* Posts by Gene Poole

35 posts • joined 15 Apr 2010

Apple TV stripdown reveals mystery solder pads

Gene Poole
Headmaster

Pedantry alert

Hey man, it's "Kool-Aid", not "cool-aid", and there is no antidote!

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HABITABLE ALIEN WORLD discovered 20 light-years away!

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Hmm...

Maybe the IT Dept. of the future will have gravity reduction flooring to enable us all to get to and from the vending machine without expending too much energy?

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Christian group declares jct 9 on M25 cursed

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Yes, it would

Regression to the mean was the first thing to pop into my head too. It usually works a treat in these cases, thereby "proving" the effectiveness of the prayer vigil.

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Vodafone shares subscriber info with world+dog

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Still working

Still working at 1715. I tested it with the numbers of a few work colleagues.

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Recession drives pies sky high

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@Nelsons Butchers

Yes, they're still there and good as ever IMHO; don't forget the suasages too. I'm rather lucky to live within walking distance of this emporium.

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Gene Poole
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Dickinson & Morris

pork pies are highly recommended by me and millions of others. They have a shop in Melton Mowbray High Street from where the pies will always be better than those that have been on a supermarket shelf for a week.

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Rioting lags demand women's tennis

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@Criminals...

And here I sat thinking that the purpose of YOIs is the rehabilitation of offenders. Silly me. Why don't you lobby for the reintroduction of a few medieval punishments while you're at it?

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All CO2-spewing kit now in existence is OK for the planet

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Agreed

I had a Merc E320 that rotted away. The cost of fixing said tinworm would have been considerably more than the value of the car, so I got rid of it. However, the engine and gearbox was sweet as a nut and would have probably gone on to half a million miles with regular oil changes.

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Hope so.

I'm hoping that my 3.0 SE X350 will be OK for at least another 10 years. (For the unitiated, the X350 series is the aluminium-bodied XJ built from 2003-2010)

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Bacon thief leaves rasher on door knob

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Joke

Hmm...

Bet the police give the guy a grilling when they find him.

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Once-in-a-lifetime gag tops Fringe quip list

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Thanks Sarah

That made me laugh far more than any of the puerile jokes quoted in the article.

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Cops cuff armed white supremacist in banana costume

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Agreed.

It's Friday afternoon, so let's jave it!

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New 'Tolpuddle Martyrs' demand £50 a day

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@skelband

Bloody hell, what office do you work at? Any vacancies?

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Independent bigs up the 'Wanky Balls festival'

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Is there even a word for that kind of information manipulation?

Yes, it's called "Politics"

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iPhone users get more sex than Android fans

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Joke

That should jack the sales up

Coat acquiisition under way.

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Vonage offers free 3G calls for iPhone, Droid Facebookers

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FAIL

Ha!

So how many of us actually get a strong, stable 3G connection that will support VOIP calls?

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Mac sales tripled since 2005

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@Dave_Page

The Mac haters haven't got out of bed yet. They'll be along later.

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Cops taser Somerset chap's nether regions

Gene Poole
Black Helicopters

A title is no longer required

To sum up:

Owning a BMW = possessing an offensive weapon.

Driving a BMW = aggressive behaviour.

Asking a PC if there's a problem* = obstructing an officer in the execution of his duty.

Shooting an invalid in the nuts with a Taser = an accident.

*Normal response when we don't know what the cop wants.

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'External experts' replace Oracle on £13.2m Uni IT project

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Crystal Ball 2.1

The phrase "implemented in stages" always sends a shiver down my spine too, especially if the requirements changes between stages.

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iPhone customers lay into Apple after iOS 4.0.1 update fails to install

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Go

Nah, Macs are fine

Maybe it's the Linux boxes running iTunes under Wine that are the problem.

if (!tinFoilHatOn) (

GetTheHellOut();

} else (

WaitForTheFlames();

)

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Worked for me

Just to keep a sense of perspective, I'm pleased to say that the update installed normally on my iPhone 3G. I used a Mac and a genuine iPhone USB cable for the job, and I accept that this may have contributed to the success of the operation.

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Steve Jobs denies Judas Phone antenna problems

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Probably not...

FWIW the snap-on case and screen protector on my iPhone 3G are almost unmarked after well over 12 months of use, so it shouldn't be an issue unless the free bumpers are much lower quality. Of course, those who treat their phones like ice hockey pucks should expect lower levels of durability.

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Gene Poole

I don't know,

but I've long wondered the same thing. I also find that different cars give different levels of shock with the same shoes. My Volvo used to give me a bolt from hell, whereas my E-class was less viscous. My current <don't all groan at once> vehicle has an aluminum body, and I haven't had a shock yet...

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Women would rather be on Facebook than on the toilet

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Aye,

old Nokia phones are as tough as old boots. I bounced one down the platform at King's Cross while running for a train a few years back, and it carried on working perfectly.

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Fanbois love sex toys: Official

Gene Poole
Headmaster

Oh dear...

Look, if you're going to make fun of Mac users, at least spell their collective nouns correctly. I'll forgive the misspelling of 'truly' because it's a long word for a MS user :)

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Gene Poole
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Sod the title

My wife and I use Macs at home, and I have an iPhone. We also have a very happy marriage, due in no small part to not having to spend our lives installing Windoze updates and fighting recalcitrant PCs. Maybe we have more time to spend playing with our toys than others?

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Happy

Um, no,

Linux Open-Source sex toy - a kitchen roll tube and lots of spit.

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Probably not...

...as one can view Flash movies perfectly well on a Mac, and I suspect that a high percentage of iPhone/iPad users also own a Mac. Of course, if an iPad user wants to view their pr0n whilst out and about that's another matter, since the current generation of iPads appear not to list DVD playback among their capabilities..

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How can UK.gov spend £35m on a website?

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Joke

Typical

The site's down.

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It's non-stop fun in Zero Carbon Britain, 2030

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Alien

I for one

welcome our new zero-carbon overlords.

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Primate-phobic Brit attacked by crab-eating Macaques

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Peterborough

The place is full of primates from the lower echelons of the evolutionary tree. They hang around Cathedral Square, pestering everyone for money/fags/food/whatever.

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Mac OS X cranked to 10.6.4

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...nor here

Installed on a Mac Pro last night. No problems whatsoever, although somewhat unusually it did require a reboot.

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Twitter topples over

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WTF?

Really?

I didn't even notice.

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First among SQLs

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The pick n mix

was always just inside the front door of my local branch of Woolies; no wonder the little ruffians used to steal it. I, of course, never entertained such ideas.

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Death row inmate claims allergy to lethal injection

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FAIL

Chop, chop!

Why not introduce the guillotine? It's quick and easy. The problem with lethal injection is that it's an exact science, and the combination of uncooperative victim and hamfisted executioner often leads to a botched performance.

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