* Posts by Captain Hogwash

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Dear departed Internet Explorer, how I will miss you ... NOT

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For me, Spartan evokes...

memories of a box of chocolates with hard centres available for a while in the seventies. I liked them but I don't think they were a commercial success.

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NHS England has some sneaky plans for Care.data acceleration

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Phil Dude

Why the joke icon?

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Google Glass DIED from TOO MUCH ATTENTION, Captain Moonshot admits

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@fandom Re: Oh myyyyy....

Er, whoosh!

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My self-driving cars may lead to human driver ban, says Tesla's Musk

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Re: Am I the only one...

No you are not. I too am concerned at the prospect of becoming 0xDEADBEEF.

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Aged 18-24? Don't care about voting? Got a phone? Oh dear...

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Re: turned off registering

Maybe that's the point. Remember the poll tax?

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Flying cars will take to the skies in 2017, if government allows

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Re: Lordy

unless these things fly themselves and drivers are required to get pilot's licenses

FTFY

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'Just a kid' Zuck's word is his bond ... but NOT in his backyard, lawsuit claims

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Re: Markie Sugar town Cannot be Trusted

What about Markie Sugar Mountain?

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Droidberry dangles: Why the BlackBerry-Samsung alliance is big potatoes

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DroidBerry?

BlackDroid sounds much cooler.

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BBC: We'll give FREE subpar-Raspberry-Pis to a million Brit schoolkids

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Re: why does every small computer get compared to the Raspberry Pi?

Because, on the original BBC website article at least, it's the only thing most of the target audience will have heard of that conveys the essence of the thing.

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Kaspersky claims to have found NSA's 'space station malware'

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Re:Glocester

Did you mean Gloucester? Or even Cheltenham?

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A gold MacBook with just ONE USB port? Apple, you're DRUNK

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Re: self-indulgent onanism

Is there any other kind?

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Bad news: Robo-cars will make you work BILLIONS more hours. Good news: In 2040

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Re: where you would end up

Don't worry. Apple would never let you out on the big bad scary roads. You'll be perfectly safe riding around inside the walled garden.

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Forget 1,000 lashes for Facebook posts, Saudis now want to behead blogger Raif Badawi

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re: not mattering

Each to their own, live and let live, etc.

But this really baffles me. Why are people terrified of not mattering? It seems to be a widespread affliction.

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Assemblers were once people: My aunt did it for NASA

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Re: cannot remember what for

Probably to make it go faster. That's what I did on a Commodore PET to get over the atrocious speed of the BASIC interpreter. First I poked a subroutine in what was largely a BASIC program. Then on a more ambitious, machine code only, program it was SYS 1024 and start banging in the hex. The improvement was so great that I had to artificially slow it down to make the game playable. That would have been somewhere in time between the zx81 and the speccy release dates.

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Don't pay for the BBC? Then no Doctor Who for you, I'm afraid

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WTF?

Re: "would probably see an increase, because the middle class value their Radio 4"

Er, conditional access for radio? I think I might have misunderstood something. They got rid of the need to have a radio licence in 1971.

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Denmark tops European tech table, two other Scandis right behind

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@Cuddles Re: Scandis

I didn't say or even imply that the article claimed the Netherlands is part of Scandinavia. Read my post again. The article asserted that two of Sweden, the Netherlands and Finland are Scandinavian. That assertion is incorrect as only Sweden is part of Scandinavia. As for Finland, whether it counts as part of Scandinavia or not IS very clearly defined as I believe a later poster has elaborated.

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Re: Scandis

Neither the Netherlands nor Finland are Scandinavian countries. The Scandinavian countries are Denmark, Norway and Sweden, all of which are also Nordic, as is Finland. The Netherlands is neither Scandinavian nor Nordic. This is all basic stuff which has been out there for a long time yet news sites keep making the same damned mistake.

Disclaimer: I have no Scandinavian or Nordic connections.

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Apple design don Jony Ive: Build-your-own phone is BOLLOCKS

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Re: Alternatively

When did you ever hear of a cult fostering individuality?

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Big Brother in SPAACE: Mars One picks first 100 morons to suffocate, er, settle on Red Planet

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Re: Truman

I had the idea that this would actually be some sort of Truman Show/Capricorn One hybrid. I certainly don't believe this mission will happen as currently being touted.

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BBC: SOD the scientific consensus! Look OUT! MEGA TSUNAMI is coming

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I thought we'd all agreed...

...that science programming was over at the BBC after the Horizon strand's assertion via Danny Wallace that "Chimps are people too".

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Apple LIGHTSABERS to feature in The Force Awakens

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Jesus in a vacuum tube

They look like those decorative neon lightbulbs with Jesus inside that were produced in the thirties but were still popular in Irish holiday lets in the seventies. Surely someone else can see what I mean?

