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787 posts • joined 2 Apr 2010

City of Munich throws Ubuntu lifeline to Windows XP holdouts

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WTF?

@ Dan Paul Re: Win7 instead of XP??

But Dan, the article is about XP.

And how long did W7 take to update to latest revisions and reboot umpteen times?

Last one I did about a month ago took about three hours of updates, and four or five reboots. And user intervention to agree to some MS license BS. .Net I think...

Mint install to same PC took under an hour including all updates and ONE reboot to load the latest kernel. And it was usable whilst it was doing it.

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Pizza drones, mad cyclists and Bitcoin-for-arms traders: A vision of LNDN 2023

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Re: makes Judge Dred look almost desirable

From my knowledge of Scandinavians, (I am Godfather to a Norwegian), lots of them not only home brew, but home distil as well!

Skol!

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Ghastly! Yahoo! Groups! gripes! grip! grumpy! gremlin! grumblers!

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Re: email still works (thankfully)

Really?

Try setting up email forwarding to a gmail account, then tell me it works.

I raised this with their support team almost a year ago, and they said it will be fixed "soon"...

Still waiting.

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Radioaficionados españoles: Echadnos una mano

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WTF?

Who are Buzz and Zurg?

Inquiring minds, and all that...

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Amazon cloud goes down in Northern Virginia

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Splicing in a new NSA feed?

See title.

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Tell me why I don't like Moon days: Bob Geldof heads into SPAAACE

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If we ask nicely...

Do you think they would leave him up there?

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Startup claims 1W wireless charging at 10 metres

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Re: More than 100W

2.4GHz?

So, charge your phone, and stomp all over every wi-fi network in a half mile radius.

Hmmm...

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Google scrambles to block backdoors

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I refer the Honourable gentleman to my earlier reply...

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/containing/1890619

Coat. Going.

And don't call me Dave.

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Vote NOW to name LOHAN doomsday box

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Re: Too late for another?

How about...

Button

Operated

Orbital

Balloon / Ballocket

In

Extremis

System?

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Brit Skylon spaceplane moves closer to lift-off

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LAPCAT A2

That looks ominously like something that needed help from International Rescue back when I was a nipper.

Thunderbirds are go!

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Limbaugh: If you hate Apple then you're a lefty blog-o-twat hipster

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@Steven Raith

OI! I resemble that remark. :o)

My current Volvo was made in Belgium, much to the amusement of my best mate.

Lovely cars for the more mature commie subversive bastard. :o)

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Boffins use lasers to detect radio waves

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Boffin

Re: tuning

Cat's whisker?

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Nokia sidles up to Qualcomm, hands over bulging map package

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@Charlie re: icons currently disabled.

Reg has hidden them behind the not obvious enough "Add an icon" label, above the Title box.

The new work experience web monkey is probably enamoured with the VS12 grey on grey look.

And FFS Reg, pleeease put the icons back on the left where they belong.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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WikiLeaker Bradley Manning found not guilty of 'aiding the enemy'

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No great surprise...

I think it's good that he has been acquitted of the most serious charge, but the length of the sentence he gets for the other "offences" will hopefully not be anywhere near the maximum permitted.

On a separate note, I don't think that sighting people up from your circling helicopter, then pressing the "kill the terrorists" button, can by any stretch of the imagination be called accidental!

Justice? We've heard of it.

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Kiwis rally against 'snoops' charter' law

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Mushroom

Go Kiwis...

But don't expect us totally apathetic Brits to get off our lazy arses to back you up.

We love being abused by capitalists too much.

What it would take to wake us up. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

P.S. elReg! Put the icons back on the other side! It just looks wrong!

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Google Chromecast: Here's why it's the most important smart TV tech ever

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Re: fuck streaming

I refer the honourable gentleman to http://thepiratebay.is

Other Bit-torrent sites are available.

Allegedly.

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Google's new Chromecast spills its simplistic guts

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@Zola.

Thank you!

Drinky poos?

