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Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray

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Re: DVD-Audio ?? try VHS-HI FI...

I seem to remember my circa 1990 Aiwa (I think) VHS being able to take an RCA line level input, and record audio only at about 4 > 1 on a tape. eg. 8hrs music on a 2hr tape. Sounded fine into a Quad 33 into Yamaha PA + active speakers... 'Til a burglar took the VCR, TV, camera, cash, and my big rucksack :o(. But left the stereo...

If only he knew.

Arse.

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As WinXP death looms, Microsoft releases its operating system SOURCE CODE for free

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Re: – DOS 6.22 + 4DOS command processor FTW!

It was DR-DOS 7.04 + Hyperdisk cache for me.

Beat the crap out of MS's lame efforts. Three disk swaps to copy a 1.44 floppy? Yeah right.

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Re: What was 2.0 really known for? @AC

No, it was because filenames were limited to 8.3 character format...

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Ancient telly, check. Sonos sound system, check. OMG WOAH

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Re: Is it a joke??

@jzlondon. For me, sound quality IS the only criteria when evaluating AUDIO equipment.

Price also has a major influence, as, like Mr. Raith, I'm not made of money either. My current system, since my Quad 33 karked it, is a 30 year old NAD amp, driving a pair of 25 year old Linn speakers. Sounds bloody marvellous to my aging lugs, and the pair of them cost me less than a ton. Isn't fleabay great?

Of course, YMMV.

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

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@Numptyscrub. You were lucky...

I paid £120 quid each for four 4MB SIMMs for my 486.

Ouch.

I've got a VHS sized case full of the things in my bits box now. Know anybody who might want them?

Icon? I was robbed.

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You TWITS! Facebook exec erects billboards shaming texting drivers

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Re: Piloting a ton of metal...

Do you mean motorcycles, because I'm sure you have to look pretty hard to find a merkin car that only weighs a ton.

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US saves self from Huawei spying by spying on Huawei spying

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Re: xenophobic turf protection

Would they be the US kit providers whose kit is mostly manufactured in Eastasia?

They're all at it...

It just seems that the septics keep getting caught out by their denials and distractions. Whereas us Brits "don't comment on matters of national security", then carry on regardless. Over-sight? Yeah, we've heard of that stuff. Doesn't apply here, old stick. What!

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Blighty goes retro with 12-sided pound coin

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Re: Brings back memories

"Show us yer thrupennies" was a popular saying when I were a lad.

How times change. It would probably get your name on a "Register" nowadays.

Coat please. The grubby one. Ta.

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BT caught in data gaffe drama: Whistleblower squeals over alleged email fail

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ICO to BT: Hold your hand out.

SLAP!

Don't do it again, or else...

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Florida bloke cuffed for pit bull shag outrage

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WTF?

@Lester

Shall I just send smutty news tips direct to you from now on?

The news-desk have been sitting on this since Friday.

And not a word of thanks.

:o(

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LOHAN chap hooks up with busty stratominx in cosmic pleasure cruise

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It does lower the tone somewhat...

Mr. Akerman, please give your full attention to getting that bloody plane launched, before we all die of age related degenerative disorders.

And have a beer to focus your mind.

;o)

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

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@ Chris Miller

+1 for the Libretto range.

In a previous life, my colleagues and I installed dozens of those little babies in Out of Hours Doctor's cars all over the country. Came with a docking bay, to which we could attach Paknet Radio Pads for fully mobile data. A printer on the back seat too, if you wanted / needed hard copy.

This was in the late 90s...

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Squidge-droids maker updates iRobot for SUCK, SCRUB action

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Re: Can't afford a French Maid.

Have you thought of a furniture Polish Maid!

I'm here all week.

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Bloke rattles tin for giant 3D two-headed beast

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Re: over eight different materials

I was going to upvote you, but you already had nine, and it seemed wrong to spoil it.

Have an iconic thumb up instead. ;o)

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Voracious alien flatworm hits French in the escargots

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Re: The Zerg are here !

Never mind all that malarkey.

Just announce them as a new national dish, and they'll all be gone in days.

Brown tagliatelli anybody?

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WHOA: Get a load of Asteroid DX110 JUST MISSING planet EARTH

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Re: a bit of a wallop

More of a squelch in Wales, Shirley?

Splashdown?

Now, where's my umbrella.