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Apple Watch 'didn't work on HAIRY FANBOIS, was stripped of sensor tech'

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"failed to meet standards ... arising from hairy arms or dry skin"

So the users were wearing it wrong?

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Vint Cerf: Everything we do will be ERASED! You can't even find last 2 times I said this

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I don't see why he's so concerned.

GCHQ/NSA will take care of it.

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Amazing, cool, wow: Humans naturally use POSITIVE words, and that is GOOD

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re: load mouthed

eeuuwww

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Re: Note to the first three commentards

Or even a moderatrix.

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California Uber Alles: Google wants to become the World Privacy Court

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Deja vu

“wars will no longer exist. But there will be...Rollerball.”

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Snowden leaks LEGALISED GCHQ's 'illegal' dragnet spying, rules British tribunal

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Big Brother

Just add this to the list I guess.

war is peace

freedom is slavery

ignorance is strength

Illegal is legal (as long as we let you know about it)

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Re: Your right to privacy

"If you are the subject of a lawful investigation you have no right to privacy, nor should you expect it."

The point here is that they are hoovering up communications data of everyone. Not just the subjects of lawful investigations.

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Unhappy

Heads, they win...

tails, we lose.

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NSA raided hackers' troves of stolen data: report

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Re: Yet Another Anon Cluetard

Hi Matt. Fancy a big shiny spoon?

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Re: Lovely Horse

That's almost certainly where the code name comes from. Because "I can get this."

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Kill Facebook's creepy on-by-default Yelp 'killer' Place Tips – your guide

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Re: "family pressure"

Some people think Facebook is THE INTERNET.

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Snowden reveals LEVITATION technique of Canada’s spies

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Re: Golly Gosh

They prefer dry ginger ale. A different thing altogether.

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YouTube flushes Flash for future flicks

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WTF?

Why beta version of Firefox?

35.01 supports html5 video with no problem but, due to this weird Youtube decision, you have to say explicitly on another page that you want html5.

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EE squashes Orange UK: France Telecom's been 'destroying it for years'

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I expected...

more navel gazing in the article.

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FERTILISER DOOM warning! PESKY humans set to WIPE selves out AGAIN

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Re: Who's Big Al?

He has a notoriously low tulip threshold.

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Saudi Arabia to flog man 1,000 times for insulting religion on Facebook

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Re: the UK would still be in the dark ages

There's some evidence we are heading back there.

I like your post. Upvoted.

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NHS refused to pull 'unfit for purpose' Care.data leaflet

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Re: Nectar cards and loyalty cards

Not everybody chooses to have these. Also, I note your reluctance to share your identity.

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Ford recalls SUVs … to fix the UI

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Re: Yeah, they're dangerous, those red ones.

That's why they're red - to warn you of the danger.

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YEAR of the PENGUIN: A Linux mobile in 2015?

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Re: deleting your ex's number.

You're a brave soul. Much better to keep it in your blacklist and remove the risk of answering what your memory will soon reduce to an unidentified number.

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GOOGLE is COMING FOR YOUR CHILDREN

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Re: Children under 12 should be playing

They should be earning their keep being stuffed up chimneys surely?

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BLAST-OFF! BOAT FREE launch at last. Orion heads for SPAAAAACE

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Re: their pint only contains 16 fluid ounces

I guess that explains why a barman in Oakland responded to my request for a pint of Newcastle Brown (only place I ever saw it on draught) by asking if I'd like a large or a small pint. It seemed rather odd at the time.

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Apple knob refusenik Sir Jony Ive handed award - for talking BOLLOCKS

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wrist fondler

Do you mean wrist fondlee? Surely the wrist fondler is the wearer of the device, not the device itself.

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Androids in celluloid – which machine deserves the ULTIMATE MOVIE ROBOT title?

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Re: Marvin - Remember it's film version, not the book, radio or TV version

But the one from the TV series DID appear in the film while they were queuing for something or other.

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Amazon: Put our ALWAYS ON MICROPHONE in your house, please. WHAT?

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Re: Sort of like a quite [sic] friend who's really good at pub quizzes.

My friends already have me for all that.

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‘For the love of Pete, America, learn about decent chocolate’

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Re: it tasted like motor oil

How do you know?

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Really... an iKeyfob? Apple continues war on fanbois' pockets

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Re: I can lock all the doors

It's the only way to live.

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Take THAT, hated food! It's OVER, tedious chewing! Soylent strikes back with version 1.1

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Re: "We think Soylent 1.1 is a solid first step"

There doing it in bar form now?

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The Geek Chorus: 'Give MARK ZUCKERBERG all the DATA he wants!'

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Wtf does this have to do with socialism or the Internationale?

I think it's about who owns the means of production.

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