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* Posts by YP

30 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009

US parents proclaim 811 'Messiahs'

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Re: Wot?

If you'd followed teh link you would have found 7 babies per million were called Judas

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Holiday HELL: Pourquoi, monsieur, why is there no merdique Wi-Fi here?

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Meh

A sad inditement on modern society

I like how you managed to avoid all teh usual German stereotypes, well done :-)

However the fact that you can be away from Wi-Fi for a week is very very sad. I usually chose holdiays where can't be reached by phone, let alone where they have WiFi. I am amazed though that you actually took physical discs, rather than ripping them, I thought you were a tech journo

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Google's Street View cars venture inside TARDIS

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Re: "Works if using original Google Maps"

Works for me in FF. I just followed the link and voila :-)

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Tough luck, bumpkins! Blighty broadband speed gap misery worsens

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FAIL

ditto

I live in South Harrow, guess what 2.5Mbps was about the best I could get (despite BT saying I should get 6), on a very good day, and then it would constantly drop (I wish we had Cu, it's all Al round here). Still seems like sometime next eyar before the cable gets laid, despite the fact that one street over it's already there. So I had no option but to go to Virgin.

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Ginni blasts 'slow' IBM staff after poor Q1 results

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Happy

Thanks god

I left!

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Psst, wanna block nuisance calls? BT'll do it... for a price

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Stop

the new bane of my life

is the message that says 'this is an important message about <blah> press 1 to call us back, or 9 to be removed from the database'

How on earth can I stop these? I really don't believe pressing 9 does anything other than let them know I picked up.

And while I'm at it, it's the people who say 'this is not a sales call, we are conducting a short survey....'. At least I have fun with the 'I am John from Windows Support, you have problem with your computer we can help' Not had them fora log time unfortunately.

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Japanese firm offers 4-tonne GIANT MECHs for just $1.3m

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Happy

want/need

No I have to buy a lottery ticket!

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Hands on with the HP Envy X2

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Facepalm

Re: Um, guys

Some people,really have got a sense of humour by pass (assuming that is that original was supposed to be funny/ironic )

However:

1. Apple have managed to patent a 'wedge shaped computer' so it breaks their patent (yet again so does my netbook but Asus haven't been used yet

2. I'm surprised Apple haven't tried to patent the 'novel method of providing written communication involving 26 characters and 10 'numbers' and a few squiggles to provide context'

3. Yes, that have patented 'black' particularly when used in polo neck jumpers

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BeBook outs Kindle-beating e-book reader

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Meh

I like the crypto stuff, but this is still £10 more than the Kobo keyboard, ad only £10 less than the Kobo touch.

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Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 64GB Android tablet review

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Unhappy

Just too much

I really would buy one of these like a shot, but it really is too much to justify, particularly with the Transformer Pad being £200 cheaper, can the HD really be worth that much?

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How talent-spotting boffins help Team GB bag Olympic gold

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FAIL

Sloppy

come on El Reg what's happening to you these days?

'missed out on "guaranteed" team pursuit gold in track cycling' Given that GB won both men's and women's team pursuit gold what are you talking about as the also did not take place on the first weekend? I assume it's the men's road race you are referring to, which as anyone who follows cycling will tell you is never a guaranteed win for anyone, far too many variables

Just another example of how the standards have slipped recently (don't get me started on the wholesale replacement of Sodium by silicon in another article)

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Asus: We are NOT killing off Transformer Prime

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Meh

'we're not killing it'

but we did announce it's successor 2 weeks after launching it, and we've just told the world the specs for the Infinity.

I for one haven;t bought one simply because they announced the Infinity

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STUNNING NEW APPLE DEVICES that will follow the iPad 3 HD!

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Happy

Even the Taiwanse are at it

I particularly liked the iUterus to indoctrinate the unborn :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XdAkcGk1sOk

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Boffins make graphene micro-distillery

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Water not ethanol

So it only let the water through and not the ethanol, that is interesting (sorry never come across any He in my vodka, so for the sake if this article that is just not relevant). .

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UK sight-loss charity sues BMI

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Twat!

They may be welcome to phone, but so many web sites have the phone numbers hidden away you'd think the companies don't want you to call them (OK not in this instance).

