* Posts by Lionel Baden

1554 posts • joined 4 Dec 2008

World+dog will soon watch 'at least 200 pr0n vids a year'

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Stop

I feel really bad for chuckling at that one :(

Shame on me, and yes i had to battle using Anon to post

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Microsoft says Oculus Rift distorts world, grinds corrective lenses

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Re: Comparison

I was really excited about them when they were first announced, Then :

all the little issues that they cant fix, and don't seem too interested in fixing either, I wonder if this has anything to do with being purchased by a money making machine which cares very little for the product.

was also super excited about the hololens, but now truth creep about the limitations of either of the devices is putting me off.

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Smart meters set to cost Blighty as much as replacing Trident

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I just dont get it !!!

Why not with all this building of the new houses order in new tech, all the broken meters should be replaced with smart meters. Why not allow the natural progression, why are they so impatient to force everybody over to new meters now?!

e.g. moved into a new build house on a new estate, why not lay fibre down? nope, good old copper cables (probably not even copper)

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Gates: Renewable energy can't do the job. Gov should switch green subsidies into R&D

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Re: very old news, deliberately ignored for too long

I wouldn't say it was green, if it's being pumped back up by coal powered stations, but it is efficient and less wasteful.

If they cut down on coal use and pumped it back up the hill using renewables, then yes that would be green.

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Abort, abort! Metal-on-metal VIOLENCE as Google's robo-car nearly CRASHES

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Highly suprising

That it doesn't bother to broadcast locally its intended movements.

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Humongous headsets and virtual insanity

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probably being a bit british about it but ...

Wouldn't it be better to occlude the real world, allowing the set of the pornagraphic title to become a more immersive experience.

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Alistair !!

Do I detect hints of Alistair Dabbs in this article ?

So much so i had to double check the name of the author

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SpaceX to blast Microsoft's HoloLens visors into SPAAAAACE

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Right

fine so i have to go to the ISS to try one out !!!

*** HOW MUCH for 1 week return ticket!

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Apple apes Microsoft with iPhone BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH

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Joke

SUE THEM !!!

For infrigment of the blue screen :D

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Rackspace in Crawley: This is a local data centre for local people

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Re: Nice picture ....

i'm guessing you live near Crawley too then :)

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Graphene sheaths could boost processor signal speeds by 30 per cent

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Ugghhhh

Graphene, !!

Could could could. Please can we get some damn stories on how it is being implemented. This is more frustrating than Sci-Fi.

Always bloody conjecture for the last few years about graphene. Would absolutely love to see where it has actually made a difference.

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Nvidia v Qualcomm, Samsung: Thumbs up from judge in patent row

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i hope its taken into account.

That Nvidia, is not a patent troll !

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Cops turn Download Festival into an ORWELLIAN SPY PARADISE

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Re: suprised nobody else got it yet

i haven't bothered to look (sorry) I wonder what sort of information you must sacrifice by registering ?

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suprised nobody else got it yet

But the real money is the money left on the bracelets, as the hungover people dont bother getting their money as they are desperate to get out of the park !!

bet there is a good few thousands left in the kitty unclaimed after the event. That is if you can even get your money back off the damn system!!!

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Time to face the Apple Music: Spotify looks worried, and rightly so

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Re: I do hope this isn't a issue.

@JSX

I am unfortunatley not software agnostic, There is now way in hell your going to catch me funding Apple, I really disagree with their business model, and vote with my wallet.

Yeah i know im going to get a bit of hate, but the idea of crippled half functioning Itunes on $anyothersystem$, which im sure will function fine on IOS, Meh bugger that!

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I do hope this isn't a issue.

I love having a device agnostic service. GL spotify.

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Don't panic. Stupid smart meters are still 50 YEARS away

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I already learnt my lessons .....

Few years ago I had a real Barney with my electricity supplier, after switching to them. They assumed (incorrectly) that a 2 bed flat consumed £1800 in a quarter (all previous were around the £300 mark). I politely declined to pay, until they resolved the billing issue or at least investigate it. They wanted the money upfront then they would resolve it, Yeah right .......

They answered in kind with legal letter bailiffs, and also people to turn off my supply (also illegal, due to young children on the property).

Give them the power of the smart meter, regardless a computer somewhere detects that a payment has been missed, Bang there goes your supply, without anything you can do. I would be held to a incorrect £1800 Ransom.

lets skip forward 9 months !! yes a whole 9 months (paid all consequent bills in the meantime) and funnily enough it turned out they were wrong and stated I was £90 in credit.

