* Posts by m0rt

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Stranded Brussels airport passengers told to check Facebook

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Re: Downvoted because

"My (sur) ame is rare in the UK, and coupled with my prename is unique (to the UK). That's my justification for staying AC."

Fair enough. But I should also point out my real name is not m0rt. :)

This leads me to think you have used your real name on your El Reg account, which then limits the field somewhat. So what we now have is someone whose prename is considered a unique name in the UK, so if we were to start trying to guess...

Ultimately, it shows the question of using your real name as a forum moniker. But then, maybe some of us have reason to hide...

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Milking cow shot dead by police 'while trying to escape'

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These jokes make my stomach churn.

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Now you have done it. Every commentard will be milking this story for dairy related jokes.

Butter make the most of it, I suppose.

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Re: Just for you townies...

"It no joke,"

Certainly not to the '1 tonne lump of meat' called Daisy.

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Pundits ponder perilous placement of STANDING STONES on Comet 67P

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Re: Space Druids

Quick, get John Carpenter on the phone!

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It’s Adobe’s Creative Cloud TITSUP birthday. Ease the pain with its RGB-wrangling rivals

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Tools I use:

Gimp<------for actual pixel manipulation. Although the article makes mention of lack of non destructive editing, you just get used to using layers for everything. Also raw support works well with Uraw.

Darktable<----Awesome. Very awesome. And makes up for missing RAW support in gimp

Still searching for a photo manager that actually works well on non-kde and windows. Picasa was actually pretty good, till they stopped Linux support and now it won't render my CR2 colour palate well.

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UK safety app keeping lorries on the right side of cyclists

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Re: Fate

"That is too close to 'the driver is always to blame' for my liking, too close to allowing cyclists the right to do whatever they please with impunity."

No - I never said that, or implied that. You read that into it because you felt my statement on the relative danger of the driver vs the cyclist somehow was letting the cyclist off the hook. I was making a point, pointed at the previous but one poster, about the line 'Unfortunately, they never kill each other' - the cyclist will come off worse.

My final comment would have reinforced my view that responsibility for one's self should also extend to our responsibility to other road users we are sharing with. Regardless of what mode of transport.

As for 'Drivers hating cyclists' - anyone hating another road user* in general makes me question the person doing the hating, not the hatee.

*This goes for cyclists hating drivers, drivers hating cyclists, lorry drivers hating motorcyclists, taxi drivers hating non-taxi drivers....just so I am clear here.

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Re: Fate

"Unfortunately they never kill each other, it is usually some poor sod caught in the mayhem they create."

This is the thing. A driver and a cyclist come together, regardless, it is always the cyclist who gets injured/killed.

Therefore when driving a vehicle, you have to be damn well properly in control of that vehicle because the lack of concentration or good driving can literally kill.

Ultimately, we are all trying to get somewhere, and regardless of who we are and what we are on/in or even walking, is being courteous and careful to each other too much to ask?

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HAHAHA! Go on, HOST YOUR NEWS on FACEBOOK, FOOLS!

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Re: 8 secs for loading...

Actually, have you tried to use the new 'responsive' beeb site on a mobile recently?

The reason they take so long is because the site is so fscking awful.

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Rare monkeys stolen from French zoo – now even rarer

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Re: Inside job? or Escape to Freedom?

I wonder if they have noticed any missing penguins, yet?

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Going up hills past blokes with coke-bottle legs: The Smart E-bike

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@Tikimon Re: Weak forever or strong tomorrow?

Good application of Rule 5. Keep pushing.

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HORDES OF CLING-ONS menace UK.gov IT estate as special WinXP support ends

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@Alister Re: err, what?

What you need is a knurled object to prevent that happening.- you screw it on the protrusion there, you should see a thread for it.

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Re: err, what?

In which case I will offer my services. I have extensive experience in Refrobulation and indeed, was instrumental in designing many Reciprocating Flangulators.

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Re: err, what?

This was the bit that also caught my eye for the same reasons...

However, I strongly suspect that actually this was just 'PR' speak and that I would have expected this to be going on anyway.

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Traumatised Reg SPB team barely survives movie unwatchablathon

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What? No Tommy Wiseau?

Ripped from your previous article: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if5eP3crl_4&feature=related

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Three's 'Home Signal' femtocells fail, restore mobile black spots

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Actually, regarding three, I am pretty sure that you can't send any traffic over port 25 using them. That was deliberate in 2012 when I last tried to use port 25 in an emergency.

That may have been in response to the IP blacklisting....

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Yow! It's the HOT NEW 'Collections' from Google! Oh wait ... it's a Google+ thing

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Actually, I reckon that they shouldn't use https. That way, we have no expectation of security and therefore cannot be disappointed :)

Extreme forum posting. Only not in the way 4chan is famous for..

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El Reg merch tentacle mulls retro LOHAN T-shirt

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...and

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This is my entry.

*Damn the line spacings....I demand ascii art friendly forum postings.

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Smile! Brit transport plods turn bodycams on travelling public

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@ handle Re: A Definition of a Train

Not today. It was 6mins late due to a 'tilt system failure'.

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BlackBerry Leap: Touching biz users with a budget(ish) device

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Re: Grauniad

Actually, I should stipulate that it is pretty bad on desktop browsers too.

Not as bad as the new news.bbc one though....*shudders*. That makes the great Register change of '14 look like a default font alteration.

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Have one. Things noticed since I received it.

Notification lights - can set colours to indicate different things.

Battery life is easy to achieve a couple of days of light use with 4 push accounts and charges from less than 10% to full in a couple of hours.

Amazon App store - sometimes this seems a little flakey. Some Android apps work very well. ie Fing and Netflix, whereas others don't, ie WiFi Analyzer which shows no wifi.

