the money (i.e. something that saves 2 lives per €5m is twice as good and so on).

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Facebook: Our phone app DID seize your email

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Bug my arse

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Brits upscaling their TV buys

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Re: small for bedroom, large for living room?

I agree with your mum. It's enough.

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LinkedIn inked out: Twitter cuts off jabberhose to suits

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Windows

Who on earth would want link their Twitter account linked in to LinkedIn? I'd be just as likely to put a link to my Reg comments on my CV.

Shame for marketroids, not an issue for real people.

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Sozzled Americans nagged by talking urinal cake

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Pint

Re: Just what we need

I'd be inclined to piss on the floor if the bog started playing adverts. Then I'd find another pub.

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Re: Justified plumbingcide

Without wanting to turn this into another "Americans and guns" borefest, it could easily lead to shot urinals.

Won't somebody think of the khazis?

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Dixons and Best Buy start selling Google Chromebooks

Code Monkey

Re: Punters will want to told one simple thing

Yup. It's just a really bad idea. I can't see anyone forking out a laptop's worth of money for nothing even close to the functionality. Even a smartphone's more use offline.

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Panasonic chief says no to low-cost OLED TVs

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Not the same.

CRT = yer basic bogpaper

LCD = fancy bogpaper with Aloe Vera

If you want to pay all that extra money for a moistened arsehole, that's up to you. I'm fine with it as long as my finger doesn't got through.

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I'll stick with my CRT til it breaks, thanks. Yeah take that Panasonic!

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Breaking: Megaupload seizures illegal says NZ High Court

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"We shouldn't have sent them abroad - please can we have them back"

[slow hand clap]

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Microsoft to open UK retail store early next year

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Pint

"Springtime for Ballmer and Redmondy"

It's only Thursday but have a (pretend) beer on me!

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TERROR in SEATTLE: Gang of violent LEPRECHAUNS on the loose

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Windows

"dancing with a girl"

After their Lucky Charms more like.

Don't fuck with leprechauns!

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El Reg official units of measurement: Linguine, Jubs, Hiltons and all

Code Monkey
Headmaster

Re: Lego has come a long way...

Playmobil

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'People should be free from Peeping Toms' snapping pics of them!

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Re: "it feels good to have produced my quota of pedantry so early in the day"

... such as pointing out the ugly "from" in my last comment.

Send coffee.

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"it feels good to have produced my quota of pedantry so early in the day"

+1 But don't let this stop you from producing more.

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'Unbreakable' Samsung Galaxy Note II to take on iPhone 5

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Re: I really, really love the galaxy note

My boss does - though he's a giant of a man and it's to scale. On everyone else I agree it's laughable.

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Surface: Because Microsoft does so well making hardware?

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It has to not suck on the desktop

MS do make decent hardware (even in my most penguinphile days I was never without an MS mouse) and a proof-of-concept for how they think a Windows 8 PC should be is a good idea.

However, this is no damned use for millions of developers and business users. It's imperative that Windows 8 doesn't suck on the desktop and I've seen no sign of this.

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Microsoft takes on tablets with keyboard-equipped Surface

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Joke

"always limited to sane inputs"

You've clearly not read much marketing material

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'Kindness of America' snapper shot himself in 'act of self-promotion'

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"Assuming the book ever gets written"

Hopefully this plum shot himself in his writing arm.

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Council chief overrules blackout on Scots 9-yr-old's school lunch blog!

Code Monkey

Re: jelly!!!!

I'll swap you my jelly for your macaroni

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Re: Council in cahoots?

If she can convince council officials to make a complete arse of themselves to raise £21k for charity, she's clearly a genius.

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Re: Salaries

"Is that how they do these? I thought they were prepared more centrally and just shipped out and served."

Possibly in cities. Possibly not somewhere as rural as Argyll.

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Scots council: 9-yr-old lunch blogger was causing 'distress and harm'

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Happy

Re: Oh wow

Their efforts to portray themselves as the victim are hilarious.

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May 2012 was second warmest on record. The warmest? 2010

Code Monkey

Re: For those who need reminding...

How about we change it to "weather where you are != global climate" then?

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Asteroid zips past Earth

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Coat

Re: "at about 20:00AM this morning"

"Australian time, understandable confusion for them, they are on the other side of the world."

... and upside down

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Girl Geek Dinner lady: The IT Crowd is putting schoolgirls off tech

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@Ben Tasker (was Re: Sexist joke alert)

You are Richmond and I claim my £5

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Over 40 Magnifier

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Nasal hair

Thanks for not providing that particular sample shot. Seriously.

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New UK curriculum ramps up lessons in SPAAAACE

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PLEASE STOP!

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HTC handsets hit by grip of death

Code Monkey

Re: Samsung too

Oh piss. That's not good news at all. I'll stick with my HTC Desire for now.

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Volkswagen Up!

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Re: Very tempted

He said he was 5'11" (aka 1.83m - or more correctly 13.1 linguine).

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Raspberry Pi safe and warm in TINY Lego fortress

Code Monkey

Re: Did the Lego cost more than the Pi?

I'd guess at £7-£8 new.

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Re: for those "nanny's" who want everything "non-plastic" & child friendly

Raspberry Pi Pie.

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AMD palms PCs with LiveBox miniature desktop

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Trollface

Re: Cool!

As long as you've a second cupbaord for all the power bricks ...

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