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Aargh! My EYEBALLS are MELLLTING! Curse this DEVIL LAPTOP

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Re: F.Lux

Something similar for Debian / Ubuntu users, and probably other *nixes is available at

http://jonls.dk/redshift/

Source is available on github too.

Works fine for me.

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Bill Gates is BACK... as CHIEF RICH human of PLANET EARTH

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Re: He's not doing a very good job of giving money away is he?

I would personally take 100 million for myself and the family, and sign the rest over to "The Foundation".

But it's not mine...

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Dashboard Siri! Take me to the airport! NO, NOT the RUNWAY! Argh!

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Re: Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and... Volvo?

Volvo has always been a prestige brand.

That's why (mostly) older people buy them new. They have the money.

They build comfortable, safe, practical and strong cars. All in the same model. They also do fast ones, if you want.

I can only put cassettes in mine, because I'm a pleb, and can't afford a new one. But hey, I can get Radio 4 everywhere, even in France.

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UK.gov back-office battle may see British Justice offshored

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@AMFM

Quite. +1

Nurse. My med's have worn off... He's making sense again.

;o)

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Labour calls for BIG OVERHAUL of UK super-snoop powers in 'new digital world'

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Re: More of the same drivel

+1 for Treasonous May.

And +another 1 for the rest.

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Re: Sigh

Mike.

I think you'll find that the Americans follow OUR lead in the snooping on all and sundry game.

The United Kingdom. Leading the world...

...Down the shitter.

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BT demands end to Ofcom wholesale broadband subsidies for BSkyB, TalkTalk

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WTF?

When BT can...

Give me "unlimited" 20+Mb ADSL, free evening and weekend calls, including line rental, for £12.25 / month, then they can talk about fairness.

Until then, they can fuck right off!

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Black and white please.

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@diodesign

Sorry, that item was posted while I was (checking your stylesheet) composing my complaint.

:o(

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Black and white please.

#777H WTF?

Come on guys, we're not all 25 years old.

Don't make me kill your css, as well as those feckin' annoying flash ads.

And link colours are broken too.

Sheesh.

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Nokia launches Euro ANDROID invasion, quips: 'Microsoft knew what they were buying'

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@ Andrew Orlovski

But what is the advantage of one of these "reduced" Androids, if you and I can buy a bloat free Moto G quad core "proper" Android with a gig of RAM for the same price?

The Nokia badge?

Sorry, but they really need to OUTDO current, as you call them, "landfill Androids" to win in this cut-throat business.

Don't get me wrong, I was a BIG fan of Nokia, but they really backed the wrong horse in Microsoft.

Orlovski FAIL.

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Don't worry Richard...

"I" saw what you did there.

:o)

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Any specs? Release date?

About bloody time. Or will it be too little, too late?

They really need to bring out a killer piece of kit, like the Moto G, at sub £100 to stand a chance.

It's a shame really. From 1996 to 2010 I only ever had Nokia phones, and they were all great at being phones. My trusty 6310i still comes out of retirement when I go fishing, purely for its brilliant reception. None of my smartphones have ever had a sniff of a signal at my favourite fishing spot...

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Steve Jobs statue: Ones and ohs and OH NOES – it's POINTING at us

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@ notauser

That's a tad harsh.

There are half a dozen pieces of her work scattered around my home town, and they are interesting, unexpected, and thought provoking. (If they haven't been stolen / vandalised since I last saw them).

She's not all bad.

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Q&A: Schneier on trust, NSA spying and the end of US internet hegemony

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Re: I must be getting old...

It's not just me then...

Hey Reg. BLACK on WHITE please.

The fail is for which ever (probably) young whippersnapper thought this was a good idea.

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Ford to dump Microsoft's 'aggravating' in-car tech for ... BlackBerry?

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Re: Makes perfect sense as QNX...

Did you try closing all the windows, then turning it off and on again?

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Mobile World Congress: It's not about the SHINY SHINY anymore

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Re: Can't contain the container

<Cough> Blackberry </Cough>

HTH.

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MtGox has VANISHED. So where have all the Bitcoins gone?

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Told you so!

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/containing/2117533

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MtGox MELTDOWN: Quits Bitcoin Foundation board, deletes Twitter

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Re: Mt Gox home page has hidden HTML comment

Not any more... 16:08 25/2/14

Dear MtGox Customers,

In the event of recent news reports and the potential repercussions on MtGox's operations and the market, a decision was taken to close all transactions for the time being in order to protect the site and our users. We will be closely monitoring the situation and will react accordingly.

