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* Posts by David 18

23 posts • joined 27 Jul 2010

Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

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@ Graham Dawson

In the UK.

Certainly not the US if those Police, Camera, Action type shows are anything to go by!

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Re: re : James 51

"The solution is very simple: red means stop, yellow means get ready (at least on driving tests), green means go :)"

Er, no. Amber means stop, along with red and red/amber, especially on your driving test!

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Microsoft's anti-malware crusade knackers '4 MILLION' No-IP users

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@ Ben Tasker

By using one old Pentium 486 with an install of Windows 2000 if my no-ip service is anything to go by!

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@ Lost all faith...

Microsoft also took down my connection to my home server, why should I suffer because half the world uses their shitty software that can be hijacked by the malware?

I have never had problems or lack of productivity/connectivity due to malware/botnets. Now, because of Microsoft I have.

To all the MS Shills out there, yes maybe I should make a note of my dynamic IP address if I need to connect while not at home - but I have a reliable service from NoIP so why should I?

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Those repulsive, putrid, moronic cretins at Microsoft have really gone too far this time. I am unaffected by most malware because I avoid Windows as much as possible.

Now I find that because of their high-handed actions and inability to cope with large volumes of traffic I cannot connect to my home server to do what I need to do for work.

Just who the the hell do those F###ing ####-guzzling ###ts think they are!

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Google's driverless car: It'll just block our roads. It's the WORST

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Trolls on the staff?

I never usually criticise the journalisic quality of articles on here, but I do have to ask: was the author of this article the winner of a competition, picked from the regular trolls who stalk the comments section?

Or was it tongue in cheek?

It has to be something like this, nobody writing for a Tech site like The Register could be responsible for such an article.

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Most Americans doubt Big Bang, not too sure about evolution, climate change – survey

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Re: Breaking News!!

"Yes, I think you could make the argument that running for office should be enough to label a person as unfit for office."

Have maintained that for years. I think government should be like jury service.

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Windows 8 BREAKS ITSELF after system restores

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"So you've never driven a car with tiptronic box, environmental control or electric handbrake? Probably a good thing."

Electric handbrakes are NOT a good example to make your point. Absolutely the most stupid "improvement" to cars in years. Whomever came up with that solution looking for a problem needs putting up against a wall and flogging to death with a rotten turbot.

I would dearly love anyone to come up with one convincing argument why electric handbrakes are an improvement.

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Tired of arguing with suits? Get ready to argue with engineers!

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Re: Let me get this straight @Tom Welsh

I wish I could upvote a hundred times, I couldn't agree more. The whole world would be such a more efficient, profitable and happy place without the buzzword spouting suits and marketeers desperately drumming up a consulting industry that nobody wants or needs (except others of their ilk).

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Microsoft kills Windows Live brand

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'There’s plenty o' talk about how Windows 8 will be “cloud-powered".'

Give me strength! I never thought I could detest the moniker "Cloud", that every marketing droid who pretends to know about IT drips on about, more than I already do.

They might as well call it powered by fairy dust.

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JEDI alliance: Jellyfish overlords won't rule Earth after all

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A warning from fiction?

Sounds like the start of this novel. Which is thoroughly enjoyable with just a little plausibility btw....

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Swarm_(novel)

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Quiet May Patch Tuesday follows record April

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Re: and why the hell...

Agree with the sentiments entirely but is there any reason you are causing yourself the admin headache of not using WSUS?

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MYSTERY of huge Canadian chicken-shed EXPLOSION

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Men killed by cock

Following the recent reports on The Register of two separate instances of men being killed by their cocks I suspect an angry bird terror cell in training.

They are probably planning an attack on a crowded public area as we speak, this was the test firing - just like the scene in in the empty barn in Black Sunday (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075765/)

I for one welcome our Feathered Overlords.

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'Suspicious toilet' provokes Maryland bomb scare

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HIGNFY

That photo is just crying out to be used on the caption competition! Maybe El Reg should run one?

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Man stabbed to death by chicken

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hmm

Is this in any way related to the "Too many fart apps" story - too many damned angry birds now!

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Ubuntu tablet rumored for early 2011 launch

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Grammar

I'm glad to see the the grammar jinx affects journalists as well as newsgroup and forum commentards!

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Filthy PCs: The X-rated circus of horrors

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Cat5 Monster

I do have to wonder why they appear to be using a men's urinal as a cable run :-/

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Much of recent global warming actually caused by Sun

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Burn the heretics

Burn them all! How dare they embrace the possibility that there are other factors than the demon Fossil Fuel.

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Prosecutor won't resign over lewd texts to 'hot' crime victim

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Cleaner Close

It's probably $700,000 but he's allowing for the half he will have to give to his wife

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Police issue lettuce e-fit

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Software updates

I wonder if she was just trying to say he had cauliflower ears...

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Thieves jam key-fob lock signals in mystery car thefts

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WTF?

Morons

Are people now so reliant on technology that they haven't got the gumption to stick the damned key in the lock and turn it when the car doesn't click and chirp at them?

Or maybe it's 90's Roger Rep man that is affected - he still thinks it cool to press the button over his shoulder from halfway across the carpark.

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Serpent imprisons rattled Yorkshire family

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@Tanuki

Did you not hear about bad split the band had? That was why Hissing Sid bit poor Timid Toad, the murderous bastard.

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@Number6

That reminds me of a bad "joke" my maths teacher told us in primary school:

When God told the snakes to go forth and multiply the adders got stuck, so he told them to use a log table.

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