* Posts by John70

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Zuck buffs image ahead of Facebook movie

John70

Facebook is a film??

I for one will not be watching this film.

I will keep my pennies for something that is worth watching. Cinema prices are bloody expensive.

I hope this will become a very expensive flop.

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Son of Transputer powers new Amiga box

John70

Don't forget...

...the Demo Scene

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Solid state drives set for huge growth

John70

British Trillions

1,000,000,000,000,000,000 British Trillion

1,000,000,000,000 US Trillion

BIG difference.

Now if the Financial markets used proper British billions and trillions the national debt won't seem so bad.

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Jobsian drones shackle gamer with 'lifetime' iPad ban

John70

Quota

Since I won't be buying an iPad the poor bloke can have my quota.

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One fifth of humans say aliens walk among us

John70
Black Helicopters

Deities

You never know, deities and aliens might be one and the same.

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British Gas signs Voda so meters can snitch direct

John70

This is a title

The "green" part is no more people driving round reading meters.

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Darling confirms telephone line tax

John70

Rural Area

Why the hell should people with land lines pay an extra tax so rural areas can have broadband?

I'm sorry but it's the telecoms companies that should pay for this. Not add more tax.

They asked for Government help because it isn't cost effective to put the infrastructure in place.

And what will happen if (not when) all this in place? Will they remove this "tax"?

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Domain registrar follows Google out of China

John70

Cut them off

If China won't allow freedom of speech on the Internet then I say cut them off. Deny China (and any other country that wants to do mass censoring) access to the Internet.

Put it this way we will have less spam, virus and hack attempts.

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Mountain View promises Google Analytics opt-out

John70

Plugins

Why should we need to install a plug-in to opt out of Google Spyware?

Google Spyware should be opt-in and you opt-in by installing the plug-ins.

Isn't it time for Vivien Reading to look into Google Spyware like she did with Phorm?

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Game developer's lost electric buggy FOUND ON MOON

John70

Apollo 11

Will they be releasing photos of the Apollo 11 landing site?

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Windows Phone 7 - what's in and what's out

John70

Backward compatibility

Why would you want WinMo7 to have backward compatibility with previous WinMo's?

Do you want WinMo7 to be bloated like Windows is?

Personally I think Microsoft should create a new OS (Windows and Mobile) from scratch and screw backward compatibility. Get rid of the bloat.

If your WinMo6.5 app is any good, the author would create a new version for WinMo7 to stay up to date.

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Forget SETI, this is how you find aliens: Hefty prof speaks

John70

Alien Life

If Alien life was detected, it would have been hushed up to avoid global panic and mass suicides.

And all religions will realise that God/Allah/Budda/etc do not exist but have infact been worshipping aliens. Goa'uld System Lords (Ra, Apophis, Anubis) perhaps?

Explains the birth of Jesus...

Mary impregnated by aliens.

The 3 "Wise" men following the light of an alien ship which then shone it's searchlight onto the stable.

Jesus has "special" abilities, like heal people with a single touch. Alien psychic powers.

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Plan for top-level pornography domain gets reprieve

John70

Now only if...

...they force ad companies to use dot-ads so we can easily block them out as well.

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Microsoft erases Windows 8 optimism

John70

Windows.Next

The next version of Windows should be 64 bit only.

It should be written from the ground up.

There should be NO backward compatibility built into it, no legacy crap.

For backward compatibility, Virtual PC should be used with older OS installed on it.

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Surplus astronaut right-sizing imminent at NASA?

John70

International Effort

If there is going to be any manned missions to the Moon or Mars (or further) it will have to be an International Co-operation.

We can no longer rely on the US of A for advancing mankind into space.

If the International Community pools their resources (man power, technology and money) we could be on the Moon again within a decade and on Mars with 20 years.

I'm sure China or India would love to get a man on the moon, well any other nation just to beat the Americans.

