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1907 posts • joined 21 Jan 2010

Sorry London, Europe's top tech city is Munich

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Re: @ Don Jefe

Did Thatcher destroy British manufacturing? No.?????

and you are claiming the other guy is delusional - the bitch _decimated_ British industry- not just manufacturing, anything with a broadly left wing working class workforce. where do you think the millions on the dole through her reign came from?

Is our economy based purely on borrowing money? No,????

Orly. i'd say 78% is as close to purely as you are going to find in the real world (im sure you must have at least read about it somewhere)

the economic output of the manufacturing sector has steadily increased

this is in fact correct, thanks to the incredibly low baseline set by thatcher

oaf

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Re: They Actually Make Things In Germany

I cannot believe you would compare hitler with thatcher

she was worse

much worse

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Re: They Actually Make Things In Germany

yup

it's all that bitches fault.

if she hadn't died then satan wouldn't have to have stoked the fires of hell so high as to cause global warming in this realm.

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Re: I take it we're talking hard R&D here

yup

hence bongland cul-de-sac missing out.

though awarding so many poles to the roundabout makes me think the whole process is a waste of time and money.

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Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment

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Re: Dropbox drops the ball.

"100 000 secret police, with 1 in 6 of the population being informers anyone?"

You have heard of prism right?

"Perhaps you'd like a new phone line"

under the free market you have a choice! oh no you don't, congress just got bought so now theres 1 telco, well at least iste 'free market' so it will be high quality and cheap! :-)

"Or you'd like your communist paradise to implement the human rights declaration it signed upto in 1977"

The us refuses to acknowledge ANY international treaties. cant have their criminals being brought to book for for simply following (condee amongst others) orders.

"I'm not going to get 9mm revolutionary justice applied to the back of my head for saying the wrong thing"

Are you sure about that? how would we know. you'd just be gone one day with a headline like 'tragic boffin John Kelly was found dead today having shot himself 32 times in the back...'

I see the point of your post, but just felt the examples you picked were.. fucking laughable.

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Re: Dropbox drops the ball.

I guess it's good news for your version of history that the native americans were not buried in mass graves, and indeed my own - lets not mention cambodia or china or anything.

I read WSJ and it is long, boring, and catalogs in grim details atrocities and an utterly repulsive regime with not a shred of morality.

fixed it for you

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Re: Interesting timing

jimmy carter???

really,

jimmy carter>

do you not know the names of any other western politicians or something? was mother theresa double booked or something?

a nation of probably about 200 million homicidal maniacs and you pick carter?

now if i read _that_ in a book........

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Re: Demonization

He didnt get where he is today by finding stuff out about things before making his assumptions man!

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Re: Dropbox drops the ball.

You might not have seen it coming, but the evidence was there from the 1930's!

Oh and just to give you a heads up, the US IS on the latter part of EXACTLY the same trajectory now.

hold on tight the next bit is going to be a bit bumpy

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Re: although to be fair...

I have heard she's a reasonably accomplished pianist.

for a mass murderer that is

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Gov cheerleader Sajid Javid gets nod from PM to park in Miller's spot

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el reg! you seem to have a bit of a typo there

expenses that had been wrongly claimed by the Cabinet minister.

90 grand that was found to have been nicked by the cabinet minister.

there fixed it for you.... temporarily

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Torvalds rails at Linux developer: 'I'm f*cking tired of your code'

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Re: he must have loads of meetings on tuesdays

I was only answering the question!

so fuck you buddy.

i hope all your children are born with small penises... and that includes the girls!

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Re: he must have loads of meetings on tuesdays

see you next tuesday... english slang/pseudo mnemonic

C U Next Tuesday

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Re: he must have loads of meetings on tuesdays

If i worked for him, im pretty sure every day would end;

'see you next tuesday mr linux'

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Nothing's as SCARY as an overly aggressive SOFTWARE PIMP

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Re: Persnly...

While I agree... 99%

and on no basis beyond my own limited experience. that argument could be advanced for most MS upgrades.

I was building systems when 95 came out (in 1996 lol) and the biggest bitch people had was that they had bought the wrong machine a year earlier. I mean it was the right machine for them, but didnt fit with MS vision of where the business was going (i.e. all vesa and 32 bit and plug and play - if you didn't have that hardware 95 sucked - oh and a shitload more ram and Mhzes than was de rigeur before).

now i haven't looked at 8 at all - as far as i can tell it seems to be assuming that everyones desktop is a fucking big smart phone. mine isnt, it never will be, so im not interested. 7 is much better than vista (which again i didnt mind as much as most), which was worse than w2k. so i kinda have my hopes out for 9 really.