When using the Kindle app from the BB store - remember to set brightness you use two fingers on the screen, going down and up for brightness control. It doesn't actually tell you this anywhere but is a major requirement in my book. (ha, book...)

I do have Netflix on it, but couldn't work out how I got it there since I can't find it in the store any more.

Music player plays most things, though I have had some playback issues when listening to something when browsing, sometimes it stops the music playing, think this has something to do with media on some multimedia adverts on some times.

Browser is ok. Some sites are atrocious, Grauniad, but then some are as quick as anything else.

Screen is nice.

Camera is ok. The colour rendition isn't as nice as the less MP Zeiss on the 735, but it is better than the Moto G.

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Acer: 'We will be the last man standing in the PC industry'

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Re: Cloud Category?

I noticed that earlier for the Apple Watches* review...

*(Ha, no plurals allowed.... SCREW YOU APPLE!)

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NINETY PER CENT of Java black hats migrate to footling Flash

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Re: How can you quantify that headline?

yeah, I quoted the wrong bit. Commentard fail!

"NINETY PER CENT of Java blackhats migrate to footling Flash"

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How can you quantify that headline?

“2014 saw a shift from a balanced targeting of Java and Flash to over 90 percent focus on Flash,"

There may have been a change of number of exploits which shifted focus, but how on earth can you say that 'Java' blackhats shifted their focus by that figure? But the very nature, you never can tell - there isn't exactly a professional body they belong to.

%90 of me is pretty sure of that.

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Top Spanish minister shows citizens are thick as tortillas de ballenas

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Re: Pedanting...

Whereas I really enjoyed your post, I bet you are a PITA at dinner parties. :)

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Apple Watch RIPPED APART, its GUTS EXPOSED to hungry Vultures

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Grand Seiko...

...all the way.

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You owe me a new sarcasm detector.

"The launch has been very quietly received by Apple enthusiasts, who are typically modest and restrained users of social media."

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Facebook, Google execs cough to their biggest privacy blunders

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"I am not a product, I am not a number, I am a free man"

Yes, your UID told us you thought that...

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Russian space geckos caught on film playing with jeweled collar

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anyone else watching that...

...thought "What about the poo?"?

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Apple Watch shipments: Pick a number, double it. Hey, it worked for them

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Re: 10K for a watch

"Unfortunately these watches don't seem to be compatible with the Vertu phones that segment of the market buys."

Ahh, but therein lies the crux. Now that there is 10k worth(?) of bling to wear, they get the phone as an accessory, not the other way around.

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What is the Nerdyist watch, ever?

Sod the iWatch because geek chic that ain't...

What is the nerdyist watch, In the tech sense, in everyone's* opinion?

Seiko UC-2000?

*where everyone = anyone who responds to this post.

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Netlist gets derisory $2 award following Diablo IP theft trial kerfuffle

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Re: They have grounds for appeal

That's the problem when your target audience are probably the biggest users of Adblock/Ghostery et al.

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High on bath salts, alleged Norse god attempts tree love

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Re: He did not commit the other crime

Is running away from an armed cop lawful reason to be shot?

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At least he is still aLIVE after being NEUTRALised.

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He will be back down to Earth then....

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Wonder if he thought he was ohmnipotent?

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Re: He did not commit the other crime

"showed that they do not need to shoot every time"

He should count himself Loki....

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"Seriously, is there no limit to human daftness?"

No.

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Rand Paul puts Hillary Clinton's hard drive on sale

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I thought all those resonses were rather SMART.

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Is this SATAire?

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NSA: 'Back doors are a bad idea, give us a FRONT door key'

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Sounds like the NSA...

Really would like Cameron to be POTUS....

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Wanna run Windows 10 Preview on your Lumia? Of course you do. Now 33 mobes supported

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Re: You have a LUMIA???

I really wouldn't worry about someone who actually laughs at what kind of phone is used by others. Pity, yes. Sympathy for their mother, yes.

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Intel and LG: Our new mobe cams COULDN'T CARE LESS about pixels

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Re: interesting...

Windows phones running Lumia capture 5 have this facility. 830 and above. I think it is just a marketing decision to not have it on the 735, unfortunately, as it had a decent sensor and lens despite the mega pixel count.

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Get your photographic priorities right...

"has a 16MP resolution but it’s the aperture of f/1.8 which is special, and will feature in the new LG G4 phone to be announced at the end of this month. LG claims that the module receives 80 per cent more light than that in the LG G3, which means you get better quality in low light and can use a faster shutter speed for action shots."

Bokeh, man, bokeh.

It is all about bokeh.

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Everything's code, 'zero tolerance for assholes': Yup, it's ChefConf

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Apple did.

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Bored with Blighty? Relocation lessons for the data centre jetset

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Depresses me that consideration for UK areas...

...outside London didn't even get a mention. Not saying that there are any options, but if there aren't, then there isn't really any hope for any other types of business.

UK <> London.

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Android alt-wars: OnePlus looses Cyanogen-slaying OxygenOS firmware

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Mainly because Eadon made a wonderful habit of trolling in *every* post he ever made IIRC.

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Hat off to you, Sir!

In two posts we have gone from an article on a new Android distro to Apple trolling, and a good one at that. This must be some kind of record...

Have an upvote.

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Netflix teams with AWS to launch VHS-as-a-service

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Early start...

...meant that I was half way down before realising this was a load of codswallop.

I actually had it in my head that the degraded quality meant that the bandwidth was a lot smaller, therefore offering a cheaper service.

Meh. Nice one!

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Virgin Media takes its time on website crypto upgrade

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Re: Phew...

"Biting the hand that feeds IT"

Kind of in keeping with that mission statement, though, isn't it?

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