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* Posts by Lamont Cranston

1019 posts • joined 27 Apr 2010

End in sight for IT jobs outsourcing massacre

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There's far too much common-sense thinking, in this forum.

You people will get nowhere in either politics or business, with this approach.

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iPhone 5 gets a 5in screen

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Re: Peripheral?? Definitely!

Bluetooth earpiece, linked to a tablet in your hand/man-bag, running Siri-style voice recognition for calls and text (and possibly more). Would work brilliantly, but you'd feel like a right berk when using it.

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Trust me baby,

this is five inches...

Alt: Never mind the quality, feel the width...

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Toshiba outs monster 13in tablet spec

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Couldn't they have given it a wipe

for the photos?

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Commodore outs Linux-running Amiga Mini desktop

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Re: Hmm

Rounded corners, man - Apple can't lose! While they're at it, they can sue the makers of my dining table.

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Chrome beats IE market share for one day

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What's a discussion on browsers,

without someone pointing out that Opera is the only good browser, and all others eventually copy its features?

Nothing, that's what. So, here, you can thank me later:

Opera is the only good browser, and all others eventually copy its features.

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Ten... stars of the Geneva Motor Show

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Car design is long dead,

and this appears to have been largely an exercise in kicking its corpse. Humbug.

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Ugly?

Why, yes - it's been designed to match its occupants.

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Pope Benedict in .XXX pro-Islam cybersquat drama

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Well, there was I,

searching for some quality, hardcore smut, but to no avail. And then it occured to me - what's the one name you associate with quality grumble? Hefner? Flint? Ben Dover? Don't be silly, it's the Pope! Tap-tap-tap on the keyboard, checking out the XXX domain (glad they put that up, or I'd never have known where to find my jazz)... Moments later, I'd been converted to Islam.

What a day.

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Met plod will use 1980s software to police Olympics

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"rampack wobble"

It fell down the stairs, honest.

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Tsk.

Last summer's riots were coordinated with Twitter and BBM. The police could move to either with minimal financial outlay. Why, just thinking about this makes me feel safer.

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Writers' alliance throws the book at Apple 'piracy'

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Copyright theft?

Apple? China? This is pure troll-bait!

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New iPad: The only review roundup you'll ever need

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"We'll keep refining it, it's plainly not working yet."

Enough about Android, what about the iPad?

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High Court confirms 'cheap DVD' tax loophole will close

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Yes, George,

consumers will happily pay more for their entertainment media, happy in the knowledge that this will help swell the government coffers, letting you pay off that massive deficit that we all caused.

There's simply no way that people will switch to illegal downloads, and HMV will be saved!

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Comet and Walmart battle for Game

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Re: CeX

There's something very off-putting about visiting the Sex Change shop. Not that going on the Game is much of an improvement.

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PhD pimp's mobe lock screen outwits Feds - Google told to help

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Sounds about right.

Shows the inherent danger with touchscreen interfaces, too - when my LG Cookie packed up, there was no way to get anything off the damn thing, which is why I now make a point of buying phones with keyboards (and making regular backups, obviously).

Still, I'm slightly upset that law enforcement don't really have that cable that they use on CSI - you know, the one that fits any phone and gives instant access to everything on it? You'll be telling me that they can't really enhance 2 pixels of CCTV footage into a high-res picture of someone's face, next.

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Cambridge student wins 'Hack Idol'

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Hack Idol?

I prefer Britian's Got Telnet.

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Game Group shares slide under a penny

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I have to come out in their defence.

There's both a Game and a Gamestation, in the town where I work (heaven knows why), and I've found the staff in both the be very helpful. There's also a new branch of Gamestation, near where I live, and likewise, it's always been a pleasant experience.

Then again, I don't game much, anymore, and what I do buy is invariably pre-owned, so I'm probably not the sort of consumer that they can base a business around.

So long, Game.

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Archos touts Android tablets for toddlers

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In my limited experience*,

kids don't really need a dumbed down interface. My 5 year old can find and double-click the Firefox icon on my Vista desktop, without it needing to be anymore Fisher-Price than it already is. Not to mention, piss about with the widgets.

I think I'd rather he learnt on a "proper computer" now, lest he find them all terribly confusing when he grows up**.

*Alt: "Speaking as a parent (so feel free to ignore me)"

**Alt: "becomes an Apple customer" (sorry, couldn't resist)

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Facebook blamed for getting Thai teens up the duff

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Re: Football, eh?

Nothing like a game of 5-a-side. Mrs Palm's girls have been on fine form, this season.

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Ten... PlayStation Vita launch games

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Back in the day,

most magazines used to print a key to their % scores, so there wasn't any whining about so many games getting 80%+. El Reg ought to put out something like that, if only for the mobile phone reviews.

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Daniel Craig like Connery, Skyfall helmsman suggests

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Oh, please!

Like we need any more of Bill Nighy on telly.

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SMS compo firms fined £200k for typosquatting, misleading punters

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That was my first thought, too.

Fingers crossed that the organisations spoofed do sue the hell out of them.

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British Medical Association calls for long, slow rollout of NHS 111

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Given that NHD Direct is already a massive waste

of time and money, 111 looks to be nothing more than something to wave about when the government shuts down more Walk-in Centres and A&Es.

Bah!

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SexInfo 101

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"drill down"

Bravo!

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Nokia Asha 201 Qwerty phone

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Shame this wasn't out when my better half was in the market for a new phone.