(the 1%)

Im a bit intrigued by the 'broken be design' claim, as far as I was aware ms put most of it's upgrade effort into a new front end with the vast overwhelming majority of code in a 'brand new' windows being legacy code in some cases going back to dos. Like I said, they aren't aiming it at me, so I haven't looked at it. though you are dead right about the device classes, i wouldn't be too chuffed if ms got to be more like apple... but that's a matter of religion, and there's always going to be more heat than light generated on both sides of that one. :-)

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Persnly...

I quite liked '95 thought it was quite a step on from 3.11 (i had a reasonable spec pc at the time) - the 'reinstall from the ground up every couple of months' was a bit of a pain in the arse, but you got used to it - after a few hair raising moments realising the only cd-rom drivers i had were on a cd-rom, and i'd just reformatted the hdd! And let's not forget there is only so much crap you could fit on a 500meg hdd. So it was only a few hours work to rebuild.

I resisted xp like all hell, as I recall when forced to u/g 95 (version 4 browsers i think it was - nutscrape excommunicator and internet exploder 4.fuck) I went straight to win 2k so never used xp at home at all.

As I recall I was not at all in the minority. 1 year after launch xp was being slated as a big a failure as vista did in fact turn out to be. (SP1 was the game changer I think)

apart from that, good article! although I expect it to be a better article after patch tuesday, and i am fully prepared to be disappointed in this expectation.

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I QUIT: Mozilla's anti-gay-marriage Brendan Eich leaps out of door

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Re: Animals

neither angry, nor intolerant.

just better informed

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El Reg's Deep Outback XP upgrade almost foiled by KILLER ARACHNIDS

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Re: Don't use fly spray

I assumed that the reason for that was the old one being covered in shit

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Soccer's dull? A MIND-CONTROLLED robo-suit will be used to take first World Cup 2014 kick

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Re: Future employment

there was an article this week about a company in japan that does this!!!!

the company was Skynet (i shit you not)

and the product was Hal

hence the reg article

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Re: Please bear in mind...

But the naughtyhorse rules them all

Mwhahahahahahahahahahahaha<cough>

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Re: Robotics will be great...

nope!

It would still be shit.

The thing that wrong with sport is not the meatbags that play, it's the sport.

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Robotics will be great...

I sincerely hope it all works out well, but the football will be unutterably dull, as always.

It's football, im a nerd.

Robots are cool, sports are a stupid waste of time enjoyed by stupid wastes of carbon.

Stop trying to engage my enthusiasm, I don't have one.

(All except LFL, and that has nothing to do with sport)

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Re: Implications

Can you cite any evidence that americans are mind controlled?

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Nvidia unveils Titan Z: An 8TFLOPS off-the-shelf supercomputer disguised as a gfx card

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Re: Yowser

The closest I can get is

'A shitload of em'

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Revealed: What the US taxman really thinks of crypto-cash Bitcoin

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miners....

... are wealth creators, and exempt from all taxation, as any fule kno!

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Bletchley boffins go to battle again: You said WHAT about Colossus?

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Re: Dodgy

not sure if he has a proper military history, but i suspect he's indistructable

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Re: Being a bit dumb on a Monday...

it would not surprise me 1 bit (geddit???!)

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TV sales PLUMMET. But no one's prepared to say what we all know

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Re: TV sales are falling everywhere ..

Yeah! dude, it's all gramophone records these days :-)

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Re: "Lightbulbs, nylon tights, razor blades, can all be made to last years or decades"

Are the people who say 'undervolted' the same sort of people who discuss amperage

(which is, of course, what they mean)

If it is, I do wish they would stop it.

It's clumsy and oafish.

Although it does make me stop and think;

When a poster who is pro 'planned obsolescence' (which is _so_ clearly a major part of the post war manufacturing environment) gets so heinously trashed in a forum devoted to 'IT specialists'

On a similar theme, has anyone noticed how all software now has a date on it? So it automatically gets old, even if there's nothing wrong with it.

And on a completely different theme; there is, I am told, a version of autocad 2006 that has been running for 8 years, and it STILL WORKS!!!!!!11!!1!!

