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* Posts by John 110

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Titanfall pits man against machine, Kiefer Sutherland Snakes into Metal Gear Solid V

John 110
FAIL

Re: Single player is onanism

idiot

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Lego is the TOOL OF SATAN, thunders Polish priest

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Re: I guess it's official

"people in positions of trust, power and influence"

So, like teachers and scoutmasters then?

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How Microsoft can keep Win XP alive – and WHY: A real-world example

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FAIL

Re: Keeping Windows XP alive is not good for anyone

"That's so your industry's fault for tolerating proprietary drivers. Everything should have been open, so you could drive it with whatever operating system exists in 20 years. Do you expect a PC platform to last for 20 years? That's insane."

Meanwhile, out here in the real world....

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John 110
Joke

Re: no

@king of foo "Sometimes you need a flood. A flood with piranha's. And an open sewer main."

Sharks, surely! (ref: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2724064/?ref_=nv_sr_1)

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USB cuts the cord, again, with WiGig-derived wireless spec

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Joke

"Instead, they'll use WiGi, WiFi or maybe even UWB "

or psychic powers? Superheroes shouldn't be left out! (or they go off....)

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Blighty goes retro with 12-sided pound coin

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Stop

Re: ... and a fitting tribute this is.

@Uffish

Mr Average took home £9.75 a week in 1953. I got less than £20 a week at my first job in 1971.

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China's annual TV smear segment drags Nikon's name through the mud

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aren't

Aren't Nikon cameras and lenses made in China anyway?

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The long war on 'DRAM price fixing' is over: Claim YOUR spoils now (It's worth a few beers)

John 110
Pint

Oh THAT kind of Dram. Worried there for a minute!!

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Why can’t I walk past Maplin without buying stuff I don’t need?

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Two words (and an ellipsis)

Tandy catalogue...

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Roll up, roll up for the Commentards' Ball

John 110
Pint

Re: Central London?

@Boris

"And besides... my doc does'nt let me drink ... so I'll have to raise a virtual one

Boris"

Switch to OpenOffice, the odt doesn't care whether you drink or not. And it's free (as in beer)...

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Apple granted patent for two-faced iPhone with wraparound touchscreen

John 110
WTF?

Optional

?Slippery when wet?

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Haribo gummy bears implicated in 'gastric exorcism'

John 110

Re: Haribo.

...but they're just so tasty...

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My name is Dabbsy and I am an EMAILOHOLIC

John 110

Re: Don't leave me hanging

+1

(The post is required, and must contain letters.)

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Clink! Terrorist jailed for refusing to tell police his encryption password

John 110

Re: "$ur4ht4ub4h8", a play on words relating to a chapter of the Koran

I think there are 2 "R" in sporran.

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UNREAL, dude: Nvidia uncloaks Tegra K1 graphics monster for your mobile ... and CAR

John 110

Wait...that picture...

This chip design is obviously based on Level 5 of that Amstrad CPC classic, "Oh Mummy"

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Now THAT'S a sunroof: Solar-powered family car emerges from Ford labs

John 110

>I also note that the car appears to move itself during the day under the canopy

Could you steal it with a judiciously applied umbrella?

"It followed me home, can I keep it?"

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John 110
Joke

Re: bad things happen when solar vehicles run out of juice

>bad things happen when solar vehicles run out of juice

>Anyone seen the Vin Diesel movie Pitch Black?

>I for one don't want to get stranded in a solar power vehicle at night!

>Just saying...

Especially not in Aberdeen (or Birmingham)...

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Australia puts 300 sharks on Twitter

John 110
Coat

The figures speak for themselves

1 in 292,525 chance of being killed by a shark

1,193 people died on Australia's roads in 2013

Maybe it would be better to tag cars so that they can tweet when they're about to knock you down (LOL)

IGMC

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What is the difference between a drone, a model and a light plane?

John 110
Headmaster

That last picture...

That last picture has an erroneous caption. The Aircraft is a Sea Fury, hence flown by the Royal Navy. Tcha.

(pedantic aircraft spotter alert icon required)

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Mozilla: Native code? No, it's JavaScript, only it's BLAZING FAST

John 110

hop over to...

www.palemoon.org

(does 64-bit too)

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Sky rapped over PREMATURE SEXY CONDOM ad

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Nobody's arguing

Nobody's arguing about the need for sex education, I think the objections were about how sensual the ad was. To protect our children we need to make sex sound as boring as possible....

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John 110

Re: A thorough gumming

Mmmmmm..... a thorough gumming......

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Fisher-Price in hot seat: iPad bouncy chair lets APPLE BABYSIT tots – parents

John 110

Re: imperfect design

"I can't see a re-charging socket or a battery compartment! I mean, how can you supply energy to the baby?!"

Chocolate raisins, also exercises the output port...

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Los Angeles' weather is just like MORDOR, says Brit climate prof

John 110
Coat

Re: what resources did he use?

What! There's more than one per Continent!! Whatever next!!!

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Quadrillion-dollar finance house spams Reg reader with bankers' private data

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Re: Surely it needn't eat his data plan

@jetsetjim

I'm sure he would have thought of that if he hadn't been having his cognitive faculties eaten by the flu at the time...

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On the matter of shooting down Amazon delivery drones with shotguns

John 110

Re: Guns won't work, so let's look at alternatives...

Just press the bellpush on my Siemens cordless doorbell. Bloody thing hunts across the radiowaves so badly that all my neighbours doorbells ring before mine, so jamming the drones signal would be child's play.

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BAFFLING power cockup halts NASA's nuclear Mars tank Curiosity

John 110

Somebody's used it to jumpstart their dune buggy

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Dry, cold and volatile: How to survive Mars, and your fellow crew

John 110

There is always...

