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* Posts by Thomas 4

1514 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009

Playboy, Virgin Galactic tout zero-grav nookie in spaaaaace!

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Re: Re: Zero gravity sex-suites?

Would there be a problem with....fluids?

Although the idea of zero-G breasts sounds pretty cool.

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Asus peddles three-in-one smartphone, tablet, netbook

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Nice

As ideas go, this actually makes a lot of sense, assuming a sensible pricing strategy. If the "pad" is the same price as a normal one then it's going to tank the whole idea really.

Of course, if you get a call while the phone is inside the tablet it could get interesting.

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Sony Xperia converts flash motors into fancy remotes

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@Queens

"It's a well known fact that any CD left unattended in a car for more than two weeks automatically morphs into a "Best of Queen" CD." - Messers Pratchett & Gaiman.

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Galaxy is teeming with homeless planets

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Bloody migrant planets

Coming over here, stealing all our sunshine. They should piss off back to the Orion Nebula where they came from, etc.

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Syndicate

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Unhappy

It was intended to be a reboot

But ended up as a savage kick in the teeth.

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This is great news!

I didn't know you could get Syndicate on GoG! =D

As for this, it looks like it's going to be the prequel trilogy all over again. *rocks back and forward muttering "it never existed" over and over again*

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Freetard-friendly MP allegedly cuffed after scrap in Commons bar

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I'm more curious to know

Why he was there in the first place and which MP was keeping him topped up with well-kept ale.

.....actually, why would an MP be buying our beloved editor drinks....?

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Squirrelled away: seeds survive 30,000-year winter

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Wait

Is 70 Grays the number of squirrels or the amount of radiation?

Skim reading ftl.

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HP's Whitman suggests Googorola may close Android

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Re: Re: Not hard to beat Apotheker...

I thought HP's core business was buying up other companies like Compaq and Palm, suck the life from them for a bit before heaving them into a skip.

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Canadians revolt over draconian internet privacy bill

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WTF?

Re: "hiding behind the abuse of children to justify a bill that is massively unpopular"

Wow, it's too bad those two fuckwits pushing SOPA through congress didn't think of this.

"But your honour, we have to protect our sweet and innocent children from the EVIL PREDATORY youtube video uploaders!!!!"

"Bill passed."

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Sony 'fesses to Whitney Houston price hike 'error'

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Accidents happen

It's quite understandable.

Someone accidentally went through the Apple library index, accidentally clicked on Whitney Houston, accidentally clicked on the set price field, accidentally deleted the old price, accidentally typed in a higher price and then accidentally clicked on the "Submit" button.

Clumsy people in the music industry.

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Black Ops has best videogame ending ever

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FAIL

Off the top of my head

I can think of 20 titles more deserving than Crap of Duty: Bollocks. Bastion for a start, Sam and Max, Day of the Tentacle....

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Comet sheds 450 jobs in biz survival struggle

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Huh?

"The VC last week brought in former Dixons bigwig John Clare as chairman to help turn around operations"

Yes because Dixons is a roaring success right now isn't it.

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IT guy answers daughter's Facebook rant by shooting her laptop

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Seriously

Is there any chance of a series of Friday afternoon articles detailing the various alternative methods of IT hardware disposal? Because if you are, I have an old Powerbook that needs taking around the back of the shed. Mind you, the aluminium casing might be a bit tough....

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So basically

A "cappedtop"?

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Coming to a continent near you: America

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I intend to have myself cyrogenically frozen for 10 million years

...and if you're wrong, I'm going to travel back in time and punch you in the face.

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I can totally see Ronnald Emerich directing this film

Probably a snappy title, i dunno "Tectonic" or something.

A CGI budget that comprises 99% of the film

A nice tag line like "When continents start getting frisky, pray that you're on top."

And maybe chuck in an annoying kid somewhere and a Feel-Good-Family-Message.

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Met thumbed through Oyster card data up to 22,000 times in 4 years

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I can't imagine it would make for riveting reading...