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MPs urge UK.gov to use 1950s obscenity law to stifle online stiffies

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Re: The News

fact me 'til I fart

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Re: So...

F*ck me! that was quick

I guess he works in mysterious ways

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Re: So...

but if said newsagent was inconveniently located outside the jurisdiction of said god botherer (we all know it's them really) then dad would be pursued to the fullest extent of the law.

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NASA: Earth JUST dodged comms-killing SOLAR BLAST in 2012

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Re: Really?

RTFA!

The 1859 storm, also known as the Carrington Event, after the British astronomer who recorded it, swept over the Earth at the end of August and is the largest recorded solar storm in history. The aurora borealis extended as far south as Cuba and telegraph systems burnt out across Europe and the US, in some cases shocking operators and continuing to send signals even when switched off.

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Re: Remember it's a low probability event *until* it's actually happening

everyones fillings would melt.

and that guy down the road who came back from 'nam with a metal plate in his head would become king

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Re: Remember it's a low probability event *until* it's actually happening

ball of string and a piece of chalk?

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Imagination brings real-time hyper-realistic ray tracing to mobile kit

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Re: Bull.

I must admit my bullshit detector went right off the scale too

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err...

actually I think you'll find ray-tracing traces the ray backwards, from the image plane, through the scene, and into a light source, or if it leaves the extent of the geometry to simulated ambient. That way you end up doing billions less calculations per frame.

</pedant>

carry on

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Academic blames US for tech titans' tax dodge

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Re: That's capitalism

in the depths of a depression, cause by the excesses of capitalism, it might just be possible to cobble together an argument that asserts that;

"capitalist control over the levers of the economy was tried in several different flavours this century - none of them worked out well "

rubber and glue with the straight jacket?

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Re: The money would come home...

Does corporate governance dictate that the government be bought and instructed to remove (legitamate) obstacles to tax avoidance?

no I didn't think so.

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Bletchley Park board member quits amid TNMOC split-off spat

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Re: Disgraceful; but more women ain't the solution.

:D

you're welcome

ahh for got to upvote your original post...

fixed!

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Re: Disgraceful; but more women ain't the solution.

As an admirer (and part-time maintainer) of ancient kit,

dreadful way to refer to the wife!

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exactly!

it's a continunununununununununun <like many people NH could start spelling continuum, but had no idea how to stop>uum.

An amenable chap is easier to negotiate with than an uncompromising bitch.

of course with a room full of uncompromising dickheads, you are doomed.

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

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Re: Meanwhile, tweeting from the federal gun grab in Missouri....

ordinarily I'd say 'no'

but i recognise the nick, so 'meh'

:D

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snob...

s/k?

whatever

he's both

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Who loves office space? Dell does: Virtualization to banish workstations from under desks

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

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Non PC colour code

0 Bad

1 Boys

2 Rape

3 Our

4 Young

5 Girls

6 But

7 Virgins

8 Go

9 Without

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Re: The future that wasn't

Your wish is my command :-)

I build overhead lines for a living (well i do the easy bit in a nice warm office with a computer to do all the hard sums - other people actually bolt em together for me)

And just this wekk i discovered that due to the projected scarceness of stout wood poles in 2015 we are shifting to a laminated plastic construction.

this will be the thin end of the wedge, you mark my words, we'll have plastic pylons before you can say 'knife'

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Re: Great headline!

Not so sure, Maplins have always been.... tres expensive.

Even when they just had a few shops i think about 10 or so in the 80's

That said they were much easier to trade with than RS or Farnell that wanted trade only and all manner of proof that you had enough money to pay them.

Still, the catalogues were always a damn good read :-)

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MEEELLIONS of unloved iPhone 5Cs gather dust in warehouses – report

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Re: apple never had an objective to sell a low-cost phone.

I couldn't have done it without withnail & I

Withnail: I fail to see my family's of any interest to you. I've absolutely no interest in yours. I dislike relatives in general and in particular mine.

Marwood: Why?

Withnail: I've told you why. We're incompatible. They don't like me being on stage.

Marwood: Then they must be delighted with your career.

Withnail: What do you mean?

Marwood: You rarely are.

Ai Thankyew

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apple never had an objective to sell a low-cost phone.

Then he must be very pleased with the sales figures for the 5c :-)

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