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Mass mind control artist condemns El Reg to obscurity

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FAIL

That's THE un-American gear-head rag read by no one, IUDM

Am I missing something? How can he claim 'firsties'? Secondsies, surely?

I thought this sort of thing only went on at B3TA...

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DDoS attack, sex warrant won't stop Assange's leaky discharge

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WTF?

'everyone hates us and we don 't care'?

Rob Gates is a Millwall fan?

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Incendiary MacBook blamed in house conflag inferno suit

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FAIL

Reminds me of that line in Fight Club

"A new car built by my company leaves somewhere traveling at 60 mph. The rear differential locks up. The car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside. Now, should we initiate a recall? Take the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by the average out-of-court settlement, C. A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don't do one. "

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Turing papers could be saved after auction fail

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A tribute?

To one poor man's terrible solution to state persecution, intolerance and despair? I've never thought about the rainbow colours before but even that could be seen as a reference to his homesexuality.

I just dug out an interview with the logo designer, in which he denies this (so I guess I'm not the only one, after all). He did, however, describe the method of suicide as 'really cool'.

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Unhappy

Why is this in Bootnotes?

And am I the only person that sees Apple's logo as a sick joke at Turing's expense?

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Top Ten Arcade Classics

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Heart

Williams

As in, "Williams Arcade Classics" which I have running on Windows 7x64 via DOSbox.

Defender is perfect. Also has JOUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Robotron

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect

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Coat

Space...

...the Final Frontier!

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BBC One HD to go live tonight

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My vision is 20/20...

...plus my Philips 28" CRT was a Which? best buy when we bought it in the mid-90s. I think the digital set top box (BT iPlayer! - really quick) is of similar vintage. The picture, both analogue and digital, is excellent. I'm also very close to a transmitter.

From what you describe, it sounds more like it's your signal or your equipment which is poor. Several times over the years I've browsed shops like Currys to see the latest shiniest TVs on display, and saw very, very few which I would say had an acceptable picture.

And for games i use my rather gorgeous 1920x1200 IPS panel.

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@tin2

"people would reject HD if it had the noise and artifacts that are the accepted norm for SD."

If you've noticed this, then you've already got HD and are hardly likely to 'reject it'.

Personally, I haven't noticed this, but then I've still got a CRT. Crystal clear, SD digital signal, but mostly shit programmes. The occasional opportunity to see the all the hairs up someone's nose was hardly an incentive to 'invest' in this tech. Bigger screen? SFW? A good film or show will immerse you, regardless of your diagonal inches or pixel count.

But now all the sheep are rushing off to buy into the latest embryonic unsupported wild-west technology (3D) so the price of simple HD kit should fall through the floor. In a couple of years, when the kids want something other than Cbeebies, it might be worth considering.

Really, what exactly have I been missing out on? Same goes for Blu-ray

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Aircraft bombs may mean end to in-flight Wi-Fi, mobile

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"The ability to use Wi-Fi and cellphones on planes may be curtailed..."

Every cloud....

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Child porn victims seek multimillion-dollar payouts

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Good luck, 'Amy'

I hope you get every penny.

Oh, and Virginia-based deputy sheriff Arthur Weston Staples III? Can't wait to read about your appeal against the damages, you treacherous piece of crap!

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Stay at home and watch telly, trade bodies urge Brits

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Badgers

Snitch

That is all

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Top Ten Retro PC Games

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Headmaster

and what's more...

...thanks to Dosbox, I've just discovered that it now runs on Win7x64!

So much for getting some work done today!

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Headmaster

I've got this

http://www.mobygames.com/game/williams-arcade-classics

It's a total labour of love. Even sound-effect bugs were re-created. Haven't tried it on Win7 but XP32 managed it.

Also comes with 'Joust'!

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Boffins mount campaign against France's official kilogramme

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Flame

Oi! Metric Sytem!

Represent a third.....go on! What's that? three point three what? LOL

FAIL!

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Nigerian airline ticket fraudster gets 8 years

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WTF?

Oh crap,

OK - who stuck 50p in this idiot and pressed the button?

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Our Moon is wet and welcoming, says excited NASA

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Grenade

I'll be there...

...to wave you off!

Good riddance, you miserable bollocks!

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Jobsian fondle-slab in SEXY FILTHGRAM CRACKDOWN

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Terminator

The long winter evenings....

...must just fly by.

(apologies to E.Blackadder)

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Headmaster

re "colloquial expression" determination

They will use http://viz.co.uk/profanisaurus.php as the definitive resource.

And so will we. It will lead to an arms race of filthy punnage.

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Guardian super-blogger flames Reg boffinry desk

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FAIL

this, from the rag that gave you, ONLY YESTERDAY:

The HOT news that the latest version of Windows Mobile would at last have a touchscreen, and apps.

Don't go contradicting them, now!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/oct/11/windows-phone-7-microsoft

Guardian readers untie! FWT!!!!!

OLL!

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Doctor Who touches down in US of A

CADmonkey
Headmaster

(someone correct me)

FWIW?

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Kindle users get Zorked out

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WTF?

WTF...

does:

"Even more popular than Zork, and equally text-based, was The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, despite (or because) most of us never made it to the pub. That's available in Java form, and Flash, but not yet in the minimalist HTML interface suitable for rendering on an electronic book - even one that happens to have a keyboard"

...even mean?