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Linux

Can't be arsed to check...

But is the bootloader locked on this thing? Could make a nice little XBMC stick.

I'll stick to my Raspberry Pis for now.

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SPEARS joins the 19-mile-high club: Intimate snaps

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@John Gamble.

Reverse psychology. Works every time! ;o)

I was expecting "The chicken song", so not as bad as it could have been.

I've still got the tune stuck though.

Bugger!

Oh, and well done one and all!

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Pikmin to the rescue: Can Nintendo revamp revive Wii U fortunes?

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Meh

#40,000 in the queue for the demo...

Could be a long wait.

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Articles with no comments

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@diodesign

When you've sobered up, read what Mr. Underpants wrote above, then do what he suggests.

HTH HANN.

My turn. :) >>>>>>>>>>>>

P.S. Can I come off the naughty step now please?

I promise to try not to troll Andrew again! :o)

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Spotify strikes back at Radiohead - but artists are still angry

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Re: Catweazel

Electrickery!

Happy memories. :o)

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Emergency mobile networks take off on model planes

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Far too dangerous... Encrypted mesh networks...

What's to stop the terror paedo hoodies from using it for nefarious purpoises?

The security services wouldn't be able to listen in unimpeded.

Mrs. May wouldn't sleep for worrying.

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MS Office on iOS is OFF the menu, says Fujitsu as it nixes Personal Cloud

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Butt-snorkling.

I'm stealing that one.

Cheers Trev! ;o)

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El Reg Playmonaut soars to 113,000ft

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Re: Nice one all - a very exciting day

She was rushed to hospital to have her finger removed from her left eye! ;o)

Well done all.

Have a pint chaps! And a glass of sauvignon blanc "for the ladies".

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Is it a BIRD? Is it a plane? Right first time – and she's in SPANDEX

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Re: Oh the irony

it's best to assume that your every move, action and bodily function will be analysed for the greater glory of the PRC.....

As opposed to the NSA or GCHQ?

Just encrypt everything. Always!

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BlackBerry BB10 devices refuse to leap off shelves

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Re: BlackBerry nixes BlackBerry 10 on PlayBooks

I was looking forward to getting BB10 on my Playbook, but as I only paid £100 for a 64 gig model, and it's still a nice piece of kit, I'll give it a "meh".

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LOHAN cranks up old-school clockwork failsafe

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Re: don't forget to grease the locking pin

A foolproof switch is easily made with two drawing pins pressed into either jaw of a sprung wooden clothes peg. Strip of credit card for insulator / firing pin.

Probably less than 10g total weight. 9v battery for back up power, say another 40g. Sorted.

Mine's a pint. Cheers.

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Not work! - Firmware hacks

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Re: Not work! - Firmware hacks

Looks like if it's not on XDAdevs then you're S.O.L. So roll up your sleeves and dive right on in...

Or buy a new phone! ;o)

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El Reg rocket squad poised to select Ultimate Cuppa teabag

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Re: Try Co-op 99

I too was raised on Co-Op 99 loose leaf tea, and my dear old Mum still uses it. Yummy stuff.

Nowadays, my personal preference is Tetley, with Taylor's YT a close second. The water down here in the far south east is as hard as diamonds, but I didn't like the taste of their "Hard water" stuff. The YT Gold Rwandan was quite nice, but not often spotted in the wild, at least not round these 'ere parts...

Should I move back to Yorkshire, or Rwanda?

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Ferocious fungus imperils future of British gin and tonic

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TONIC?

Pinkers all the way for me. :o}

Beer is for wussies.

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Nuke plants to rely on PDP-11 code UNTIL 2050!

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<brummie>Kipper tie?</brummie>

Go on then.

Milk, no sugar. Ta.

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Jobs' 'incredibly stupid' prattlings prove ebook price-fix plot, claim Feds

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Holmes

I call Godwyn!

E.O.T.

Sorry Daniel B. Go to the back of the class and face the wall.

Closest icon to a pointy hat... No D.

