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Fancy joining Reg hack on quid-a-day challenge?

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Re: having to take a teapot to work

But taking a samovar to work would be even more hassle than a teapot.

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Re: as long as you don't mind eclectic dining

Mmm, lemon curd and spam sandwiches (yes, my sister actually ate this once.)

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@JDX Re: won't really taste better

Loose tea is always better quality than the finings used in bags, unless you buy those ridiculously expensive premium bags (in which case it's roughly comparable.) It is always better value too. Go back to your coffee, you mug.

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Re: having to take a teapot to work

An in-mug infuser works well enough at work. No need to take a teapot unless you really want to.

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Good luck Lester

Swap the tea bags for loose tea and your eating could improve a bit. The tea will also taste better.

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Whoever you vote for, Google gets in

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Re: "Our worst fear is not that we are inadequate, its that we are powerful beyond measure"

Start brushing up your rollerball skills.

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EE dismisses DATA-BURNING glitch with Orange Mail app

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Re: Do you work for apple

No. I wouldn't give one of their devices house room.

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It's not a bug

It's a feature.

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Gov cheerleader Sajid Javid gets nod from PM to park in Miller's spot

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Minister of Fun?

I'm not sure how much fun he'll be. The photo caption says he's on the far right.

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BT snatches crown: Soars to top of complaints list

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When was the last time you split hairs or missed the point?

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Keep your quinoa, hipsters: Boffins back healthy slabs of choc

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Re: American vernacular

I'm not American and neither is El Reg.

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Get off my lawn!

When did plain chocolate become dark chocolate? GRRR!

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The Reg's guide to cursing in Mongolian

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Flip off!

Bunch of flipping melon farmers.

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Google wearables: A solution looking for a rich nerd

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Re: development company, rather than an engineering company

How do you feel about an advertising company?

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Re: without really thinking about the possibilities

My post was all about the possibilities. I'm ready to embrace any new tech that offers a benefit to me while leaving me in control.

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Pensées

Presumed consent for organ donation.

Google hosted medical records.

NHS care.data scheme.

Health and fitness centric, cloud connected wearable computing devices.

Put all of those ideas together and I've never felt more like an item of livestock in my life.

Just fill the skies with drones to effect a quick recovery when the wearable in your hand starts blinking.

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QUIDOCALYPSE: Blighty braces for £100 MILLION cost of new £1 coin

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Re: It has one face...

Not gills. Floppy lizard bits.

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Blighty goes retro with 12-sided pound coin

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So HM Government has set up a retro/vintage store

First a 12 sided coin then this:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/03/19/culture_committee_online_safety_report_urges_stronger_age_verification_for_smut_and_use_of_obscene_publications_act/

What next? Rationing? Well they are pushing smart meters.

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MPs urge UK.gov to use 1950s obscenity law to stifle online stiffies

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Re: governments seem determined to take the role of parents

Or at least the big brothers.

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They ACCUSED him of inventing Bitcoin. Now, Nakamoto hires lawyer to CLEAR his name

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He's not the messiah. He's a very naughty boy.

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Amazon wants me to WEAR NAPPIES?! But I'm a 40-something MAN

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Re: I always wondered why, on the Sci-Fi channel of all things,

Because the Otaku like cosplay.

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Distro diaspora: Four flavours of Ubuntu unpacked

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Re: Yes I did, and you're wrong.

By referring to the Met Office you've Identified yourself as being in or from the UK. If you'd bothered to read the UK section of the page you linked to you'd have seen this:

"June 24, Midsummer Day, the feast of St. John the Baptist, is one of the quarter days in England."

The very "biblical sources" you accuse me of using.

As to the March 1st/Spring equinox debate, there are articles and discussions all over the web going back years decrying the former as a modern invention. Finally, if you prefer scientific over biblical then wouldn't an actual astronomical event that happens predictably seem more appropriate than a date in a calendar based on the erroneous calculation of the birth of someone who might or might not have existed by a Christian monk?

Another Wiki page for you:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dionysius_Exiguus

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Re: I did read the internet, all of it.

You didn't even read my post properly.

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Re: So, you believe that summer begins on midsummer's day then..?

No. Midsummer's day is a calendar quarter day (feast of St John the Baptist.) It is not the same thing as the summer solstice. Spring goes from the spring equinox to the summer solstice. In the northern hemisphere this equinox happens in March. In the southern hemisphere it happens in September. Come on people! You've got an internet at your fingertips. Read up on this stuff. It's not difficult.

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Re: Actually spring starts on the 1st March, according to the met office.

Calendar dates are arbitrary. Equinoxes and solstices are not.

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Re: Actually spring starts on the 1st March, according to the met office.

That's because they like to analyse and organise their data in nice monthly chunks. The truth is that, as it begins in ten days time, it's nearly spring.

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Brawling neighbours challenge 'quiet' cul-de-sac myth

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Re: bottom of the bag

That might be the translation but personally I think it's top drawer, apart from the cats. I have plans to install some motion activated Super Soakers (other liquid projecting apparatus is available) as a means of discouraging them.