Best regards,

MtGox Team

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

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Lester!

You really need to stay indoors more.

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Jolla announces Sailfish OS 1.0, says Android love-fest soon to come

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Re: like Angela Merckels handbag :)

Cottage / Shepherd's pie anyone?

Nom nom nom.

Can't wait for the Moto G release... Will there be one?

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Google's 1Gbps fiber 'not driving' Time Warner Cable's sudden Austin speed increase

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Make 'em 'ave it!!!

So, Septics, which would you prefer, 1 to 10 Gb/s or 300 Mb/s?

I'd be happy with either, but if they're the same price, I'll have the fast one please. ;o)

P.S. Nice one Google. If you've got to run fibre round the country, at least let everybody benefit.

Are you listening, and watching, British Telecom? FFS, we need some competition on the right side of the pond. And not just in the Virgin (cables inherited from Telewest/Blue Yonder and others.) cabled, high population areas. I live on the main street in my moderately sized town (60k+), 200 yards from the main exchange, but can't get FTTH from any-one.

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Sanity now: Gnome 3.12 looking sensible - at least in beta

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Godwyn.

EOT.

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Mathematicians spark debate with 13 GB proof for Erdős problem

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@teebie Re: Corrections.

It's up near the top of this page, to the right of the "Post your comment" grey box.

They moved it a while ago, during the last re-vamp I believe.

HTH.

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First Data hoiks out custom Android point-of-sale fondleslab

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A nation of shut down shopkeepers.

FTFY.

HTH.

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Play.com tech titan snaps up 'VoIP-tastic WhatsApp' firm Viber

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Cyprus based?

So, all your Viber chats will be routed via Akrotiri or some other GCHQ outpost?

Nice.

No need to worry about helicopters in this weather!

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Spam, a lot of it: Bubble tea is the Seoul of wit

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Those Sun Pillows look brilliant!

Could you forward me that mail?

As for jazz mags, when I were a lad, back in the 70s, Fiesta, Knave and the like seemed to grow in hedges near lay-bys. Didn't need no key. ;o)

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15,000 London coppers to receive new crime-fighting tool: an iPad

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Re: a bit on the steep side

OK, I'll bite.

Let's be generous, and call it 60K p/a. That still gives you over a thousand Plod.

Do you really think giving every Bobby on the beat one of those things is going to reduce the levels of criminality in the Smoke by more than all those extra coppers.

And have you ever tried typing more than a short missive on a tablet?

Call me cynical, but I smell vested interests.

Watchin' the detectives.

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Re: a bit on the steep side

At thirty grand a year, that would still pay for over two thousand boys in blue for three years. (Just checked the MPS website. Starting salary 22K + 6K London weighting.)

I'm sure that would be a far better solution for London's residents.

Apple, and whoever they "bunged", not so much. (Notices banhammer descending...) Allegedly.

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Only £13,333.33 Each.

How do they manage to knock Apple down so low on price?

F.F.S. How many real plod could you get for that?

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Opera founder von Tetzchner: It's all gone to crap since I quit

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Re: Sad panda.

Sad Cowturd too.

Been using Opera since the late 90s, and it was always ahead of the other browsers.

I'm still on 12.16 for the foreseeable future.

Where to now?

Suggestions on a postcard to the usual address...

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'I plead guilty to DDoS conspiracy and these GCHQ b*stards were doing the SAME thing?'

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DDoS?

Two options here.

1/ Lock up the spooks.

2/ Let those convicted of taking part in a DDoS attack go free.

Sauce for the goose, and all that. What?

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WhisperSystems creates 'suicide pill' for phones

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@DougS

Ah, but every police station has a biscuit tin...

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Is modern life possible without a smartphone?

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Re: Why?

My 1973 Austin All-aggro had a gallon of oil life of four weeks.

Comfy though. ;o)

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Eurocops want to build remote car-stopper, shared sensor network

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Re: @Mary Jane Bogart re: A.B.S.

No, you anonymous dick.

It has never activated because I have never been in a situation where I couldn't brake safely without it. It's what used to be known as "paying attention to the road ahead."

I have had one accident in 36 years of driving, and that was the other driver's fault. The fact that his insurance paid up without a quibble confirms this.

Roll on Google cars, to take some of the idiots out of the equation.

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