I fail to see how you are inconvenienced by a web site that is designed to actually let you see what the hell is going on rather than hiding it all away in Flash/tiny text. How is this a 'detriment' to you? Oh and by the way most people with disabilities hate anyone that thinks they are special, and certainly anyone that takes offence on their behalf.

I have sight problems (not registered blind/partially sighted. but not far off). And whilst I generally have no problems if I can't easily read the text or simply enlarge it (you won;t believe the number of sites where you can't do that), then I'm off, same goes for sites that think pale blue on white is easy to read. I'm not advocating that all sites should be yellow text on a black background, just that designers and marketing people actually THINK for change.

And as for the people that up voted the post; may your eyes fall out and your legs fall off! I just hope you all get macular degeration! Twats!

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Telly makers failing to turn punters on to smart TV

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FAIL

Smart? Well only if they looked smart

Total fail.

As stated above most people have enough boxes around the house that already do most of the stuff. Add to that that the content is still mostly rubbish then why bother? The only thing wrong with my PS£ is that for some unknown reason 4OD has about 10th of the programs available that I can access on my PC/phone (rights access don't make me laugh I can get a UK IP address when I'm abroad easy for my laptop, my PS3 is anchored in the living room, why is it treated differently? Seriously if anyone can actually tell me I'd like to know).

On top of all this if I want to actually have a broadband connection fast enough to watch any of the programs, then I need to pay Mr Branson, and then I'll get a Tivo anyway

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Android hackers mull rooted mobe app marketplace

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screenshot

Not sure what you're using but I've been able to grab a screenshot on my HTC Sensation for months now, and it's not rooted. Maybe it's only on HTC's, but no reason why other manufactures can't allow screenshots to be grabbed.

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HP hawks huge 132in 'tablet'

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Headmaster

Actually octopuses is the plural from the English, the Greek plural is octopodes

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E-book reader sales to boom as prices plunge

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Not completely your fault, but that's the comparison between the ad supported bottom end US version and the bottom end UK one that's not ad supported. Admittedly they are the entry points, but not the same thing. IIRC it's more like $119/£89 and then of course add your 20% to the US one for VAT.

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Sony: PS3 sales ahead of target

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Happy

Oh well looks like all the reg commentards who are boycotting Sony because of the removal of Other OS have really affected sales.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

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FAIL

How many times...

do they have to say, they review the copies given to them, simples. Don't blame el Reg for not reviewing PC versions, blame the distributors.

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Pete Townshend condemns Apple as 'digital vampire'

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FAIL

Radio and MTV pay to play the music they do, and that goes to the artists,

Should you actually listen to (don't he's a bad public speaker), or read the transcript, he even covers that.

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BBC iPlayer to require TV licence

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Meh

hmmmm

This will be great if I can now watch BBC programs whilst working abroad, after all i pay the bloody license fee why I can't I watch it on a computer when abroad?

It will suck big time if they don't do that and also remove access to radio.

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PS3 jailbreak judge refuses to rescind GeoHot order

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irony

"what would they do Xerox it and send it back".

I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt and assume she is being ironic. She KNOWS they can't do that

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Home Office crime maps go to street-level detail

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FAIL

well no police state here

Apparently despite living a mile from the police station, and a couple of miles form an RAF base, it couldn't find a policing area matching my post code! Sort of explains why I have never seen any bobbies on the beat round here. Where am I? West London!

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Government wastes millions on redundant cycle route planner

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FAIL

Rubbish

Just tried my old commute on the gov site and got told it can only plan journeys in a limited number of areas. My route, across London! The cycle streets one gave a reasonable route, apart from wehen it suggested I take the A40.

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Scots unleash world's strongest beer

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Pint

Linux Beer?

Just gotta love these guys! After creating Tokyo at 18% and being accused of feeding the scrotes of Scotland with strong beer, they came up with Nanny State at 1.1% so weak it can't be classed as beer!

The IT angle, well they also make Tactical Nuclear Penguin at 32%!

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Abigail's Windows 7 Party

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Priceless

'Summer Guitars Stuck in a Lift Collection 2009 Volume 2' Worth it for this alone!

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Ten of the best... noise-cancelling headphones

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PXC 300s

Had a pair for a couple of years and have to say they are execellent. Surprised to see that they are not in the review especially as they are <£100

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