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NZ bloke's drunken poker bet ends in 99-letter name

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I've been thinking of changing mine to

Davinco Zambezi's Dead Goldfish Band Unaccompanied By Yesterday's Fried Fingers.

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PM Cameron leaps aboard Internet of Thingies

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Re: Why would you want to own a meter?

I wouldn't particularly. I was making the point that this would be the only way you might get one that could check tariffs and put you on the best deal and by extension, that Cameron was talking guff.

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Re: "no incumbent supplier is going to be offering devices which minimise customer revenue"

That's what I thought too. Then I wondered if he had plans to remove the legal impediments to electricity meters becoming some sort of consumer appliance. We'll maybe be able to just order a new meter from Amazon and get a suitably qualified local tradesperson to install it and the electricity supplier will just have to suck it. Then I realised he was just being an unthinking, garbage spouting, typical politician.

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Labour calls for BIG OVERHAUL of UK super-snoop powers in 'new digital world'

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The Power Of Nightmares

That is all.

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Blink once to turn right: Samsung asks software dev Teleca to talk Tizen

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I wish I had Genuine People Personalities.

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Mobile RSS?

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Did anything happen here?

I find that the atom feed links always open the desktop site, regardless of whether I'm using a PC or a phone. El Reg's feeds are the only ones I use which do this. It's pretty exasperating, particularly as it's a tech site.

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Steve Jobs statue: Ones and ohs and OH NOES – it's POINTING at us

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Re: trapped in our walled ecosystem

That's serendipitous. I suspect the artist was going more for the idea of Hermes the messenger.

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Stuff the delays! PM chuffed to have BT's superfast broadband in his constituency

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FTTC

If only we could bring some moral fibre to the cabinet.

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We nearly MISSED OUT on iOS7 redesign: But someone snatched Jony Ive from the jaws of quit

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One trick pony

"The firm has a long established design pedigree and was responsible for the iconic Raleigh Chopper bike, as well as other famous designs like the Reliant Robin."

Ladies and gentleman, I give you....the triangle.

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Facebook pays $19bn for WhatsApp. Yep. $45 for YOUR phone book

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Re: Speak for yourself...

It's us for allowing politicians to give our data away. If we're going to let them pass it on to a third party they should at least do it, for our benefit, at a price that does more than cover administration costs. It's generally a good idea to look beyond the headline. Particularly of one of Andrew's articles.

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Elon Musk ADMITS he met Apple: iCar 'great idea', keeps schtum on Tesla hookup

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Re: But

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26258971

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Top Brit docs wade into GP data grab row, demand 'urgent' NHS England talks

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Re: The Biggest Fail is the usual one...

You say fail but they knew exactly what they were doing - see post from James Boag

above.

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Reports pump fuel into iCar gossip: Apple in 'talks' with Tesla

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Would I be allowed to drive on the roads?

Or just around the walled garden?

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Spam, a lot of it: Bubble tea is the Seoul of wit

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Re: In Korean spam, they are ... always young and pretty.

Pretty much like most western advertising then. Though I'd be more convinced if young, pretty Korean women were used to shift baths with doors.Good article.

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UK claims 'significant lead' in drones after Taranis test flight

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title

Seems like a pretty nifty kite.

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James Dyson plans ROBOT ARMY to take over the world

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Re: If it can play Chess and / or cards, then even better.

We already have machines which can do those things. If you're hoping for a general purpose robot then I think you'll be disappointed. Robots will be specialised for handling particular tasks - just like the human workers who create them.

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STRIPPED DOWN and EXPOSED: Business kit from the good old days

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Re: There's a moral to this story but I'm not sure what it is

I think the lesson for all of us in the computer industry, whether specialising in hardware or software, is that those who live by obsolescence die by obsolescence. Less painful than swords I suppose.

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Nudge Unit flies into Nesta's arms: Is the hype justified?

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Re: they really do think we're stupid

Of course, or how could they not realise, as their use of this 'nudge' approach has been public knowledge for some time now, that we're aware of their attempts to manipulate us and always resist where their desires are not in harmony with our own. This sort of thing is why the only reason I vote now is out of respect for all of those people who lost their lives to ensure that I could. With the contempt in which the electorate is held by politicians (neatly illustrated by this article) of all sides I'm well aware of the fact that voting is otherwise pointless.

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fWHoaR! Trick-cyclists crack eternal mystery of WHAT WOMEN WANT in a man

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Re: Frankenstein

Oh, how many more times?

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Re: Bull

Seems like bulls go for wide faced women too.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europa_%28mythology%29

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Re: sociopaths. Or sugar daddies

There's a difference?

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NHS website hit by MASSIVE malware security COCKUP

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Nurse! The screens!

OK, I'm going.

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Volunteers slam plans to turn Bletchley Park into 'geeky Disneyland'

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Re: serious freezers

Well, first I'd point out the icon in my original post. Then, if you still thought I was serious, I'd play along and ask if you'd ever heard of taxidermy? Have a good day.

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