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Happy 40th Playmobil: Reg looks back at small, rude world of our favourite tiny toys

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Re: Of course there is a sad story behind it all

I'm off - they've got a beer garden

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Not sure if you're STILL running Windows XP? AmIRunningXP.com to the rescue!

Ol'Peculier
FAIL

THe irony

Anybody noticed that jquery is being loaded from Googles CDN?

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FANBOIS' EYES ONLY: United Airlines offers FREE MOVIES on iOS kit

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Android

Most Android users will have worked out how to easily get content onto their gadget before leaving for the flight.

Anyway, United is a terrible airline. Got an "upgrade" last year and honestly can't say what the difference was between that and cattle class.

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UK's CASH POINTS to MISS Windows XP withdrawal date

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Douglas Adams

"Just look at cash point machines, for instance. Queues of people standing around waiting to have their fingerprints read, their retinas scanned, bits of skin scraped from the nape of the neck and undergoing instant (or nearly instant – a good six or seven seconds in tedious reality) genetic analysis, then having to answer trick questions about members of their family they didn't even remember they had, and about their recorded preferences for tablecloth colours. And that was just to get a bit of spare cash for the weekend."

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NCR

Why doesn't NCR fork off a Linux derivative and write their own embedded system stuff on top of that?

= more profit in the long term as they don't need to include a Windows XP licence in with the cost of the machine

Beer as they dispense tokens to purchase it...

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Netflix needling you? BBC pimps up iPlayer ahead of BBC3 move

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Re: Charging

Not always, what about streaming directly onto a phone, MiFi dongle or cellular connected tablet?

I know that Sky allows up to three devices, but they (AFAIK) aren't transferrable

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Meh

Charging

This will be interesting, how will they manage iPlayer only households with multiple devices - I've got 6 devices in my house that can access iPlayer, so I'd need passwords for each one. So what's stopping me saying I've got 7 and give one away to a mate in the pub?

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Got 4G? Wake up, grandad. We're doing 4.5G LTE-A in London - EE chief

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I've managed 52.78 on EE in the centre of London, but just 38.52 in York which you would think would be less congested (although it was a Friday night with the students and LibDem lot out and about)

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Unhappy

Would be nice if they actually connected the rest of the country to 4G.

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Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?

Ol'Peculier
Mushroom

Re: Psion 3

Agreed, got the t-shirt...

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Psion 3

I had a Psion 3 when I went to America in 1995 - the Yanks were amazed by it!

You could also put your phone over the speaker and dial a number from the phone book using DTMF - which seemed quite cool at the time.

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Zaphod Beeblebrox style third arm cyborg prosthesis unveiled

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Marvin

“I’ll bet a lot of metal drummers might be jealous of what I can do now,” Barnes explains, presumably referring to the musical genre rather than rival cyborg musicians.

I've played them. They're rubbish.

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Qantas' biggest problems are … Apple, Samsung and Google?

Ol'Peculier
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Re: No escape for us

Ethiad do too, and I think you can hook certain devices into the screen and speakers.

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Facebook ditches TOP SECRET email service. Did YOU know it had one?

Ol'Peculier
FAIL

The irony

I'm sure I remember reading that Zuck said that email was "dying" and the main way of communication would be via social networks.

Maybe not...

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Another U.S. state set to repeal rubber duck ban

Ol'Peculier
Happy

Only if I don't have to get out of the bath...

(wondered if anybody would get the refereence)

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“One is never alone with a rubber duck.”

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Terrifying photo special: 'Electric Cannon' anal orgasmo-probe in use ... on a BULL

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Evidence

Without video I was going to call bullsh... Oh wait...

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Fine, you can mock us: NSA spies back down in T-shirt ridicule brouhaha

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"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen"

Kudos for that one.

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So, where's the GCHQ version?

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HTC offers FREEBIE repair on new models with cracked screens

Ol'Peculier

Somethings changed

I got a HTC One phone last year and am very pleased with it,

It upped my Dropbox account by a fair wack so it's interesting to see they are now working with Google Drive.

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Scotland to test mobe signals slammer jammer

Ol'Peculier

Rollout?

Can this be extended to theatres and cinemas please?

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Alcatel-Lucent and BT unveil super fat pipe, splurt out 1.4Tb per second across London

Ol'Peculier
Coat

Grumble flick

Only you guys can turn a story like this into the amount of porn and how fast you can squirt down a tube...

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El Reg preps relaunch of Cash’n’Carrion online merchandise emporium

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Re: Oh yes...

I've just remembered I got chatted up in a night club whist wearing it. Happy days!

No need to explain icon.

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Ol'Peculier
Mushroom

Oh yes...

I've still got this, somewhere

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/11/03/conspiracy_theory_we_say_bollocks/

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LogMeIn: We're stopping our free offering from, errrm, NOW

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Teamviewer web

I've been using Teamviewer for years and works a treat.

Another plus is that you can use their website as the client, I needed to check something on my home PC whilst away and used it from the shared PC in the hotel, worked a treat.

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Five UK banks sign up to hook up customers' ACCOUNTS to their MOBILE DEVICES

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Re: That special £50 feeling

The Halifax on our main street dishes out £5 notes.

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Dropbox outage was caused by 'buggy' upgrade: DDoS us? You hardly know us...

