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1143 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009

Facebook's flush Sheryl Sandberg savaged over UNPAID intern advert

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Small correction

Sheryl Sandberg faced a backlash on her free-content network

Content-free network, shurely.

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Obama appoints intelligence boss to run 'independent' review of NSA

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They must have some good shit on Obama

Just a thought.

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Leaked photos of iPhone 5C parts portend ugly Google legal battle

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Really?

Here – with the help of Photoshop for a bit of cut-and-paste – are Dickenson's volume buttons:

Prior art: Teletext remote control buttons

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Elon Musk unveils Hyperloop – the subsonic tube of tomorrow

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Re: Sounds a lot like the Transit Tubes...

in "Logan's Run"

Or this from somewhat earlier.

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New blinged-up 'iPhone 5S' touted by Jobs FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE

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Re: New iPhone?

The new one will be improved perfection

Improved perception, maybe.

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New iPhone?

I thought the current one was perfection.

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1,100 haiku heading to Mars on next NASA mission

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They sent DVD.

Martians may have VHS

Or Betamax still.

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DON'T PANIC: Amazon's Chromecast late-ship email was a blunder

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Shurely shome mishtake

Steaming stick.

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Study finds online commentards easily duped, manipulated

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I live in a western democracy

Voting is an illusion. The bastards always win.

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Silent Circle shutters email service

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Unhappy

Blimey.

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BlackBerry slides crown jewels into Samsung: BBM Android app touted

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Was Re: Too little, too late.

Completely OT but I can't help noticing comment replies are now offset to the right by about 80 pixels.

When did this happen, El Reg, and is it a nested offset?

Edit: Not nested. Hmmm.

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Buy a household 3D printer, it'll pay for itself in MONTHS!

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Re: Spoon holder...

My wife has a spoon holder. A nasty cheap plastic affair.

I have a spoon holder. It's made of hand.

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Ministry of Fun launches news quiz - and the BBC is in its sights

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Re: Multiple view points

trashy or Murdoch

You can't have the latter without the former.

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Mozilla ponders blinkers for your browser

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No

The problem with this kind of idea is that you eventually get herded into a dead end when it narrows down your interests. I prefer the serendipitous nature of random online discoveries.

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What did the Romans ever do for us? Packet switching...

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"The next generation of network was the railway"

*cough*

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The FLOATING mobile phone shop on the edge of the Internet

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Great article

More Reg journos should recount their holidays from a tech perspective.

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NSA chief leaks info on data sharing tech: It's SharePoint

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Re: Sharepoint isn't the only thing they use

Forest Dwellers of Borneo

Probably the best band I ever heard.

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Spotify: If musicians don't give us their stuff they get pirated more

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Re: Nearly Zero.

payout rates are scarcely distinguishable from what piracy pays: i.e. "zero".

Given the choice between zero and near zero I know which choice I'd make.

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UK parliament presses for pardon for Alan Turing

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Re: Hollywood Pressure

there's a Turing biopic coming out

Please, no. Is nothing sacred?

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UK gov's smart meter dream unplugged: A 'colossal waste of cash'

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Do these people stay indoors when the radiation of the sun is out?

If they have any sense, yes. If not then suitable precautions need to be taken.

You should see the people that fix the roads around here. They dress like someone cleaning up Fukushima despite 30+ shade temperatures.

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UK discovers Huawei UK staff auditing Huawei kit: Govt orders probe

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Does every piece of kit get the same treatment?

Is Cisco vetted for foreign government backdoors, for example? After all, we know the US has massive form.

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1953: How Quatermass switched Britons from TV royalty to TV sci-fi

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Re: Bah!

Britain did have a successful rocket programme for launching the Prospero satellite but it was cancelled.. If you have 25 minutes to spare this is well worth watching. No captured German scientists involved, unlike the US and USSR efforts.

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Re: A pedantic ex-BBC VT engineer points out...

I didn't say they were perfect, I was just pointing out they are there. Anyone that hasn't seen Quatermass will be able to see what it was like. And FWIW I've just been watching the first episode of The Pit again and it's none too shabby at all.

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Re: A pedantic ex-BBC VT engineer points out...

But despite that many episodes of Quatermass still exist. Lots of them now reside at archive.org.

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Tweet like escaping Hell depends on it, Twitter Catholics told

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How many tweets...

...does a priest need to make to gain forgiveness for fucking a choirboy?

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Ad man: Mozilla 'radicals' and 'extremists' want to wreck internet economy

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Clueless

To Rothenberg, however, the idea of a browser that knows how to block cookies from selective sources is not only abhorrent, but it could mean the destruction of an entire segment of the global economy.

