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* Posts by Glug

9 posts • joined 18 Jan 2010

Have you tried turning it off and on again - oh, you did: IT Crowd RETURNS

Glug

That's why season 1 will always be my favourite, even though Linehan felt that season 2 was much stronger.

The humour became much more generalist and leant heavily on a number of passing internet memes (Moss eating popcorn etc) rather than tech-related dialogue

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Stephen Hawking nixes Intel voice upgrade plan

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Flame

Did someone's synthesiser say boycott?

So Hawking definitely isn't boycotting Israel then, because otherwise he wouldn't want anything to do with Intel chips. Good to know...

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London Fire Brigade: This time we'll send the NEAREST fire truck

Glug

Re: Its not like a taxi service.

In that case the crew in charge of the appliance would report a status to the control room indicating that they're not available for fire mobilisations (but maybe could rescue a cat stuck up a tree).

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LG tunes in to Google TV

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Meh

The UI is quite slick - but no Silverlight

Had a play with Google TV on an imported Logitech Revue box and was quite impressed with the UI and the experience of browsing the web from the couch using the bundled wireless Logitech K700 keyboard (will these work with these TVs?).

The platform is limited however, for example with no support for Silverlight you can't use Sky Go. Boxee also suffers from this.

Although Silverlight is proprietary and quite possibly on its deathbed, until an IPTV platform comes along that supports it I'll be forced to carry on hooking up a laptop to the TV.

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Ten... noise-cancelling headphones

Glug

Do they work even when no music is playing?

What I'd like to know is, can I switch them on and block everything out or does a music track have to be playing?

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Ranting Iranian TV fined £100k for shoddy interview

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Devil

@Dave 15

You're right, though as it's not really a company but a front for the ayatollahs, it has very deep pockets indeed.

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Leicester unloses key data

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A new first?

Is this the first recorded case of lost data actually turning up again? A landmark moment in British history.

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Mail my printer - I'm busy!

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Stop

OK, but...

Would there be some sort of whitelist attached to this?

Otherwise what's to stop some nasty spammers getting hold of my printer's email address, so I come home to find a rainforest's worth of viagra adverts waiting for me?

I wouldn't be happy if my elderly Auntie Flora was playing a nice game of Solitaire on my PC and a graphic penis enlargement ad suddenly appeared. She might be, mind you.

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Palestinian hackers deface Jewish Chronicle

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Paris Hilton

This Turkey definitely doesn't vote for Christmas

The Turkish government has moved the country towards the Iranian sphere of influence, which may be a move true to the ruling party's Islamist roots but is going to do nothing for those who see Turkey's future as EU membership, Westernisation and improvements to their human rights record. Their government can't have it both ways.

The military sees itself as the protector of the Kemalist constitution. It's a sign that Turkey (like Pakistan) is not a mature democracy when the military is required to keep the government in check, to uphold Western societal norms. The answer to this is to reform Turkish politics and society and then the military, not the other way round.

Paris, because the French recognise what could go wrong by allowing an increasingly Islamist Turkey (which allows Lebanese citizens, perhaps including Hezbollah, to cross the border freely) into the EU.

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