7:45am Mr X swipes in at Waterloo for Jubilee Line to Stratford

8:00am Mr X still waiting

8:30am Mr X still waiting

9:45am Mr X swipes out at Waterloo and starts walking to Stratford

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HP hands in-house Android code to TouchPad tablet hackers

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What?

You actually thought HP was a business instead of a money pit?

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Russians drill into buried 20 million-year-old Antarctic lake

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You might even say

...she's a little cold towards him, or possibly even frigid.

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Nope, too easy

I was going to make a rather pertinant remark about heavy drilling being needed but decided it would be inappropriate.

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Parliament ponders £400,000 iPads-for-MPs plan

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Wait

Don't forget you need a Macbook Air and iPhone 4 to use that with!

(That's not a dig at the mindless drooling simpletons otherwise known as Apple fanbois, it's a dig at the mindless drooling simpletons that are our elected officials)

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Upgrade eliminates Atlantis from Google Earth

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I daresay.....

New Jersey would be considerably improved by dumping it at the bottom of the Atlantic.

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Doctors sick of anonymous-coward NHS feedback commentards

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@Larry

Isn't it absolutely hilarious when someone loses their job and potentially wrecks their career when you make an anon troll post:? I tell you, my sides are absolutely splitting when he goes home to his family and tells them he's unemployed because someone on the internet put him in an impossible situation.

There is a time and place for trolling. A forum dedicated to medical needs where a comment could save someone's life is not it.

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SpaceX successfully tests SuperDraco rescue rockets

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Very true

It seems like they hired the orange core from the end of Portal 2 to be their project director and have been diligently following his instructions ever since.

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Final Fantasy XIII-2

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@DAM

It's a creature called a Cactuar.

Usually they're an absolute bugger to hit in melee and suicide for under-levelled characters because of the way they always do 1000 damage per hit. Also apparently edible according to some games in the series.

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@Gordon

Agreed. I recently picked up a PSP from game for the sole purpose of playing Square's FF back catalogue - FF V with it's awesome job system, FF VI for it's amazing storyline, FF VII....

I think it was around 8 that the rot started to set in. There was an over-reliance on the summoned creatures (or Guardian Forces as the game called them) to do most of the work. This meant that the main characters themselves lost a lot of their attachment because aside from their Limit Breaks, they were pretty much just blank slates. It didn't help matters that Squall was an unlikeable asshole as well.

FF IX was a step back in the right direction, although the irritating character syndrome did rear its head from time to time. Cutscenes and summon scenes also increased again.

And then we had FF X. A beautifully rendered game with beautiful graphics but absolutely zero charm. Then X-2, XII, XIII.....in each one the game play and characterisation took a definite back seat to seeing how far they could push the graphics engine.

FF doesn't do it for me any more and I'm happy playing the SNES ones with crappy graphics and characters that I actually give a damn about.

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RIM's cartoon superheroes inspire caustic Tweet-storm

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I fail to see the problem

After all, this kind of cartoon marketing looks just great on my Playbook.

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Boffins make graphene micro-distillery

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Pint

Home brewing question

Is this what they mean by micro-brewed?

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Nintendo cuts full-year forecast – by BILLIONS

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Have to agree

I actually have a 3DS and it's spent most of it's time gathering dust on the shelf because there's a dire lack of decent games for it. The ergonomics are not amazing either and if the rumours of a 3DSi are true with the dual stick function, then I really wasted my money. =/

I'll probably trade it in this weekend for something else.

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HP outlines schedule for full WebOS open source release

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"HP was still totally committed to WebOS"

"What's that? You want a new device that uses WebOS? Yeah, right."

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Try a 'shroom before ruling on chill pills, boffin tells gov

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We will not be seen as a government that endorse drug use!

Now shut up and eat your Prozac.

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Lego readies kit for Minecraft lovers

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Yummy recursion!

They'd need to tweak the Lego figures for the Minecraft kits though.

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Juror jailed for looking up rape defendant on Google

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I'm sorry my English isn't good enough to understand the instructions given...

...but it's certainly good enough to understand what's being said in court about the case and what I read about the defendant on reliable news sources like Yahoo and The Sun.