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El Reg space bureau firms up PARIS kit list

John70

Constructions

Will you be releasing photos of the construction and testing of PARIS and Vulture 1 before the final launch?

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Aussie ISP beats Hollywood on 'copyright' rap

John70

Software

Hollywood might as well go and sue Microsoft since Bit Torrent runs on their Operating System.

Well it is the operating system that stores the data on the hard drive/removable media.

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Men at Work swiped Down Under riff

John70

Larrikin Music

Why has it taken Larrikin Music this long to sue Men at Work?

Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree was written in 1934.

Down Under in the early 1980's.

It is now 2010, nearly 30 years since Down Under and 76 years since Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree.

Is Larrikin Music going to sue all the schools for allowing the children to sing this song as well?

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What do you call the iPad in Arabic?

John70

What's next...

We have the Jesus Phone, Moses tablet...

What's next... Noah's Ark for a storage server?

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Survey: Only 1% of Torrents non-infringing

John70

Smut

Only 14% was smut?

hmmm... better do my own survey to see if that's accurate.

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HMRC warned on wrong tax codes

John70
Pirate

Happened to me

Are they sure it's a mistake?

GB@Gov.Uk needs to balance the books and what's better than issuing wrong tax codes to make people pay more?

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BT to throttle P2P for faster broadband

John70

Star Trek Online

I'm on Virgin Media 20Mb and I downloaded Star Trek Online 7 Gb in size within 3 hours.

And that was on a week day evening.

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Home Office advises Police to break the law

John70

Sounds like...

...we need Judge Dread style police.

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Modern Warfare 2 outsold Avatar, claims developer

John70

MW2

IW alienated clans who wanted their own dedicated servers to run training and play in ladder matches.

IW alienated the modding community when they dedicated not to have dedicated servers so there was no chance of people creating custom maps.

For these types of games to succeed on a PC the games need to allow players to create their own maps and create custom mods.

It was for these reasons why many people cancelled their orders and went back to CoD4.

Do this claim take into account cancelled or refunded orders?

This reminds me when there was an outcry from PC gamers about CoD2 which had no anti-cheat technology which caused the CoD community to lock out their servers for a day as a sign of protest.

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Stargazers spy super-Earth waterworld

John70

Earth-Like

I think we should start using planet classifications like in Star Trek instead of using Earth-Like.

Earth = M Class - sutible for human life.

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Villagers revolt over BT chairman's broadband

John70

Wireless

They should force him to put Wireless Router in his house so they all can have free access to the Internet.

Network the village with Wireless.

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'Alienated' gamer sues WoW for ruining life

John70
Joke

Did he have to...

...link is Epics and Achievements before he could continue his lawsuit?

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Advertisers say new cookie law met by browser settings

John70

Ads

And what about non-EU advertising companies. Will this ruling affect them?

The advertisers should be forced to use .ads domain so we can block them out in one go.

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Parents demand control over text messaging

John70

@Andrew Moore

Why not put pressure on the school to ban mobile phones from school as well?

There is no reason why a child needs to use a phone in school since most of their mates are there as well, especially an 8 yo.

An 8yo with a mobile phone will be a bigger target for theft.

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Play.com leaves Modern Warfare 2 buyers empty handed

John70

What do you expect...

...with these postal strikes and also a large demand for the game?

After saying that Play.com did email me saying that they would try to get the game to me on launch date by using a courier.

And they lived up to their promise. A courier did deliver the game on launch day.

Also on a side note, I've very rarely have any problems with Play.com

Out of the number of years I've used them only 2 items have gone missing in the post which Play.com sent out a replacement with no hassle.

But it's just like any other company, a majority of people have no problems where as a handful have nothing but problems.

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Santa in Phones4U booze'n'fags logo 'shock'

John70

Looks like something...

...that should be in Viz.

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BT call centre staff snaffle £45m lottery win

John70
WTF?

Call Centre

There is a call centre in the UK?

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Irish brogue voted world's sexiest accent

John70
Thumb Up

Don't care which...

