* Posts by CraPo

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Want to get $1bn from Apple? Step 1- move to China. Step 2- copy Uber

CraPo

Re: Ride sharing

If you look at Didi's website, they offer a service called Hitch, which comes pretty close (still think Hitcher is expected to share costs fuel/tolls).

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'I hacked Facebook – and found someone had beaten me to it'

CraPo

Re: Excuses.

Well, it would make claiming the bounty rather awkward...

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Embattled 123-reg flings six months' free hosting at angry customers

CraPo

Re: Does MarcoMasala work at 123-reg?

Turns out it was actually "viral marketing", which is a form of trolling I guess.

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Does MarcoMasala work at 123-reg?

http://serverfault.com/questions/587102/monday-morning-mistake-sudo-rm-rf-no-preserve-root

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Essex cop abused police IT systems to snoop on his in-laws

CraPo

Re: Like discipline but different

Yes, his definition of "robust action" is different from mine...

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Uber rebrands to the sound of whalesong confusion

CraPo

"When you push a button on your phone, a car moves across the city and appears where you are."

I hope it doesn't move across the city....I hope it comes from round the corner

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When customers try to be programmers: 'I want this CHANGED TO A ZERO ASAP'

CraPo

Re: a week and 2 engineers

http://www.legalcheek.com/2016/02/kings-college-law-student-uses-1930s-case-law-to-demand-lifetime-supply-of-chocolate-after-getting-eight-kitkats-with-no-wafer/

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Apple growth flatlines ... Tim Cook thinks, hey, $80bn is still $80bn

CraPo

Peak iPhone! No, wait, Peak iPad – no no no, pal, it's Peak Mac!

No, it's peak 'peak'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-35390984

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Folk shun UK.gov's 'expensive' subsidised satellite broadband

CraPo

Is there....

a name for this scheme? A website? No clues in the article :-(

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Flying drug mule crashes in Manchester prison

CraPo

3.23 ha (7.9738 football pitches/ 1.5546 μ-Wales) according to a quick Google maps polygoning.

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Brazilian prisoner nabbed with mobile up rear end

CraPo

I heard he couldn't make a call..

...the signal was sh!t!

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Drunk driver live-streams her slow journey home

CraPo

I'll give you my steering wheel...

when your pry it from my cold, dead hands!

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UK Broadband suffers £37.5m loss after big Relish investment

CraPo

Re: Who?

They were advertising a bit around town. Postbox flyers and posters.

I remember looking at their coverage and whilst my central London place wasn't covered, the website used to show a map of where they were looking to place if they had more interest (can't seem to find it anymore) but I do remember that it was mostly, if not all, big blocks of residences (presumably the most cost effective way but meant it was going to be a long time coming to me).

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EE: Yes, our broadband service is a total clusterf**k – but we promise to improve

CraPo

Re: Translation of Management speak

Francoise is a woman

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Take two mobes into the shower? I didn't before, but I do now

CraPo

Calling it Piece was a bad idea...

especially when you are going to talk about Ring(ing) it!

https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/004/202/718/b176a514af4f8f4ccea3755c659ec1db_original.jpg?v=1437740834&w=680&fit=max&auto=format&q=92&s=93985de95eff81c2373350e660628d1e

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Apple splashes dough to keep Big Cheese safe

CraPo

Learnt a new word

"perquisite" - nice

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Bill Hicks: 25 years on from the cult comedian's big break

CraPo

I've heard of him

But then I saw him when I was a student at Leicester University in 1992 when Daniel B Myers dragged me along. I've revered him ever since (Bill Hicks, not Daniel B Myers)

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It's all Uber! France ends its love affair with ride-sharing app

CraPo

Re: The sad bit is

Two wrongs don't make a right. Three lefts however, probably means you are in a minicab following his satnav...

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German army fights underground Nazi war machine hidden in Kiel pensioner's cellar

CraPo

Re: here it is...

And quite a few rifles apparently

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CraPo

Re: Must have been an interesting sight

Mutter ficker?

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Paper driving licence death day: DVLA website is still TITSUP

CraPo

I wonder how many people were "just looking"...

I tested the site out back in March when this was being publicised and it worked well (unsurpisingly, given the vastly reduced load). I still had to go back and have another look now though :-)

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ISS 'naut: How we collect our POO and DROP it FLAMING on hapless Earthlings

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Paris Hilton

I wonder...

how many 'nauts have "accidentally" got their appendages stuck?

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Lawyer: Cops dropped robbery case rather than detail FBI's StingRay phone snoop gizmo

CraPo

I can't wait...

...for the next series of "The Wire"!

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Idiot thieves walk free after stolen iPad uploads pics of them with loot

CraPo

Re: Strike 1 of three?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=three+strikes

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Is there already a thread to bemoan the article header images?

CraPo

Re: Everything is awesome

I've had to switch to the mobile version on my desktop; I couldn't bear it any more.

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Is there already a thread to bemoan the article header images?

