* Posts by Doogs

94 posts • joined 29 May 2009

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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

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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

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Re: FURY ROAD!!!

Maximum Overdrive

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Zionists stole my SHOE, claims Muslim campaigner

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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

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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

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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!'

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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

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Blocking mobile adverts just became that little bit easier

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Operators blocking ads

and replacing them with their own?

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Viagra makes it HARD for malaria, bug-boffins discover

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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

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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

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@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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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

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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

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Re: Who are we?

Huawei the lads?

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US law enforcement rushes to assist bumbling Canuck pirates

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ffs

"reached out to us"

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Choc Factory's king codec serves 25 BEELLION Tube hours

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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

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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

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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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Happy

Beautiful...

Just beautiful.

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Searching to destroy ... Bing? Facebook JILTS Microsoft

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Tech that we want (but they never seem to give us)

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Not asking for much

Bring back the Microsoft Trackball Explorer. My ancient one is now on its last legs and I don't know what I'm gonna do without it.

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HTC One M8: Reg man takes spin in Alfa Romeo of smartphone world

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Re: IR

Always found IR remote control quite handy on my RX3715.

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ISPs' pirate-choking blocking measures ARE effective – music body

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Re: How about VPN use, is that down?

Talking about old school, have you seen the capacity of USB sticks recently?

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Magnets to stick stuff to tablets: Yup, there's an Apple patent application for that

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Super Bowl's SUPER BALLSUP: CBS broadcasts Wi-Fi password

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Errm...

Don't think marko is a username... WiFi SSID, Shirly?

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Microsoft releases wonderfully loopy experimental GIF-jiggler

Doogs

They've been using this to create short video loops on the Bing home page.

Yes, I'm one of the few people who use Bing (well, every now and then anyway, for specific purposes).

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Big Content says Pirates of the Caribbean do their worst in Australia

Doogs

...being ignored by state and federal police “despite multiple entreaties by rights holders”

I expect the usual has happened, the various MAFIAA type organizations have come wading in too strong, demanding this and that, thereby pissing off the national and local plod, who then feel there's no need to be hasty about an "issue" that's not actually risking anyone's life or limb.

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