Her Xperia Mini Pro is more phone than she really needs. Still, kudos to Nokia for continuing to make this sort of thing.

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Boy died after satnav fault delays ambulance

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Re: On the positive side...

You're right. What kind of society is this, where we don't seek to punish children for the heinous crime of being born to poor parents?

Anyone claiming that state benefits are "overly generous" should be forced to live on them for a year. Preferably on some shitty sink estate.

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21st Century Sex: the shape of things to come

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Re: Re: Reverting to Form (@KevinR)

I know what you mean, but the technology discussed here has the potential to allow people to connect in different ways, in addition to just tossing oneself off.

Let people make of it what they will. We've had our right hands and imaginations since forever, and society hasn't completely collapsed, yet.

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Ten... digital adult toys

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Nothing for the guys?

What's your hand for, then?

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MySpace no longer crying a river with 1 MILLION new punters

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Good for them.

Leaving Google and Facebook to fight over the social networking crown, whilst carving out a useful niche for themselves.

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NASA plans manned Deep Space Moon outpost

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Has the news of the relaunch of Space:1999

been timed to garner public support for this project?

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Muscle pants give girls that skin-stripped look

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Leggings

should be made illegal on grown-ups. All women, regardless of body shape, look ridiculous wearing them.

Cool designs, though.

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Fondle my slab, baby: Inside the tactile world of Apple-fan iDating

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Coldplay?

Bwahahaha!

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Tesla X e-SUV to sport monster touchscreen on the dash

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It looks like any modern Jag/BMW.

ie. fugly. Shame, really, as gull wing doors are awesome. Make it look like Matt Tracker's Thunderhawk , and I will start saving, just so I can drive around with the doors open (flight, optional).

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Ten... Valentine's Day gifts for her

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@jack

Your whole post reads as one big euphemism. "Bread oven" I understand, "turkey soup" I don't want to think about.

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Google pushes your buttons in its top strip bar - AGAIN

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No shopping search,

and a less functional video search?

Does someone want to remind Google that search is what bought them all their users?

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ViewSonic V350 dual Sim Android smartphone

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You forgot about the moon.

On a stick.

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Gun controlled lamp hits the spotlight

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Toy gun bad,

real gun good?

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Dead gamer sat unnoticed for nine hours in net cafe

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"discovered lifeless by his computer"?

Mine never bothers to check on my condition.

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Demand for safety kitemark on software stepped up

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Quite.

First time I got the Verified By Visa window, I assumed it was a scam, as I'd been unaware of it until then.

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Drink diet pop all the time? Look forward to VASCULAR DEATH

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re: not to mention

On the rare occassion that I will drink something fizzy, I'll normally choose Diet Coke/Pepsi over regular, as they taste sweeter, and thus are more enjoyable. At least to me, anyway. But it's a rare thing, like if I'm at the cinema, or have taken the kids to MacDonalds.

If anyone's interested, I do indeed have the body of the diet coke window cleaner.

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Google 'chooses' not to censor Mosley content, MP says

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Dear Max,

The best way to get everyone to forget about the "Nazi sex orgy" that never happened, would be to shut up about it. Pursuing Google through the courts because you can use it to find websites that make mention of it, is just drawing attention to it, and reminds everyone that a) you pay for sex and b) your dad was a fascist.

Give it up, and go away.

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Sony PlayStation Vita offered for 80 quid

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In defense of Gamestation,

there is something quite nice about being able to walk into a shop, choose a game, buy it and take it home to play, all on the same day. Particularly if you have kids.

That said, I don't want a PSVita, so carry on (and, if I did, I doubt I'd get much discount from my PS2).

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Airbrushed Rachel Weisz gets watchdog hot under the collar

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When I was young,

I learned that, as people age, so their appearance changes - hair goes gray, skin wrinkles, height is lost, and so on. I also learnt that this is totally normal, and not something to worry about.

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Eurocom Panther 2.0 Core i7, SLI notebook

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Probably for the benefit of US customers.

Afterall, Mexico is part of Europe.

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iPhone 5 rumoured to be packed with pay-by-bonk tech

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If memory serves,

a "bonk" is a large marble. What on earth were you thinking of? ;-)

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Pope praises Twitter and your 'profound' tweets

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I'm pretty sure

that this is a myth, of the "Q. I this a question? A. If this is an answer." variety.

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Starship Voyager dumped into skip

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@Norfolk 'n' Goode

All well and good, but it's not his house.

There's a difference between living the life you choose (nothing wrong with clinging to the passions of youth, imho), and acting like mummy is still looking after you.

Sadly, this guy is firmly in the latter camp.

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Lego readies kit for Minecraft lovers

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@bluesxman

Until recently, I would have agreed with you. Having got back in to Lego, via my son, I now see that all the custom parts are just as useful as the regular bricks, and merely expand your building range.

It's as true as it's ever been that, as far as Lego is concerned, the only limit is your imagination (actually, this might be the slogan from something else). Have a look in The Lego Ideas Book, if you think Lego has gone stale.

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Kiwis collar Megaupload kingpin, Anonymous exacts revenge

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"pay for it or go without."

All well and good, but the only material I've ever taken from sites like MU was stuff that I couldn't pay for, even if I wanted to, because the owners were not willing to distribute it.

To echo the sentiments issued previously in this thread, if the big media companies were offering the service that people wanted, piracy would go down considerably (I'm not going to claim that it'd be eliminated).

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