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* Posts by montyburns56

34 posts • joined 25 Mar 2010

Gotham gets the Smallville treatment with Jim Gordon in lead role

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Re: On the broadcast timing....

Well usually all the impatient children start throwing tantrums because they can't wait a few weeks for it to be broadcast in the UK.

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Star Wars: These are the 'unknown' actors we were looking for

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Re: "Disney and Lucasfilm are, of course, saying nothing about the plot"

And double lens flare on any scenes on Tatooine!

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I am NOT a PC repair man. I will NOT get your iPad working

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FAIL

Does this article seem familiar to you...

One of the best things about about being an IT journalist is that you can get paid for publishing the same article twice!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/29/something_for_the_weekend_technology_rapairman/

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ISPs' pirate-choking blocking measures ARE effective – music body

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Re: Being more selective helps as well

I can't think of any music download site that does use DRM these days, even iTunes stopped using it over five years ago.

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Ex-BT boss bags £9 MILLION bye-bye bundle, moves to key gov post

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Re: Wonder what remuneration committees for the members of that committee he sits on.

When Ian Livingstone was awarded a CBE earlier in the year, The Guardian initially referred to him as both the CEO of Eidos and a former boss of BT!

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Netflix dares UK freetards: Watch new Breaking Bad NOW or torrent it?

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Both the first two seasons were showed by Five USA a couple of years ago, although admittedly they were broadcast at about midnight. They did manage to show each season in the space of about a week though, as if it was some embarrassing piece of crap that they wanted to get out of the way just so they could show some more CSI repeats.

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Groupon pops corks: Happy CEO, sales and shares up, profit... oh

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Iceberg ahead

All hail Eric Lefkofsky the new deck chair re-arranger!

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China prepares to lift 13-year game console ban – report

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Re: Difficult to believe

You've obviously never played Skyrim....

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Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo: The big three slug it out at E3

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Fifa 14

You mention that the latest version of Fifa 14 is one of those games that will be available on the current and next generation consoles, but what's funny is that there will be a PS2 version as well. That's a mere thirteen years after the console was first released!

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Google Chromebooks now in over 6,600 stores

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FAIL

Chromebooks, the Xbox One of the laptop world.

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Microsoft to unveil new Xbox console on May 21

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Joke

Re: Anyone have any intel on the actual release date?

Intel? I thought that they were going with AMD for the new Xbox?

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Gov report: Actually, evil City traders DIDN'T cause the banking crash

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Robin Hood Tax

" the Robin Hood Tax - which will curb the excessive trading once and for all."

I thought the idea of the RHT wasn't so much to curb excessive trading, but rather to provide a fund to pay for the banking bail outs, both the current one and any future ones?

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SpaceX rocket reaches orbit but Dragon fails to spit fire

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Joke

And what about the other one?

"The Dragon capsule has already carried two live passengers, one of whom made it back to earth without snuffing it." So only a 50% success rate then?

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UK games market clutches chest, bleeds out sales in 2012

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Re: I love steam

"downloading your entire steam library after something goes horribly pear shaped with the machine... not cool! although not awful if you have a decent speed you can leave it over night for the most part, unless you have one of those really annoying data cap things by your isp, admittedly I have only need to do this once so far, but still a pain."

Did you know that you can backup Steam games so that you don't have to keep downloading them? It's not 100% effective as sometimes Steam doesn't recognize the back up and tries to download it again, but it usually works.

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Apple retail stores most productive in US – by far

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Joke

True Religion

Are you sure that Apple isn't actually number 7 on that list?

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Pandora sues publishers over online music royalties

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Re: I say screw-em. I don't listen to online radio anyway.

"Does anyone know how much Clearchannel pays to play music over local airwave radio stations?"

US radio stations don't have to pay record companies/artists for the privileged of promoting their records like they do in the UK.

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James Bond doesn't do CGI: Inside 007's amazing real-world action

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FAIL

The scenes with the chopper lassoing the Cessna and landing one on the tanker were in Licence to Kill not The Living Daylights. The mistake is understandable though as the film is pretty forgettable, as the Gladys Knight theme tune is just about the only decent thing about it.

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New Opera 12 hooks web apps to 3D graphics acceleration

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Stop

I love you but...

Great. I wonder which web pages will stop working with this version? Using Opera is like having a child that you love dearly, but you still have to admit that it can be an annoying brat at times.

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MoneySavingExpert.com founder flogs website for £87m

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Holmes

Is he going to invest his £87m in one of those Icelandic banks that he recommended?

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Naked gyrating iPad vid exposes truth behind Apple's billions

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It's not just about the wages/hours

But after doing your 12 hour shifts did you then have to go to a cramped dorm with eight people in it, or to a nice dwelling with family/friends where you had your own private space?

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Warp drives are PLANET KILLERS, Sydney Uni students find

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Alien

Make it so...

Funnily enough there was a Star Trek: TNG episode called Force Of Nature which was about this theory, so I wonder if rather than having "re-examined the maths of the Alcubierre drive" they really just watched a DVD box set of the show while they were stoned?

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HP earnings fall 44% on Whitman's debut quarter

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No doubt the next story will be about the Board Of Directors awarding themselves millions of pounds in bonuses as a reward for not bankrupting the company.

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Apple mulls new chip boffinry HQ in Israel

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Quite ironic for a company that was founded by someone who was half Syrian.

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The Guardian iPad Edition

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Facepalm

Grauniad

Does it come with a free spellcheck app?

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Major Comet investor backs sale

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Pirate

50% off

They should double the price of the company for 30 days and then cut the price by 50% so that the buyer thinks that they are getting a great deal.

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Music on plastic discs still popular, apparently

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What's DRM?

Do all of those who keep commenting about how they prefer CDs because it doesn't have DRM still think it's 2005 and not 2011? None of the legal download stores that I have been using for years (Amazon, Play and others) have DRM in their music downloads.

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Total Recall rehash – exit Martians, enter Jessica Biel

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Casting Couch Blues

I heard a rumour that Kate Beckinsale only got a part in this film because she slept with the director.....

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Futuristic Judge Dredd smartguns issued to 101st Airborne

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Title goes here....

Great, so now they can kill hostages from even further away!

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HMRC staff fired for racism over benefits

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Sectarianism traded in for racism?

Now that they've stopped attacking their fellow Irishmen to a large degree, they do seem to have turned their hatred onto ethnic minorities in NI, so this story does not surprise me at all.

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Garage card scammer jailed

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Keep going well...

It's funny that I knew that it would be a Shell petrol station before I even read the story, as something similar happened to my Dad at a local Shell station and the credit card company said that it happens a lot to their customers.

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Facebook in 'solid net profit' shocker

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Happy

A cruel thing to do with the profits....

..would be to use them to to buy Bebo.

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Apple kills 'Get a Mac' ad campaign

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Gates Halo

Reality vs Mac Fantasy

I always thought it was funny that they chose a real life Mac user (John Hodgson) to portray the nerdy PC user.

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Ubuntu's Lucid Lynx stalks PC and Mac converts

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Linux

Linux Mint

If you want a non-geek friendly version of Linux then try Mint. I was a Linux skeptic until I tried it and I have installed it on a 4 year old Toshiba laptop and an Athlon 3200 based desktop without any driver or setup problems. It runs DVDs,mp3s, CDs and video files out of the box without the user having to fiddle with configuration files.

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US Navy plans self-building floating fortresses

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It has already been done...

..well on a small scale anyway and it's called a Uniflote.

http://www.nordbro.se/english/uniflote.asp

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