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18 posts • joined 3 Nov 2008

eBay slammed for daft post-hack password swap advice

Richard Parkin

1Password

Just use 1Password.

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Apple updates OS X Mavericks, iTunes, Podcasts for iOS

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Downcast

I gave up on the Podcasts app mainly because it would not play just one and then stop (maybe that has changed) and have used Downcast app ever since.

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Quid-a-day nosh challenge hack in bullet-hard chickpea drama

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Grocer (no not her)

I seem to remember that a diet almost exclusively of chickpeas etc damages the nervous system so maybe not suitable commercial weight loss exploitation though I like the idea. I think these side effects of pulses are only seen in the poor who are eating them to excess, if that is not a contradiction.

Regarding old and hard chickpeas needing longer cooking, that applies to all pulses so this is exactly the wrong time of year to find good quality ones. Your grocer (remember them?) is your friend an will be able to tell you how ancient the pulses are that he is selling at any one time.

Curiously, the older peas are more expensive if you are buying them for poultry feed as they lose more and more water each year they are kept and thus have a higher protein content per kilo. Same principle as salami etc.

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Richard Parkin

Shrunken buttocks

If you are advocating that the poor should live on daily chickpeas, just be aware of Lathyrism which causes shrunken buttocks and other symptoms.

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Descriptive Camera develops text instead of images

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...as pointless as a ... pedal-powered wheelchair

See

http://flic.kr/p/8dVjM3

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WHSmith launches e-book reader rivals to Amazon Kindle

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WH Smith, the former bookshop

WH Smith, the former bookshop now stationery, videos etc and the sort of books you can buy in a supermarket.

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Death haunts government petitions site

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Timothy Evans

Re: "It's only for child killers, which makes it automatically all right as if you disagree with stuff that's done for the protection of children, you're probably a child molester"

Two word answer -- Timothy Evans.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Christie_(murderer)

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Touch Calendar

Richard Parkin
Grenade

Close?

"Re-reading my copy I don't believe I have come close to suggesting you have to use Android to access a Google Calender on the go"

I think you came close when you wrote "Google’s cloudy calendar was the main reason I adopted Android as my mobile OS of choice" which I think implies you cannot use it elsewhere but it's not worth arguing about :)

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Richard Parkin

Sync Google to Apple

No doubt it is a wonderful app but your premise that you have to use Android to sync with Google calendar is way off as I have no trouble syncing several Google Calendars [ie several free G accounts] with my Apple Mac Calendar app and Apple iPod Touch Calendar app.

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Photo loss blogger to Flickr: You're f*cking kidding

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He says he has all his photos elsewhere

He says he has all his photos elsewhere, it is more that he has lost all the other flickr content - comments, links etc.

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Apple pays off pension fund

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Perhaps they will take it out of his salary ...

... which I think is in the region of $1.00 per annum.

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A Rumba with a Roomba

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Blu-ray?

Does it have blu-ray?

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Religious discrimination law may open door for decent deviants

Richard Parkin
Unhappy

@ Martin Proffitt Posted 11:00

In court you should ask to affirm and they will produce an alternative oath. However, from memory, it reads "on soul and conscience" which begs several questions :(

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Bloke decapitates horse with chainsaw

Richard Parkin

No need to stun first in UK

No need to stun first in UK provided you are a Jew or Moslem. I believe some Moslems are OK with stunning before throat cutting but Jews are not

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Johnson handed Home Office brief

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@PR

STV.

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USAF slammed for pranging Predators on manual

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@anonymous coward 1

Sergeant pilots were still flying in the RAF in 1957 when I was a National Seviceman in Aden. I am fairly sure that they were all Polish.

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Google's email service goes down

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Currently working by POP and IMAP

The web mail is not working but it is currently working by POP and IMAP

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The amazing, endless, bioterror pork conveyor

Richard Parkin
Unhappy

Georgi Markov

"And the only time the production of ricin has amounted to anything has been when a lone indigent nut, Roger Bergendorff, poisoned himself, non-fatally, with castor seed powder."

See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgi_Markov

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