They are irrelevant, annoying and and huge waste of space that has to be scrolled past to get to the article.

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.Free domains at Amazon while Google says bye to .family

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Coat

Re: Hmm anyone wanna start a kickstarter for .wtf and .getmeofftheplanetnow?

Father Ted

mylovely.horse

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WHERE'S WALLY? He's in this algorithm, says developer

CraPo

Re: Fairly trivial with the right tool

This requires an exact image of Wally. I seem to remember he changes subtly in every picture; angle, facial expression etc.

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Boffin finds formula for four-year-five-nines disk arrays

CraPo

Re: Costs

" I suspect the disc is tiny in value, compared to that of the data it holds."

Cat videos?

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Hey, it's ... Gecko man, Gecko man, does almost whatever a GECKO can

CraPo

Re: Glass, hmm..

"to climb almost any surface."

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Blackpool hotel 'fines' couple £100 for crap TripAdvisor review

CraPo

"Stunning"

Like cattle in an abatoir

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Breaking records: Google exec in terrifying SKY PLUNGE DRAMA

CraPo
Headmaster

Not a "free fall"

Since he had a drogue (or stabilisation "chute" as someone else has called it). Felix's record still stands since he did it without a drogue and truly free-fell.

Still, damn fine effort.

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Bitcasa bins $10-a-month Infinite storage offer

CraPo

Not necessarily businesses

I store a lot of digital video in the cloud, well over 1TBs worth. Not a Bitcasa customer though

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Murder accused DIDN'T ask Siri 'how to hide my roommate'

CraPo

Re: Swamps and Reservoirs?

"like butter"

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Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s

CraPo
Trollface

He said Jehovah!

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Yes. App that lets you say 'Yo' raises 1 MEEELLION DOLLARS

CraPo
Paris Hilton

Isn't this just...

poking by another name?

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DON'T PANIC: Facebook returns after 30-minute outage terror

CraPo

Re: Gutted.

Fortunately, The Register suffered no such outage...

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Toyota catches up to William Gibson with LED hood

CraPo

Is this the sort of tech that could make a car appear invisible (displaying what is seen on the other side of the car) if fitted on the doors rather than the bonnet (hood)?

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US authorities name five Chinese military hackers wanted for espionage

CraPo
Paris Hilton

Wang Dong!

Sorry

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Yosemite National Park bans drones

CraPo

Re: Fine for breaking the Law in the national Park

Hello Ken!

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Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen

CraPo

@petur

It's just the front case with a clear screen that you can see right through, hence you can see the fingers of the woman holding the iPhone and the case side by side. There's someone bending over behind it that you can see through the screen and to the side. Took me a while to see it.

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NASA's LADEE: A Great Gig in the Sky, now on a death dive to the Dark Side of the Moon

CraPo

So...

now we are crashing our rubbish into the surface of the moon as well?

What will the enivronmental (for what it's worth) "impact" (ho ho) be?

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SuperStride Me: Reg hack spends week working at 'treadmill desk'

CraPo

Seriously? Just go out for a run at lunchtime. Far more effective and less disruptive on everyone's work. Plus the fresh air and change of scene will do you good.

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THE TRUTH about beaver arse milk in your cakes: There's nothing vanilla about vanilla

CraPo

Re: Many years ago I found my self in the Midlands town of Leicester outside a police station

Whereas, the Vale of Belvoir (in Nottinghamshire/Leicestershire) is actually pronounced beaver!

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NORKS prepping glorious People's Smartmobe

CraPo
Gimp

Where is the obligatory...

picture of Kim-Jong Un looking at things (http://kimjongunlookingatthings.tumblr.com/http://kimjongunlookingatthings.tumblr.com/), in this case smartphone assembly?

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The IT Crowd returns to Channel 4 for a final episode

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Stop

Chris O'Dowd...is now a bona fide Hollywood star?

But has he actually done anything good? Given the number of people from over here, performing over there, as one of them, his has to be the worst accent.

Even over here he's rubbish e.g. Moone Boy, although that might have more to do with Sky than O'Dowd.

It's been down hill since The I.T. Crowd as far as I'm concerned.

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Brit horologist hammers out ‘first’ ATOMIC-POWERED watch

CraPo
FAIL

Something missing?

And what is the name of the timepiece itself?

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Mobes' pay-by-bonk just isn't cool enough, sniffs Tesco bod

CraPo

Re: The kids won't use it??? WTF

"Also, you need to get your loyalty card out when at the till (or so they want) so you'll be in your wallet purse anyway."

Not necessarily. Tesco's do a loyalty card app where the barcode is displayed on the screen for scanning.

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CraPo

Re: Why does it have to be in a phone?

Ubiquity

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Yahoo! makes Brit teen app maker VERY RICH with Summly buy

CraPo

I'm incredibly jealous...

and to prove it I have two words to say after watching the demonstration video on the website:

"inundayded" and "cudding" :-P

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