* Posts by hplasm

3815 posts • joined 10 Jul 2009

Reminder: How to get a grip on your files, data that Windows 10 phones home to Microsoft

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"." They're beta testers. Everything is necessary."

Windows 10 has reached beta?

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Lonely bloke in chem suit fuels Mars orbiter

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Re: I never painted a boat but my looks ain't so good ...

Perhaps a nice coat of paint...?

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Cameron co-opts UK mobile industry for EU Remain campaign

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Re: David Cameron...

Have you been away? On the moon?

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Bill Gates denies iPhone crack demand would set precedent

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Paris Hilton

Bill Gates.

Knows little about phones, and even less about security.

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NASA's Orion: 100,000 parts riding 8 million pounds of thrust

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Re: The march of technology...

"thrust... comparable to that of the Saturn V"

And that only with strapping those dangerous fireworks to it as well.

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Intel shows budget Android phone powering big-screen Linux

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"The concept is broadly similar to Microsoft's Continuum for Windows 10 Mobile..."

Except it exists, and apparently works.

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'Kalamazoo killer' gave Uber rides in between shooting six dead

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Re: @Alister

"It would seem he is a man with mental health problems..."

Sounds like a terrist to me!

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Re: @Alister

"The reason why he's not a terrorist is that..."

the media haven't called him one.

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NASA boffin wants FRIKKIN LASERS to propel lightsails

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Re: Would them there lasers be shark mounted ?

"...what happens when they unionise ?"

They lose their overall charge.

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Black Monday: Office 365 down and out in Europe

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Office 365 outage?

Not really news any more, is it?

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HP Inc Elite X3: Windows 10 phablet for enterprise-y types

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Greybeards be waitin' 'cos Windows be rollin'...

...downhill fast!

FTFY

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Linux Mint forums hacked: All users urged to reset passwords

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Re:Surely Mint is nubs standing on the ghost of Windows?

Windows is dead?

Rejoice!

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What we all really need is an SD card for our cars. Thanks, SanDisk

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Re: Monster cables for cars

"But hey, if people *think*..."

Aye, there's the rub!

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Facebook sniffs at slow telcos, launches own Telecom Infrastructure Project

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Facebook saves the world!

1. Zuck buys BT

2. Zuck closes BT down

3. Zuck unrolls fibre everywhere

4. PROFIT!

He has lots of cash, but few friends...

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Linux Mint hacked: Malware-infected ISOs linked from official site

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And yet you'd doubtless have laughed your tackle off if this had been Windows...

Jokes are for laughing at.

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Re: compromised

"'Tis a Shame Keith, that you don't know a compromised website from your compromised MS Windows PC."

Duh- Is that the big 'e'?

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Re: With success, comes malware..

"IIRC it took a week for a search for Code Red on microsoft.com to return anything relevant."

Be fair- it takes more than a week to find anything on microsoft.com. Longer if you use Bing(e).

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Re: Or...

Windowlickers are restless tonight, sir...

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The ghost of SCO

Bursts forth one last time just before the credits roll for a final stab at linux...

Smells of a large co, or the adherents thereof, or their acolytes- or some dicks.

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Solution to tech bros' disgust of SF homeless people launched

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Re: Yes, but HOW exactly?

" I would hate to visit the new Apple Campus, only to be greeted by a talking shrub."

That would be a reason (only reason?) to visit!

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re:a few bullets would be far cheaper and more permanent

That would make a mess of the board room. Motion Carried!

Oh- you meant for the poor?

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US DoJ files motion to compel Apple to obey FBI iPhone crack order

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Re: AC Here's what you do tim...

And the matt came back, the very next...year.

Must have been an eclipse or something...

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Microsoft patent filing confirms existence of 3D Jedi gesture phone

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Re: petalium@gmail.com

You have too many phones...

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Jedi Phone from MS

A Lumia, with a Kinect bolted on top.

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Q: How many guns to arm nine coachloads of terrorists?

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"Okay, tonight's movie will be Hot Fuzz."

Oo- I'll have a cornetto, then.

