* Posts by Paul Woodhouse

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Cunning goldfish avoided predator in tank for seven years

Paul Woodhouse

it had a bloody big tank with a pond set up, Garters are naturally quite aquatic...

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hmm, I once fed one to a garter snake when I was little, snake ignored it for about a month and my Mum then rescued it and kept it as a pet for the rest of its natural life, it long outlived the snake which just preferred pinkies (both mice and fingers) anyway...

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Humongous headsets and virtual insanity

Paul Woodhouse

I genuinely laughed, have an upvote :)

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Raising a stink in court: Innocent poo banditry warehousers win $2.2m

Paul Woodhouse

Re: In the old days...

how the hell do you manage to take a dump in the bin/drawer or whatever without peeing all over the place though?.... Never understood that.

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Kamikaze Rosetta probe to ram comet it's chased for billions of miles

Paul Woodhouse

Re: Rosetta is cool?

umm, cos it isn't directly attached to one of the hot bits of a huge comet shaped heatsink/radiator?

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DEATH by VEGETABLES: Woman charged with killing boyf using carrots. And peas

Paul Woodhouse

Re: EVERYTHING* can be bought in a can

sorry, had to downvote cos I rather like eating snails... and I can't stand Spam :p....

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Virtual reality below the prehistoric waves: David Attenborough's First Life

Paul Woodhouse

aye, the NHM is one of the only good things about visiting London, I'd love there to be an offshoot of it appearing up here in the NW... and that exhibition looks ace, tempted to manufacture a reason to visit it...

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Sun's out, guns out: Plucky Philae probot WAKES UP ... hits 'snooze'

Paul Woodhouse

Re: Great work

very good choice there sir... may I recommend getting a Loch Gorm in to sip ready for the next bit of news :D...

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Apple store staffers probed like 'criminals', lawsuit claims

Paul Woodhouse

hmm, remember taking the piss out of one of the guys at work + security by sneaking a single screw into each one of his many pockets, and then laughing at the ever lengthening queue to get out as they had to find out exactly what each indication from the hand held metal detector meant...

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Robots.txt tells hackers the places you don't want them to look

Paul Woodhouse

or you can use it to ban the bad guys IP addresses from your server, by including a file in it which when accessed writes an insulting message in an infinite loop and adds the IP address that requested it to your webservers blocked list..

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BARMY bio-boffins are growing DINOSAUR SNOUTS on CHICKENS

Paul Woodhouse

Re: turtles

hmm... it'll be a while before we get to sample Mammoth steak I would think... :(

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Calamity cargo capsule DOOMED: Space station pod in fireball re-entry

Paul Woodhouse

Re: Re. The Ruskies are 'innovating'.

heh, 10:58 on the 7th of May would indeed seem to be a good time to watch the news if Narrative Causality is to be believed at all...

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Deep-fried cheesy Hungarian

Paul Woodhouse

Had a nice weekend in Budapest last year and thoroughly enjoyed one of these, really hit the spot first thing in the morning, after a few lagers :D...

the Hungarians are worse than the Scots for frying everything though, if I spent much time there I'm guaranteed a heart attack, think the best thing I ate there was described as steak and cheese on the menu, what actually came was a thin slab of beef, that had been smothered in cheese, then dipped in batter and deep fryed, on a mountain of chips... was awesome... but I could hear my arteries crying for help....

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Panda antivirus labels itself as malware, then borks EVERYTHING

Paul Woodhouse

Re: Fawlty Software

Another Vote for ESET Nod32 here... I've been using it exclusively on about 300 computers for 7 or 8 years now and never had a virus get in, nor have I ever had to fix a computer it had totally bricked, a few issues with it not playing nicely with an outlook plugin but that'll be the outlook plug ins fault rather than eset's...

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So, just how do you say 'the mutt's nuts' in French?

Paul Woodhouse

Re: Japanese

isn't that, Dog's Gold Jade?..

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Far Cry 3 game review

Paul Woodhouse

FC1 was amazing, I still fire it up for a blast now and again...

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First eyes EVER SEEN (by definition) appeared 700 million years ago

Paul Woodhouse

Re: This Study Is Biased

hmm, actually good point, plants are photosensative, would have thought the basics for eyes would have been before any animals...

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McKinnon will not be extradited to the US, says Home Secretary

Paul Woodhouse

upvoted... didn't realise yanks could be that subtle in trolling :D...

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China domain name land grab about to start

Paul Woodhouse

easy enough using pinyin, would be a much steeper learning curve if it was zhuyin, the wife's from taiwan so I have to set her keyboard up for zhuyin input, I learned Chinese on the mainland though, so I use pinyin... doesn't half cause amusement..

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Red hot chilli peppers floor Bristol shoplifter

Paul Woodhouse

Certainly wouldn't be a Korma in Action... they are way too mild...

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Cockfighting Reg hack cursed with cancer

Paul Woodhouse

Preserve wildlife

Pickle an Otter..

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Sysadmins: Your best tale of woe wins a PRIZE

Paul Woodhouse

one word...

Exchange...

had a particularly crap spec 2K3 SBS server running exchange, average size of mailbox prob. around 10GB, naturally it would frequently die, the HDD died in a slow strange fashion at one point, still working to the point where it corrupted my backups as well... spent a full weekend getting that lot back, (mainly by hacking peoples OST files into PST ones) one of the directors woke me up at the desk I had finally passed out at on Monday morning and the first thing he said was do you know email isn't working?