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More than half of Windows 8 users just treat it like Windows 7

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+1 for "nut huggers"

Well played Sir!

Have a thumb.

P.S. I shall be pinching that one. ;o)

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Don't Panic! Google FCC filing reveals mystery media device

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Re: Maybe

In your dreams, son. Only in your dreams.

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US Congress excoriates Apple's tax-avoidance shenanigans

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Meh

Sniffing the air...

The usual corporate shenanigans.

As ye sow, so shall ye reap. (Tax free)

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Your Flying Car? Delayed again, but you WILL get it, says Terrafugia

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@Matt Bryant re: Close miss...

Yeah, those hot air balloonists really pull some amazing high speed stunts don't they? You never know where they're gonna be in ten seconds time.

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Microsoft splashes big bucks to blast Google Apps

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FUD much?

Grrr... It really makes me mad.

How about they make their own software a little more"standards compliant", and then perhaps we wouldn't have these sort of situations?

What's that you say? Lock in. Never heard of it. Now hand over your cash every month, like a good sheep.

Twats!

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Builder-in-a-hole outrage sparks Special Projects Bureau safety probe

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Re: Excellent!

No, that's called backfill.

Mind your backs.

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US Department of Defense fingers China as top cyber threat

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Hmmm...

Over 90% of intrusion attempts on my server trace to .ru IP blocks. Mostly "academic" blocks, at that. Do they run hacking courses at Russian Universities?

YMMV.

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App gap flap: New York's e-cabbies FOILED AGAIN

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Re: share a drive app ?

Don't forget that taking passengers for money, in other than work type "car share" arrangements is a whole new insurance nightmare.

Don't even think about it...

HTH.

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Barnes & Noble bungs Raspberry Pi-priced Nook on shelves

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Re: £29 e-reader dodgy marketing?

I ordered one online with B&N, but without registering for an account. Failed after a couple of minutes with a "payment refused" message.

Tried again after registering, with the same card, and I now have a "scheduled to ship" email.

That'll do for me.

Mum will be getting my Kobo.

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It was the Reg what won it: Online Hitchhiker's Guide thriving

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+1 for Pan Yan pickle

Why can't anyone find the recipe?

:o(

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Reg hack to starve on £1 a day for science

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Re: Worthwhile charity

Not only that, but that £400+k was divvied up between just seven "employees", two of whom earned over £70k.

And WTF is Social Security payments about? If it's National Insurance payments, call it that.

Does the lowly secretary earn fifty grand a year?

This is not a "proper" charity in my book, and the ten quid I was going to sponsor Lester with will be going to National Coastwatch Institution's local branch. Nobody gets paid there. In fact, it costs them money to help.

Sorry Lester.

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Master Beats: Why doesn't audio quality matter these days?

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Re: Finished with ElReg

Thanks for registering, just to say goodbye. Mr city trader QAZXSW

Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

P.S. Great article by the way Al. ;o)

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@Loyal commenter.

Preferring to see Hawkwind over The Smiths or Mr. Zed is nothing to be ashamed of. I saw them in the late 70s, and they were feckin' excellent. The 50 odd Liberty cap mushrooms may have helped. :o)

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Behold Ubuntu Server 13.04: Focus on hypervisors and OpenStack

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Windows

Whoosh...

What was that noise?

That was the sound of that article going completely over my head.

<<< Me feeling tired and emotional, after trying to decipher that lot...

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Australian Federal Police claim arrest of 'LulzSec leader'

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The leader of Lulzsec?

Yeah right.

And I'm the leader of Anonymous.

Plod. See icon.

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EU trade chief looks to reboot anti-dumping case against Huawei, ZTE

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@ Colin. What's that smell?

Ah yes, protectionism...

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Dubai splurges on 700hp, 217mph Lamborghini police cruiser

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Re: PREY ALONE

Cheers for that!

Not a bad use of 15 minutes of my time.

Not sure it would have needed a farm for the CGI. Maybe an allotment, or a small green-house? ;o)

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