...part of Ireland

Irish female accents are just sexy.

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Europe plots black boxes for cars

John70
Joke

Accidents

"Similar boxes are used by managers of fleet vehicles and police forces, with dramatic improvements in accidents"

Does this mean that they will be checking to see that the next addicent will be more dramatic then the last one?

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ICANN goes to Korea so web addresses can go global

John70

@AC 15:31

They could impose rules that only Latin letters must be used for specific TLDs (.com, .co.uk) and all the dodgy characters restricted to the country's TLD.

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Digital River makes total hash of Windows 7 upgrade offer

John70

ISO

Don't know why they are using .BOX

I can download Win7 from MSDN in ISO format.

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Barclays computers suffer Monday morning meltdown

John70

Timebomb

Did one of the laid off staff insert a timebomb into the code?

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Ares I: What's the point?

John70
Alien

Next Step...?

Isn't the next step from the Space Shuttle is to develop a space craft that can take off from a runway (or VTOL) and enter earth's orbit without the need for booster rockets?

I think using a capsule is a backward step for the space programme.

Just start using those captured alien flying saucers...

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Remote IT support 'is harder'

John70

Remote Support

Remote Support is one thing when you don't have to look the person in the eye and lie.

Local Support gives you the chance to roam the office building and become a Desk Rabbit (ref: The IT Crowd) when the cute blonde in finance has a problem ;)

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Historian slams 'absolutely crazy' UK time zone

John70

@jon 72: Decimal Time

"At least nobody has suggested changing the world time to decimal.."

Let's see...

100 seconds = 1 minute Decitime

100 minutes = 1 hour Decitime

8.64 hours = 1 day Decitime

An 8 hour working day = 2.88 Decitime hour working day

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Steve Ballmer's Windows 7 dance party

John70

All I can say is...

...buy shares in monitor cleaning products with all this touch screen teccy...

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Microsoft-tested browser prosecution snares tech giants

John70

ASP.NET

It sounds like any application written using ASP.NET could be affected.

The application object could refer to the DLL created by ASP.NET to do background processing on the server.

"After launching the program object, the user is able to interact with the object as the invention provides for ongoing interprocess communication between the application object (program) and the browser program"

http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/7599985/fulltext.html

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Beeb unveils new Doctor Who logo

John70

Russell T Davis

[The first, The Waters of Mars, also features Lindsay Duncan, and promises "thrills as well as chills* when the Tardis touches down on the Red Planet".

* Who fans may find the fact that Russell T Davies co-wrote the episode a chilling enough prospect.]

You mean there is a RTD storey that isnt in Cardiff??

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MyConservatives website collapses at launch

John70

@Lee Jackson 1

Labour should kicked out of Parliment altogether after the complete mess they have made.

Like the mess they made before pre-1979 but people forgot and voted them in again in 1997.

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Microsoft howls as Google turns IE into Chrome

John70
Grenade

Don't Panic...

...Microsoft will release a fix to "patch" this "security hole".

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Texas Instruments aims lawyers at calculator hackers

John70

Calculator

Who cares if they want to change the way the calculator works, it's just a calculator.

It's not like stealing their code to put into another product, they just improving the damn thing...

They might finally get the answer to 42

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IBM Linux chief: Chasing desktop Windows a 'dead-end'

John70

Linux Desktop

One of the reasons that Linux hasn't made it to the desktop is commercial games.

If games companies don't start creating games for Linux then Linux will be stuck as a server OS.

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Second Life slapped with counterfeit sex toy suit

John70

Second Life

Don't know about Second Life but these people need to get a life.

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Virgin cops to bad routing

John70

99% Service?

If they guarantee a 99% service that means it should be up 361 days out of 365.

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Twits twitter while driving

John70

Video

I think they should show that video to learner drivers as part of the exam to pass their test.

I also think it would be a more effective TV advert but unfortunately people will complain it's too gory to show.

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