* Posts by Doogs

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Australia's Dick finally drops off

Doogs

Shame

My first computer was the Dick Smith VZ-200, brought home by my Dad when I was a little'un. Kickstarted the shift in my interests from electronics to computing, and so shaped my whole career and therefore life.

Funny how things happen.

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'Hot Tech Talent' IT job board ads caught up in sexism allegations

Doogs

Re: Bring back the diet coke ad!

I've recently seen it "reimagined" by a cheap supermarket - Lidl I think - to sell hot cross buns.

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Electronic Superhighway 2016-1966 – a retro: Texts, ar*se and ASCII rolls

Doogs
Happy

Art is subjective, therefore art is whatever I think is art.

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Google to deep six dodgy download buttons

Doogs

Re: What does to deep mean?

I always thought it was Air Force slang related to the "clock" method of relating a direction: eg deep 6 would mean to put something far behind you (ie 6 o'clock position).

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If you can't buy bootleg gear online in New York, this may be why

Doogs

You know, I really thought it said Unisex Smegma for a couple of seconds...

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In redneck heaven, internet outages are the American Way

Doogs

And a big fella, too.

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BAD things happen to GOOD robots in America: hitchBot DECAPITATED

Doogs
Trollface

An experiment in human attitudes

What? Still a valid result, isn't it?

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Han Solo to get solo prequel flick in 2018, helmed by LEGO men

Doogs
Alert

Cashing in

Another Christmas special can't be far off, then?

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

Doogs

Re: FURY ROAD!!!

Maximum Overdrive

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Zionists stole my SHOE, claims Muslim campaigner

Doogs
Joke

"El Reg was unable to contact Mossad for a comment"

Wonder if having Mossad annoyed at you is worse than having Apple annoyed at you...

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Microsoft finally finishes its PowerPC emulator

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Mushroom

Re: What about the original XBox

Yeah, and Total Annihilation still pisses all over Planetary Annihilation.

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Did you almost prang a 737 jet with a drone over Dallas? The FAA would like a word

Doogs

Re: Freaking lasers*

"frozen chickens"...

http://www.snopes.com/science/cannon.asp

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HTC execs: Oh dear, did we say we'd sell lots of smartphones? Our bad

Doogs

Yep, I'd've definitely bought an M8/9, but my 3 year old One X is still going strong and shows no sign of giving up the ghost any time soon. Excellent phone, best I ever had.

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O2 craps itself on national Blighty holiday as cabinet minister moans: 'Oi, sort it out!'

Doogs

Was an odd one - both my missus and me are on giffgaff; she had a signal while I didn't.

So, in our house, the problem was "isolated" to me.

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Manchester car park lock hack leads to horn-blare hoo-ha

Doogs

Blocking mobile adverts just became that little bit easier

Doogs

Operators blocking ads

and replacing them with their own?

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Viagra makes it HARD for malaria, bug-boffins discover

Doogs

Re: I feel I should make some comment...

Missed it by a gnat's todger...

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The yummy mummies' likeable wagon: Nissan Qashqai Tekna

Doogs

Customer Service?

I've seen a few owner reviews where they've had pretty terrible customer service when their new Kumquat went wrong (mostly electrical, if I recall correctly). Weeks at the stealer, with the problem still there when they finally get it back, that sort of thing.

I was quite interested in it until I saw those; put me right off.

Can anyone corroborate/refute this?

Another interesting looking vehicle is the soon-to-be released Honda HR-V "sub-compact crossover". Specs/price seem a little too good to be true, maybe?

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Cyber-scum deface Nazi concentration camp memorial website

Doogs

@Cameron Colley Re: Objectively disgusting, obvs. Subjectively...

Nah, no cause. I'm obviously rubbish at trolling, only the one downvote.

Was just trying (and failing) to posit it from a different angle, but you're correct; the child porn means I chose the wrong subject for my experiment.

Sincere apologies if I have caused any offense on my part.

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Doogs
Trollface

Objectively disgusting, obvs. Subjectively...

Better or worse behaviour than drawing an insulting cartoon of someone's prophet?

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Amstrad founder Lord Sugar quits 'anti-enterprise' Labour party

Doogs

Re: Hmm

I expect some of those that voted Labour were actually voting for their local Labour MP. Some MPs can be quite decent people (for pollies), despite their party.

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Huawei P8: Chinese mobes have arrived and the West should tremble

Doogs

Re: Who are we?

Huawei the lads?

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US law enforcement rushes to assist bumbling Canuck pirates

Doogs

ffs

"reached out to us"

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Choc Factory's king codec serves 25 BEELLION Tube hours

Doogs

Re: Must be my eyes

Pretty useless frame for comparison, bunch of people one side, a wall the other. The ceiling tiles look a bit sharper under VP9 according to my eyes.

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Layla enjoys a Sanskrit makeover: Clapton set to become one of several Gods

Doogs

Which Leela?