The problem you ask in having over an unfeeling massive corporation that has little to no ability to work with case exceptions !!! well have a little think about it, they already gloated about teh ability to finally turn devices on or off depending on electricity need (fridge, dryer etc etc etc) I dont really want to go with a company who makes a saving by fleecing the end user.

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Belgium trolls France with bonkers new commemorative coin

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Im with 1980's coder !

Sorry regardless of whether it is collectible, it is supposed to be a legal euro, then it should be accepted anywhere that is based on the euro.

All they need to do is make a 0.99 coin !!! now that would be useful :D

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All right, who guessed 'street mapping' for those mystery Apple vans? Congratulations

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why not just ...

Design a low profile version (or just streamlined) and go speak with DHL, or the post office.

Would be a great way to get decent coverage, over a random area, although i do get that this wont get "Every" road, it will cut down on the need to do a good 90% of them

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The watts in a box that kept West London's lights on

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when i was a lad

I used to live in Witley small town near guildford, when the power went out the only way i knew it was on a truck, was because it was parked down our street.

That being said, Power went out 5 years ago in Horsham, for a period of 6 days, no trucks in sight, they offered us £50~ to replace freezer food.

Pot Luck I guess

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Google: Our self-driving cars would be tip-top if you meatheads didn’t crash into them

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I love the idea

But the day I cant drive my 2cv on the open road, it will make me very sad .....

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ISIS command post obliterated after 'moron' jihadi snaps a selfie, says US Air Force

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pretty blase,

Regardless people died.

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Camgirls, crypto currency and beer: The Register tours the Dark Net

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interesting point at the end,

So are we going to blame facebook for reinforcing the bubble ?

They admitted as such that the world we live in, is generated by our own clicks http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/08/facebook_fesses_up_to_running_an_ideological_echo_chamber/

Personally I dont like it, I notice it when i click on posts from my car group, that suddenly that is all I will see for a while, I find it quite frustrating :/

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BOFH: Step into my office. Now take a deep breath

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teeheehee

Nice to see them kept on their toes !

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The USB Lego, bluetooth coffee cups and connected cats of Computex 2015

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Re: I need more power...

Just because that's what we did, doesn't make it better.

I would of loved to be able to plug in my sega master system in the car !!

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Half a billion for BLOODY BIG telescope in Chile

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why not in space

the way this is built sounds like it would make a great replacement for hubble,

Great news is, I heard space travel is cheap as chips now too ;) well a few quid cheaper

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Brexit-fearing Vodafone: Of course we’ll make money from 4G

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Re: Increase in traffic != increase in revenue

Bleh, or they will offer me a really really good deal :/

1 more year, at least its going to be a cheap year !

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Re: Increase in traffic != increase in revenue

My vodafone contract ends this month, I will be headed over to three.

Not for their coverage, just that I don't have to "worry" about data usage.

also to note is that driving around, every time i go near a town I get near 0 bandwidth with vodafone,

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It's FREE WINDOWS 10 time: 29 July is D-Day, yells Microsoft

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Re: How many of you Windows user will be...

Well i think you need to revise your downvotes !!

http://www.cnbc.com/id/33007219

It was a amusing jibe, no need to get your knickers in a twist

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Why are all the visual special effects studios going bust?

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Re: there's plenty of people willing to see ads

no its "willing" !!!

Should be Unwilling

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Call girl gets six years for Googler's drug death

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Re: Six years?

@AC

your going to need a bigger spoon to stir the pot !

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Discreet fighting man: Battlefield Hardline

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EA

I gave up on the battlefield title after BF3 & Origin a.k.a. Grind your computer to a halt.

Fractured gaming communities with their Add on ethos, separating the rich from the poor.

Last decent one was BF BC2, with the Amazing Vietnam pack.

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Universal Credit could take 10 YEARS to finish, says Labour MP

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10 years ....

And by that they mean 20

and by complete they mean close and sell off

Well at least friends family and school chums get good employment

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Vodafone: Can't make calls on our network? Use Wi-Fi

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Went Ape shit at three!!

After i read the clauses in what access their app wanted to do on my phone.

Basically was misold a three contract that they had listed as good indoor signal, they offered me the app, went to install it and told them to get buggered, no way was i allowing that sort of invasion onto my device, they ended up sending me the femtocell.