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Distressed cock whipped out of wheelie bin

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Happy

Your tiny screaming Caribean island sounds idyllic

What I wouldn't give to be sitting offshore in a boat one night listening to the gunshots, crowing and swearing.

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Coat

Just wait..

Next week will be 'Tits in a bin" maybe followed by a bum, or even a knob

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ToryDems nearly swallow Labour blueprint of equality for all

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Joke

"resonable steps must be provided"

i think you mean 'ramp'

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Ofcom imposes new rules on silent callers

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Go

TPS

YMMV, but I set this up for my septugenerian in-laws when I visited them in upstate New York. They were getting calls at all hours. It took one very pleasant phone-call to the Telco (that I found in their phone-book) and just asked them if such a service existed. About 4 weeks later the calls all but stopped. My in-laws remain delighted to this day and I am #1 son-in-law. (like Alfred E.Newman, #1 in a field of 1)

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Paris brushes off Japanese ejection over coke bust

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Paris Hilton

The last word in luxury..

..is to stay the night at "a hotel airport"

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Google Instant blacklists the Slutskys

CADmonkey

Google it

the mice don't like it

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CADmonkey
Headmaster

Still working...

beef curtains

balls

bollix

feck

fiddlesticks

flapdoodle

frak

shite

turnip

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Happiness: Yours for £50k a year

CADmonkey

In the words of Spike Milligan

"Money doesn't buy you friends, but you get a better class of enemy"

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Judge Dredd returns to the silver screen

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Grenade

<pops beercan>

who the hell is this Dredd loser, like, anyway?

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DR and Quinch

Like, yeah.

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Glasses-less 3D TV by Xmas? Not likely, says 3D TV exec

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Flame

"...We've all forked out on new HD TVs,"

LOL not all of us.

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Boffins baffled by mysterious Martian crater

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Alien

Or maybe....

...it was Dave 'Cinzano Bianco' Lister.

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PA school district avoids charges over webcam spy scandal

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Insulating tape and Apple products

is there no end to their usefulness?

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Google, boffins crack Rubik's Cube mystery

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Paris Hilton

Nope

48 moves to stick them all back on again (assuming you leave the middle ones alone)

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The Great Beast's shag pad: Yours for €1.5m

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Alert

ooooooEEEEEEEooooooo

I'm in town right now! Chills!

I might go have a peek...maybe they'll take an offer. Looks like it needs a good coat of paint, though.

The Great Rock ('La Rocca') really is that. Apparently, if Crowley thought any of his minions were getting too big for their boots, he'd make them climb it, so as to make them feel insignificant. It works.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b/Cefalu-bjs2007-01.jpg

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Feds admit storing pervscanner pics

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FAIL

what...

...a lot of cock

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Nude trampolinist bounces free from court

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FAIL

Not possible

At least one elbow would be required

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Her Maj gets Flickred up

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Welcome

May I be the first....

...to welcome our Imperial Windsorian overlords!

Oh, wait...

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Steve Jobs death-grips iPhone 4 reality

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Jobs Horns

If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit!

Look at the monkey, look at the monkey!

(Where's the 'head explodes' icon when you need one?)

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Yorks cops charge Segway rider under 1835 road law

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Boffin

offensive weapons

An arrow, even if notched into the string of the bow, isn't an offensive weapon until you draw it.

Apparently.

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Apple iPhone forums gripped by deleted thread paranoia

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Jobs Horns

Don't get your toes wet.

Steve Jobs is now officially King Canute? (or at least a partial anagram of 'Canute'...)

silly man....

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Hillier appeals to transgender community to save ID cards

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Coat

Imagine the Hilarity...

...when a lady being scanned appears to be concealing 3 WW2 hand grenades (2 'english' type, 1 'german') in her lady kex.

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Telco sets honey pot for nuisance marketers

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Go

For an extra twist of the knife.....

...make sure the pages are all coloured solid black.

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El Reg marks Steve Jobs for termination

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Heart

"You make us look bad to the rest of the world."

I'd been wondering who that was.

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'The internet's completely over', declares petulant Prince

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Joke

From the Spitting Image mid-80s book thing Pop trivia pages

"contrary to popular opinion, in his private life, Prince is a pratt"

I can't hear his name without thinking of that line. That's over 25 years, & counting.

I love my brain.

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Euro mobile data best buys

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FAIL

What kind of f**kery is this?

It's daylight robbery, is what it is. The sliding scale should be from 'bad' to 'awful'. Basically, it's either an Idiot's tax, or a way of gouging anyone who has limited choice in the matter.

Which is why when we travel to Italy (where fortunately we have family and can provide an address) we get a vodafone PAYG tarriff. If I recall it was 20 or 30 euros for a month with a cap of a few gigabytes. Enough not to matter. Upgraded my Nvidia drivers while I was there. The dongle may even have been bundled.

We did the same with Virgin PAYG in the US. That cost more to set up, maybe about $75, but now it just needs top-ups whenever we go, like $20 for a month's whatever.

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Phorm's losses top $100m

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Thanks!

I really needed some good news

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'It's as though I've got Jonathan Ive's personal tool in my...'

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Coat

Fnarr!

Something squashy and squeezable around the lower end?

That's not a bumper - that's a BUM!

iBum?

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