....actually scratch that last bit.

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Starship Voyager dumped into skip

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FAIL

Seems perfectly reasonable

After all, the man has put his heart and soul and ten *years* of hard work into it. So on top of bankruptcy, losing his home and a failed business, why not completely destroy the one thing he had to keep him going? I'm sure he'll be very appreciative of your sentiments. Jackass.

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HP palms £316m in DWP desktop deal

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Unhappy

Editorial note

Never use "HP" and "Palm" in the same sentence together ever again.

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'Hannibal' leaks '100,000 Facebook logins'

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Do not undermine his glorious efforts!

The General of the Israeli Hacking Core will drive the hated oppressors back, such as 42-year-old Mrs Smith* who defies our God-blessed state by posting a picture of her cat on Facebook. She will suffer the ultimate punishment and learn that Facebook is only for "our" sort of people.

* Yes, I know Smith probably isn't a Palastinian name. Shut up.

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George Lucas: 'No more Star Wars'

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Meh

@dZ

Yup - I just bought a set of those DVDs.

.....wait, did I just funnel even *more* of my money into Lucas' gaping wallet? Goddamn it.

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Unhappy

*sigh*

I'll be eternally grateful to the man that made A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. I won't miss the man he became, corrupted by his own self-importance and blind arrogance.

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'Space Monkey' craze: Texan students 'get high' by choking each other

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Likewise

When I was at secondary in the early 90s, other juvenille misanthropes were engaging in this, although the method involved hyper ventilating and use of a couple of pressure points on the skull.

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Teen net addicts pee in bottles to stay glued to WoW

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FAIL

Indeed.

This article also has the whiff of someone being trolled. I've known some pretty hardcore WoW players in my time but not one of them has ever done stuff like that. Next we'll be hearing how sweet little Timmy from the Home Counties whores himself out every evening to pay for Farmville items.

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Modeling-clay iPads foisted on unwary Canucks

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We're missing the big picture here

Does it perform better or worse than the hand painted wooden iPad, now available from dodgy car parks everywhere?

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Plan hatched to view Milky Way's black hole heart

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Meh

Actually

I'd have to say a blackhole actually eats like my cat, given how often the wretched creature pesters me for food.

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RIM readies 7in, 10in BlackBerry tablets for 2012

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I'm tempted to get a generation 1 Playbook

*IF* the price crash happens in the UK as well. A realistic price can do wonders for oversold tech.

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Apple offers cash for old kit

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GX4000

The consoles themselves aren't too hard to find but the games themselves, that's serious money, especially if it's still boxed.

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Child labour, lost wages uncloaked by Apple factories audit

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The Foxconn School of Management

"Our customers are leaving us because of the way we treat our employees!"

"They've never had a problem with us giving them low wages and long hours before, why do they care now?"

"It doesn't matter! Unless we can find a way to bring them back to us, we're doomed!"

"Well, we could always try lowering our prices..."

"But where could we make the savings necessary to do that?"

"I know - we can 'recalculate' employee salaries and 'revise' their working hours....."

"I like the way you think."

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Wikipedia to shut down Wednesday in SOPA protest

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PROTECT-IP

Preventing Real Online Threats as opposed to fake ones?

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Ten... stars of the Consumer Electronics Show

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You missed a golden opportunity El Reg

If there was a product worth mocking at CES this year, it had to be Razer's Project Fiona with it's deadly serious trailer video - those who have seen it will know what I mean.

For those that haven't, Project Fiona is Razer's attempt at "mobile PC gaming", which in this case consists of a tablet with two Wii-mote lookalikes strapped to its sides. The net result looks hideously unergonomic, in addition to just being hideous.

Nice try Razer but I think I'll stick with my own method of "mobile PC gaming". It's called a laptop. Perhaps you've heard of them.

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'My product is driPhone, not iPhone'

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We are Apple

We don't have our cases dismissed.

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Reg Hardware Awards 2011 Winners

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I'd have to agree....

"Utterly Useful Mobile App of the Year" - Siri-ously?

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