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Re: So why ...

"Hunters? Given the nature of some the weapons, (an anti-tank missile, and an uzi with a bayonette) that concept brings the Monty Python sketch Mosquito Hunting to mind:"

American squirrel hunters, then.

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Re:Does this mean there would also be 72 coachloads of virgins?

Only when the first eight sets of 9 coaches arrive at the destination...

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Re: Standard measure

Rubberdinghy Sithole, the founder of ZANU in Rhodesia?

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The paperless office? Don’t talk sheet

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"I applied for some stuff at the US Embassy a few years ago."

I'm surprised they could scan A4 paper!

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Aussie bloaters gorging on junk food 'each and every day'

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Re: 'religious stretching'

Long Pope is Looonnngggg!!

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Your anger is our energy, says Microsoft as it fixes Surface

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Re: I have Surface Pro 4 and lots of problems

Xrist, what a palaver. Isn't it easier to get a refund and buy something that works out of the box?

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Windows 10 must be like red bull...

Or a red rag to a bull.

Or a bit of rag.

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Re: Early adopters ....

"...this once fine organisation...."

Steady on now.

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Brits unveil 'revolutionary' hydrogen-powered car

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Re: I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but...

It looks a bit futury- in a '70s way.

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Oz town suffers hairy panic attack

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"...Donald Trump intends to expel Salsola tragus from the United States..."

He wants to get rid of weed. Check.

It's Russian, hence foreign. Check.

Is this the part of Russia Sarah Palin can see from her house, or is the tumbleweed the one in her head?

</slightlyTenuousConnections>

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China wants to bring home moon rocks in moon vacuum

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Re: How do they get the vacuum in there?

"...What will be a bit more difficult is preparing the vacuum examination chamber, "

Naw- fill an extra bag with moon vacuum...

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So-

Dad, what happens if I try to breathe in a vacuum?

You'll Dyson.

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Gigabit duplex DOCSIS 3.1 passes feasibility study, kind of

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The Y axis is time?

Sometimes...

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Azure lost some virtual machine backups for eleven hours

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Re: 99.99% Availibility.

Send money to: Clown Computing Inc. Now!!! Save $.

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US Dept of Defense to shift 4 million devices onto Windows 10

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On August 4, 2016, Skynet was launched

At 2:14 a.m., EDT, on August 29, it failed to become self-aware, as it was still running Windows 10.

Batteries not included.

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China 'evacuates' 9,000 around monster radio 'scope

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improbable units calculator

Can we get these added to the Reg Store?

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Microsoft Office 365: You don't need 27 floppies, but there is desktop friction

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Re: 2013 / 2016 / 365 for small businesses

" its about as relevant as that giraffe over there."

That's no giraffe...it's a pie chart.

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Re: 2013 / 2016 / 365 for small businesses

You seem to be experiencing some friction- do you want help with that?

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Good news ... and bad news for Skype-using Apple fans and small biz

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Re: Muppets

" MS get it in the rear regardless of what they do..."

And how they do it.

They should try not being shit.

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Patch ASAP: Tons of Linux apps can be hijacked by evil DNS servers, man-in-the-middle miscreants

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Re: I'll bet...

You can tell it's half-term at Donkey Molesting School...

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UK to stop children looking at online porn. How?

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Re: Stupid or lying?

2They aren't stupid. You don't get to be in the top 0.1% by being stupid." <Citation Needed>

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Re: Whuh?

"...on a on a secure server so that the goverment ..."

Sorry, you cannot conflate the phrase 'secure server' and 'government' in the same sentence.

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'Hobbit' heads aren't human says bone boffin

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Not Hobbits!?!?!

Must be Orcs, then.

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Is this the last ever Lumia?

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Re: Epic Fail

Sinn Fail?

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Ofcom must tackle 'monopolistic' provider BT, says shadow digital minister Chi Onwurah

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Re: Is the issue Openreach

BT have been paid a shitload of public cash to do what they are reluctant to. VM etc are still in debt for their fibre rollouts.

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