Ol'Peculier

I said that "it wasn't the end of the world for me" is because Dropbox is one way I move stuff between devices - I don't rely on it, as you rightly say it's convenient.

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Ol'Peculier
Mushroom

All weekend

I lost syncing pretty much over the entire weekend.

Not the end of the world for me, but it's a stark reminder of how much people rely on cloud based services.

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Sega’s Out Run: Even better than the wheel thing

Ol'Peculier

They pop up on eBay now and again.

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Ol'Peculier
Happy

On the subject of old arcade machines, go to the arcade museum on Fishermans Wharf, next to where they have the sub and liberty ship. It's free to enter, and they have pinball machines from way back, old arcade games, and animatronics, all of which just need a couple of quarters feeding in for them to work.

Stumbled across it when I was there earlier this year and absolutely loved the place!

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Happy

Re: Such memories.....

\Oh boy, Afterburner. Somebody left the cabinet open in the cabinet in my SU - we grabbed the manual from it and modified the DIP switch settings, wish I still had it...

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Memories...

I was able to finish this almost every time I played it - used to gather a crowd watching which seems oddly gratifying when I think about it.

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Nominet seeks royal approval for pisspoor .uk domain name push

Ol'Peculier
Mushroom

Still. Don't See. The Point.

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Google embiggens its fat vid pipe Chromecast with TEN new supported apps

Ol'Peculier

Don't really see the point. As has been pointed out, a cheap laptop or HTPC will do the job and a lot, lot more.

Have had a slim Acer machine sat next to my TV for about a year and it's perfect.

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Exploits no more! Firefox 26 blocks all Java plugins by default

Ol'Peculier

Unfortunately, one of our PC's here has to run Java to print delivery labels. Adding the "remember" feature is a hell of a plus though, at the moment people have to click "Yes" for each single sticker.

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Google puts kibosh on Hong Kong data center plan, says it's too costly

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Quite suprised, there is a maze of cables coming into Lantau Island near Tong Fuk and I would have thought it would be an ideal location.

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Three offers free US roaming, confirms stealth 4G rollout

Ol'Peculier
FAIL

Re: York

For the record, I didn't get a 4G signal anywhere in York yesterday.

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Ol'Peculier
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York

According to EE's website, York already has 4G.

But, rather oddly a couple of weeks ago Weaverthorpe and Wold Newton were the first (and only) places in North Yorkshire to get a 4G signal from EE - two very small villages that are not exactly residential hotspots. Unless EE has a director that lives here...

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How UK air traffic control system was caught asleep on the job

Ol'Peculier
Mushroom

Odd.

There are systems in place to handle ATC over to to the military, and this has happened in the past.

Why not this time?

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Mexican Cobalt-60 robbers are DEAD MEN, say authorities

Ol'Peculier
Mushroom

Wait to see how long it takes before every delivery company puts "might be carrying nuclear waste" on the back door of their vans. Good deterrent.

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Asus Transformer Book T100: Xbox One? PS4? Nah, get a cute convertible for Christmas

Ol'Peculier

If I could get it at the USD price, I'd be tempted. Might just wait until the next time a friend from the States happens to be flying into the UK.

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Kerching! Nominet preps for cash AVALANCHE from shorter UK domain names

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Well, the .co.uk owner of the corresponding .org.uk domain I look after hasn't used it for years, but as it's Aviva I'd be up against I'm not expecting to grab the .uk - not that I particularly want it anyway as there are thousands of backlinks pointing to my org site anyway.

Total waste of time.

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Hot digital dog: A man’s best friend is still his... K-9

Ol'Peculier

Re: ...only slightly worse...

I'd sing that to my friends...

...except I want to keep them.

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Happy 10th b-day, Patch Tuesday: TWO critical IE 0-day bugs, did you say?

Ol'Peculier
Happy

15 and 18 for my two servers. Seem to have got off lightly.

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Expert chat: The end of Windows XP and IE6

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Re: IE 6

Yes he will, he'll notice that everything is faster and renders correctly...

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Samsung touching up ROUNDED, CURVY plastic enhanced MODEL

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Been there, done that.

So where does Nokia's curved "Matrix" phone fit in with the history here? I had one before the turn of the century so a fair while before the first Samsung product.

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A-D'OH!-BE: Adobe hit by 'sophisticated' MEGA HACK RANSACK

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Re: Perhaps it's those nice "white hat hackers"...

And why exactly is that the fault of Adove?

I'd take a look at those developing, maintaining and hosting the site first, not the platform it was built on.

For what it's worth, I look after a very busy CF powered ecommerce site and the only downtime we get is after Patch Tuesday's.

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Dr Dre's Beats plans to drop HTC, hook up with rich mate – report

Ol'Peculier
Happy

In an improbable universe, probably...

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To be honest, the sound on my HTC One with Beats Audio is pretty damn impressive. When people jump when "Journey of the Sourcerer" (my ring tone...) jumps into life you know it's good, and loud.

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Blighty street has hottest Wi-Fi hotspot hottie in Europe: We reveal where

Ol'Peculier

Hmmm... not sure - try getting free WiFi in NYC, one bar owner said no we can't offer it because we are too near to the Empire State Building.

I couldn't be arsed to mutter WTF? at him.

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