There's already at least one browser that knows how to block cookies from selective sources. It's called Mozilla Firefox. It's not a default state and the user has to select this option manually but the option is there.

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The IT crowd: Fiercely loyal geeks or 'inflexible, budget-padding' creeps?

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The reality...

...is more often than not something like this.

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Boeing batteries back under spotlight as 787 burns at Heathrow

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Re: Looks a

Allegedly Boeing have the repair techniques ready and waiting.

Yes, tried and tested techniques exist.

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Daddy-o, you're all wet... baffled by your own kids on the web - survey

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YOLO

Except for Buddhists.

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Universal Credit? Universal DISCREDIT, more like, say insiders

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"Let The Register know. We guarantee your anonymity"

Are you still sure about that?

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Elon Musk's Grasshopper tops 300m, lands safely

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Re: Merlin engine?

Not quite.

My original comment was meant to be humorous but if you want to get serious then this imposter engine will only earn the name Merlin when it has changed the course of a world war and subsequent history.

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Merlin engine?

That name has already been taken and is no longer available.

How about Merkin engine instead?

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Americans attempt to throw off oppressive, unresponsive rulers on 4th of July

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4th July 1776

The world's longest running corporate tax evasion scam begins.

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Bigger than Twitter: Opera releases rebuilt Chromium-based browser

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Re: Obsession with 'market share'

Heck I bet Ferrari and Rolls Royce dont have much market share either but you dont see such owners stressing whether they ought to have bought a Ford!

You don't see Ferrari and Rolls Royce choosing to fit Ford engines either.

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Judge nixes Microsoft SkyDrive name in BSkyB court ruling

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An idea for the new name

RupertIsAnArseDrive.

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iOS7 headshaking interface revealed

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It's lucky heavy metal fans don't move their heads much

Oh wait.

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Labels to get, count them, 0.13 cents per play on Apple iRadio

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Pandora explains

Worth a read. Did Pink Floyd get it wrong?

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Trick-cyclist's claim: I have FOUND how to get GIRLS INTO TECH

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Enormous tits

Many of the blokes in IT are enormous tits. It doesn't help.

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Boffins light way to photonic computing with 1PB DVD tech

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Coat's First Law Of Optical Media

Any new and larger optical drive will only have enough capacity to back up the hard drive space you had five years ago.

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Norks taunt, yank Yanks' crank over PRISM: US is 'rights abuse kingpin'

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Re: I don't know

Which of the two countries are you talking about?

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Soylent days and soylent nights

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"if it's not chilled, it's utterly disgusting"

Sounds like Australian beer.

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Google launches broadband balloons, radio astronomy frets

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Can't wait until the anti-windfarm brigade see this

And here's how the Google Time Machine visualised the idea over London in the 1940s.

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Reg hack prepares to live off wondergloop Soylent

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Speaking as a vegan...

...I want to know how much they'd pay me to eat this.

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What do you mean WHY is Sony PS4 so pricey in Oz?

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Re: Landfill devices

Obvious fanboi troll is obvious

I wish people would stop repeating these pat little phrases. They add nothing.

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KEEP CALM and Carry On: PRISM itself is not a big deal

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"U.S. government also acquired a back way in"

It's worth remembering that this very organ reported about possible backdoors in Skype some five years ago.

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Apple at WWDC: Sleek new iOS, death of the big cats, pint-sized Mac Pro

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Let me get this straight...

...Windows was uncool because it ran on Intel chips.

Unix was uncool because beardy geeks like it.

Vista was uncool because of the interface.

And now Apple is using all of them,

Apple is the new old.

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CIA-funded upstart: THE TRUTH about Prism and NSA's web snooping

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Another CIA-funded upstart...

...is Google Earth, aka Keyhole Inc, financed by In-Q-Tel, the venture capital wing of the CIA.

*waves at the spooks*

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New Android plan: Gurn at your phone to unlock it

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I claim prior art

I noticed years ago that a "tongue protrusion" always gained me entry.

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US spyboss: Yes, we ARE snooping on you, but think of the TERRORISTS

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Good luck, Theresa May...

...You're going to need all the luck you can get with your steenkin' Snoopers' Charter now.

I need multiple icons for this one but will settle for the black helicopters.

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Culture Sec: You - Google. Where's the off switch for all this filth?

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Tory policy on censorship

Censorship in Turkey = Bad.

Censorship in the UK = Good.

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