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Kensington Virtuoso Mini collapsible stylus

Paul Woodhouse

oh bloody hell...

my wife drive's a Jap import Mini Kensington...

this is gonna make a right mess of my google and ebay searches for parts for it :(

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Carmageddon coder seeks gamers' cash for revamp

Paul Woodhouse

meh

Postal2 was better and more shocking fun...

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Yet another OSX/Java Trojan spotted in the wild

Paul Woodhouse
FAIL

Re: Oh boy, here we go again.

obvious troll is obvious...

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So what's the worst movie NEVER made?

Paul Woodhouse

not sure if this would be good... or bad...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHY8NKj3RKs

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Hacktivists nicked more data than CYBER-CROOKS in 2011

Paul Woodhouse

umm

bit obvious but aren't hactivists a lot more likely to boast about what they got and criminals keep quiet then they can keep using it...

quite likely, criminals got a lot more thats not been detected yet...

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

Paul Woodhouse

only trawled through the first 3 pages so far and no ones mentioned Twilight?....

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Busty blogger bursts Bulgarian airbag in mud-wrestle blunder

Paul Woodhouse

TTIWWOP....

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El Reg appoints Special Projects Burro

Paul Woodhouse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEep5BrexT0

well, there is a precedent of sorts, you'll have to fit him with Oxygen though and is that winter coat thick enough for the altitudes he'll be going to?

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It's ba-ack. Exploit revives slain browser history bug

Paul Woodhouse

hmm...

Doesn't this mean that you have to tell it what websites you want it to check for?... rather than just ask your computer which websites you've been to... if a NAT'd computer is behind a caching proxy, isn't it likely that you'll get the same results for every computer in that network as well...

neat though...

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Why can't civil servants keep a grip on their BlackBerrys?

Paul Woodhouse

in other news the Northern Island Office gained 127 computers or hard drives, no less than 71 BlackBerrys and "293 other items of IT equipment between 1 May 2010 and 30 September 2011".

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Mystery over bogus Facebook login data dump

Paul Woodhouse

This sentance contains so much FAIL

Create a complex password using upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters such as $%&!. Devise a way to differentiate your password for each site you use, for example putting the first and last letters of the web site name at the beginning and end of your initial complex password, making it unique yet easy to remember

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Paul Woodhouse

cos...

if someone phishes your facebook password and finds its

ftw4tt!ngk

it aint gonna take a great leap of imagination to work out hotmail is

htw4tt!ngl

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Back to the Future DeLorean to go under the hammer

Paul Woodhouse

heh, I've had a hankering for a DeLorean for ages...

The main thing that puts me off is I'd end up on an assault charge for twatting the 50th person who asked me where the flux capacitor is...

but that Volvo/Renault engine can be upgraded to the one from an Alpine Turbo very easily... mmmmm

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'Angry Bird in the Sky' spotted by astronomers

Paul Woodhouse

Yes

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Sun rises over .xxx smut domain

Paul Woodhouse

hmmm...

Wonder if there's any brave souls going for www.iPorn.xxx

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No pain, some gain: Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot examined

Paul Woodhouse

not tried Unity yet....

I'm happy with 10.10, no need to upgrade it, I'll fire up something with 11.10 on it soon just to see if I like it before I decide which camp I'm going to be in...

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Google told to delete people from search results

Paul Woodhouse

Spider traps aint hard....

stick a link right at the beginning of your page thats hidden to a human user, tell bots to ignore this link in robots.txt, any IP address that follows that link gets banned...

jobs a good un...

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Paul Woodhouse

umm... maybe I'm being a bit thick here...

but have they never heard of robots.txt?

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New York police launch Facebook perp watch unit

Paul Woodhouse

RE: G+

Whats G+?

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Yank fires up iPhone-controlled beer cannon

Paul Woodhouse

bud aint that bad

not a patch on Qing Dao of course but infinitly better than those gloops known as real ales...

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Pint

ARGHHHHH!!!!

Thats 2 of my favourite assumptions wiped out in one go...

1. The iPhone is mainly useless

2. All Yanks are dumb...

Stirling work though, hope they get it released on Android soon.

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Intel reveals 'the billion dollar lost laptop problem'

Paul Woodhouse

Truecrypt

is your free friend....

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iPhone alarm bug: now it's the UK's turn

Paul Woodhouse

My Android phone woke me up...

or the bloody thing would have done if I could get the alarm loud enough to actually wake me...

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Phone 7: Another Vista or another XP?

Paul Woodhouse

and as always with M$

The moral of the story is wait for Service Pack 1....

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MS offers Security Essentials to small business

Paul Woodhouse

as a freebie, MSSE is the one I'm recommending at the moment

I've only seen one infection get past it so far... ESET Nod32 is still the daddy though...

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Southpaws up in arms over iPhone 4

Paul Woodhouse

I'm ambidextrous

will no one think of me???.....

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Mozilla: Our browser will not run native code

Paul Woodhouse

heh, like this comment

"Flash is there. Our users are going to use it, and it's going to crash."

oh soo true...

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Kim Jong-Il in radish inspection shocker

Paul Woodhouse

urghhh.... Kimchi....

that stuffs lethal... the Missus is banned from putting it in the fridge now cos it stinks the whole house up for days...

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