Doctor Who or Futurama?

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Can't pay $349 for an Apple Watch? Get a Chinese knockoff for less than $50

Doogs

Re: Not really a knockoff....

Unfortunately, my even older Ironman required a CRT monitor for the interface, so had to be consigned to the Drawer Of Ancient Technology eventually. Sort of dabbled with writing code for it while it lived, though; still have the SDK (or whatever Timex called it) around somewhere.

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HAPPY 20th Birthday MICROSOFT BOB

Doogs

Whoops

Managed to crash it within about 3 seconds of starting it.

"General Protection Fault in UTOPIA.DLL" or something...

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Storm in a K-Cup: My SHAME over the eco-monster I created, says coffee pod inventor

Doogs

Yep, love my Aeropress. No crema though. Apparently you can get a metal mesh to replace the paper disc that allows crema, but that'd add faff too.

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Is light a wave or a particle? Beaming boffins prove it's BOTH

Doogs

Should that be "reverse the neutrality of the polariton flow"?

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Watch: FIRE-SPITTING time-lapse images of Sol showcase NASA's sun-gazing highs

Doogs

Re: THAT !

The hero pic used at the top of the article has been my desktop background since it was released in 2012.

I like your thinking. :)

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Doogs
Happy

Beautiful...

Just beautiful.

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Searching to destroy ... Bing? Facebook JILTS Microsoft

Doogs

Re: Does this article...

Just replace www in the url with an m and... presto! stupid ginormous image be gone!

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Sick of the 'criminal' lies about pie? Lobby the government HERE

Doogs

100,000 signatures won't necessarily force a debate; it just means they might think about possibly having a debate, if they have time.

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Bang! You're dead. Who gets your email, iTunes and Facebook?

Doogs

Well, technically, as your sphincters relax...

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The Nokia ENIGMA THING and its SECRET, TERRIBLE purpose

Doogs

Re: I no what it is

As any fule kno...

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Bible THUMP: Good Book beats Darwin to most influential tome title

Doogs

Re: Don't Panic!

If it's breadth of time you're after, I rather enjoyed Deep Time by David Darling some time (SWIDT?) ago.

Probably not as accurate as it used to be, but still interesting I think.

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UNCHAINING DEMONS which might DESTROY HUMANITY: Musk on AI

Doogs

Re: Nah.

I guess that why it's termed Artificial Intelligence rather than Artificial Sapience?

Agree with you about human/machine hybridization. I suspect that'll be the way of it. More of an evolution than a revolution.

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Are there sounds on Mars? NASA launches audio athenaeum

Doogs

Re: I sense a Bowie listening session coming up

Or Lemon Jelly...

"Zero G and I feel fine"

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One step closer to ROBOT BUTLERS: Dyson flashes vid of VACUUM SUCKER bot

Doogs

Re: Apple school of marketing?

"Dirt or debris, you're coming with me."

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Doogs

Apple school of marketing?

Clearly a "homage" to the original RoboCop, Shirley?

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Drunkards warned: If you can't walk in a straight line, don't shop online, you fool!

Doogs

I remember my dad relating how he had to return an e-type Jag once after a drunken purchase.

Long before the www and online shopping, though.

Presumably before drunk driving laws too... :(

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Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty

Doogs

Re: So basiclly,

Pretty sure I read somewhere that was true; UK has greater incidence of obesity per capita than US but, as usual, Yanks tend to take it to extremes. ;)

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Too rich for an iPhone 6? How about a gold-plated Brikk?

Doogs

All that money...

and you don't even get a slice of lemon?

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Flamewars in SPAAACE: cooler fires hint at energy efficiency

Doogs

Re: GEET Engine?

Thanks for that link - hilarious!

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OKCupid: OK, STUPID, YES we set you up with BAD DATES. On purpose

Doogs

"exchanged more messages than usual"

I expect they'd be mostly about what the other person looked like then.

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The Pirate Bay opens mobile site

Doogs

Android?

Here's a couple:

The Descent

MacGyver Deadly Descent

I believe the original Descent has also been ported to Android. Was a good game back in the day. Unless you suffered from motion sickness...

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Don't put that duffel bag full of cash in the hotel room safe

Doogs

Re: If everyone has their own number ...

Only if you look at the single digits.

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'iPhone 6' survives FRENZIED STABBING. Truly, it is the JESUS Phone

Doogs

Re: bull...

I've been carting a liquid metal usb stick around in my pocket for years. It's not so much scratched as developed a kind of patina. I've been annoyed with Apple for a long time now for stitching up the liquid metal contract; I would defo love another higher capacity usb stick made with it, damn good stuff.

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USA to insist on pre-flight mobe power probe

Doogs
Mushroom

Re: New???

My old TF101 has a rather large space in its keyboard between the battery packs with a metal weight to stop it tipping over. Easily replaced with something a bit more "energetic".

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