Much prefer the femtocell way of doing things, used to have one with Vodafone, stopped using it for a year and they wont let me use it again :(

Well i will be ditching Vodafone anyway due to poor data deals. Whats the point in having speed if you cant use it.

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Ex-NASA boffin dreams of PREDATOR-ish tech in humble microwaves

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not sure of the hate for IoT

Would be kinda cool, to go to the kitchen pop your food on and it pings a small pop up on the telly or to your phone letting you know the food is ready, (include 2-3 minute standing time) It would be a useful little feature.

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Former Mrs Dotcom hooks up with Xbox 'toyboy'

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Pirate

goign to agree with you

Hot model settles for pudgy RICH bloke.

Pudgy looses money, is just pudgy. hot model wife leaves.

Why am i not surprised ?

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Lenovo shipped lappies with man-in-the-middle ad/mal/bloatware

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Unhappy

I'll give you three guesses

What i was doing last night !!

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Gamers reach for BFG after Nvidia turns back the overclock

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Re: /sigh

well you may not like it.

But I for one love the fact, i can easily stream or save a recording of the last 20 Min of gameplay.

Automatic driver settings can be useful, I have not had an issue with them yet.

The point im getting at, just because you don't use it doesn't mean nobody does, some of the features I find very useful.

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Whose GPUs let it cruise to record revenues? Nvidia, that's who!

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well ....

Im surprised that the Reg failed to comment on the issues regarding the 3.5 gig limit on the 970's, might have something to do with good sales, cutting the odd corner is always a great way to improve profits.

That being said, Nvidia had the balls to own up to it at least.

Yes I am a nvidia fanboy, sorry.

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$10,000 Ethernet cable promises BONKERS MP3 audio experience

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Finally !!!!

I have been looking for the right sort of cable for my Audio NAS

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/01/08/no_storage_medium_does_not_affect_sound/

THANK YOU REG !!

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Swap your keyless key for keyless key-less key. You'll need: a Tesla S and Apple Watch

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Re: One good feature

Im sorry,

But everybody loosing their cars I just cant understand ..

If i had a Tesla model S that cost me £50,000 I would kind of remember where i left it .....

Seriously people your misplacing £50,000 Wow just wow

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Japan's death threat hacker collared ... BY A CAT

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Re: What an a**hole.

Well i get what your trying to say but.....

That would mean any automated phone service, a cash point, ticket machine .... The list really does go on.

I refused to down-vote, as you are angered by his despicable crime, and that anger is understandable.

silver linings and all, they caught him.

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BT coughs £12.5 billion for EE as fourplay frolics pay off

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Re: It'll be up for sale in another 10 years

Sale ?

you mean it will be rescued by another company, they will make millions off it, and BT will buy it back for further millions.

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Re: What will happen to EE TV?

I think you mean, I was getting to like my EE TV box.

What makes you think BT are going to support the two different ones, they will slowly merge your service with theirs, and then drop it completely.

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'Ruskie' malware pwns iOS 7

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Re: By definition, JAIL BROKEN iOS is NOT iOS!

IF YOU SHOUT LOUDER, IT MEANS ITS TRUE

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Yahoo!'s Firefox search hook-up pays off as it nicks Google's US clicks

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So they are as bad as google ?

Constantly telling me that Firefox is evil every time i use Gmail

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Google forced to – wah! – OBEY the LAW with privacy policy tweaks

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Flame

FFS the images on your site are getting ridiculous !!

You have now increased the Size of the images to the Fact there is a massive finger being displayed on my screen in the office.

I know march forwards and progress with the times, but then at least give us the option to turn off, or display much smaller images as with this and other images that suggest sexual nature this site is getting to the point I would classify it as NSFW.

Sorry for hijacking your article comments section.

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How's this for customer service: Comcast calls bloke an A**HOLE – and even puts it in print

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Re: She was on the phone to the rep

9 thumbs down and counting !!

I guess the customer is NEVER wrong then, Just because comcast have an atrocious record, doesnt mean this lady is snow white perfection !

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She was on the phone to the rep

And you think the Rep was calling your husband an asshole ??? No no no They were calling you an asshole. Not defending comcast just due to the simple fact they have an atrocious track record, but would be interested in listening to the call.

*icon closest bum related one i can find *snirk

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