...the Aldrin Cycler (http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/space/moon-mars/2076326) Earth to Mars in 5 months. Sounds OK, I'll have two...

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Firefox reveals new look: rounded rectangles

John 110

Am I...

...the only one who doesn't care what shape the tabs are as long as I can tell the one I'm using from the ones I'm not.

Oh and PaleMoon is determined to avoid all this nonsense like the plague...

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The ULTIMATE cuppa showdown: And the winner is...

John 110

Surely (...don't call me...)

4 minutes in a mug is truly excessive (and the tea would be cold by then). Brew tea in a teapot (properly seasoned, of course) for 4 minutes, (retains it's heat and still burns yer tongue when you drink) and adjust the number of bags/1.7 litre to fine tune the strength. That gives enough water to dilute out the taste of the bag... (paper, yeeuch...tiggers don't like paper) and enough tea to store some for later.

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'Daddy, can I use the BLACK iPAD?': Life with the Surface Pro 2

John 110
Trollface

Mine are all...

I have a variety of tablets (what?. I like gadgets!) and they are all PADDs. I was a Star Trek fan before I'd even heard of an iPad, and believe that the Roddenberry family should sue Apple for trademark infringement.

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Our MOM's LATEST EGGS: 'Looking GOOD', chuckle Indian space boffins

John 110
Joke

Obligatory ST reference

Is there not a danger of inadvertent time travel with all this slingshotting?

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OH what a LOVELY, well-rendered WAR: Yes, it’s 'Call of Duty: Ghosts'

John 110

Re: Boom boom?

> > Boom boom

>I am guessing this is the obligatory Generation Kill reference; the bit where Q-Tip (mis)quotes the lyrics >NWA's Gangsta, Gangsta.

>Seriously; CoD and BF are full of nods, homages and downright plagiarisms of that show...

Not Basil Brush then?

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Big Beardie's watching: Alan Sugar robots spy on Tesco petrol queue

John 110

Re: Tesco, stock your shelves

But my Clubcard points gives me money off the very items that I buy anyway. I only wish they would pay more attention to the stuff I buy, so that they would keep it in stock (shortie biscuits, I'm talking to you...).

Targeted advertising means I don't have to wade through all that info aimed at youf culture to be informed of new breakthroughs in comfy slippers. Hard to see a downside.

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BOFH: Is WHAT 'running slow'!? GOD

John 110
Go

Re: SIX!!!

I have a stick with a nail in it. Very useful for "fishing cables from under desks"... and things...

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Want to keep the users happy? Don't call them users for a start

John 110
Trollface

This is useful

It explains neatly why just slapping my forehead and saying "see you people..." has made me a tad unpopular...

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Coding: 'suitable for exceptionally dull weirdos'

John 110
Angel

Willard

What! That guy with the rats? I wouldn't upset him!!

I for one welcome our ratty etc etc

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Chrome for the slurp-weary: Cookie-binning Aviator browser arrives

John 110
FAIL

I beg to differ...

"Not a single browser vendor offers ad blocking, instead relying on optional third-party plugins"

Opera used to, before it went all chromium. Ghod knows what it does now...

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Bacteria-chomping phages could kill off HOSPITAL SUPERBUGS

John 110
Mushroom

Re: One question...

You have to takeoff and nuke them from orbit, it's the only way to be sure...

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John 110
Trollface

Pedant alert....

"The advantage of phages that they co-evolve with the viruses they eat ..."

Phages don't eat viruses.

(Also note the correct use of an apostrophe...)

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MS Word deserves DEATH says Brit SciFi author Charles Stross

John 110

Re: No Alternatives?

I think if you read the original blog, Mr Stross is NOT complaining about the lack of alternatives to Word, but that his publishers won't accept any of the alternatives.

Oh and, while I use LibreOffice in preference to Word, the experience of "track changes" with documents that fly between Word and LO is an awful one that I wouldn't wish on an enemy. (Well, maybe big Bill...)

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Bang away – just not 'with friends', Zynga tells naughty hookups app

John 110
Coat

"allowing the pair to get jiggy at their next available convenience. "

Should that be "...in their next available [public] convenience"?

I'll take my coat off first, shall I?

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NASA finds use for 3D printers: Launch them into SPAAACE

John 110
Joke

First step...

First step to making a Mars rocket in orbit?

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Boffins have constructed a new LIGHT SABRE. Their skills are complete

John 110
Coat

title. what title

Hard-light holography. What do you think Mr Rimmer?

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EasyJet wanted to fling me off flight for diss tweet, warns cyber-law buff

John 110
Joke

Re: technically

"At least they didn't offer him the waterboarding option; with Easyet, you never know."

Aye but it's an "extra"...

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One year to go: Can Scotland really declare gov IT independence?

John 110

Lot of interesting comments there

It seems to me that a lot of the anti-scot commentards up there have missed the point that if Scots felt like valued and equal partners in the "United" Kingdom, then we wouldn't want independence. After all, it's a big step into the unknown, and only history will tell us whether it was off a cliff or into the promised land.

Oh and I agree with the guy up there that pointed out that power for our data centres will be the least of our worries. Scottish generating capacity will give us plenty electricity with lots left over for Hadrian's electrified fence...

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Re: A downside?

"So post-separation, there could be a 40% redundancies in those centres if all that English-related workload moves south of the border?"

And a corresponding shortfall in staff in an already overworked service down South.

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Dyson takes Samsung to court in UK over vacuum cleaner

John 110

Re: marketing over design

@ancow 18:51

"... the lower unit is too big so that you can not get it under a radiator, fucking etc..."

Wait, what?

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Total cost of that axed NHS IT FIASCO to taxpayers: £10.1bn

John 110

Re: How many lives

@plrndl

I've said it before and I'll say it again.

Good idea. Hope you never need a transplant.

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