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249 posts • joined 4 Jun 2007

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Groupon plans MORE losses next quarter: Will lob wads of cash down marketing's maw

DAN*tastik

Re: Make some mopey?

Typo. They fixed it now

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Getting documents all too easy for Snowden

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Re: wget - The hackers friend

That would *HAVE* got them excited.

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Friends don't do tech support for friends running Windows XP

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WTF?

Windows 8 machines to come with your files in the installation disc ( s? )

If you 'upgrade' from XP to 8 you will have to back up your files before starting the process. The solution? Buy a new computer. Priceless.

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Russian gay dating app dev: We've been BLOCKED just DAYS before Winter Olympics

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Devil

This, dogs being shot or put down, some people's houses collapsing because of the vibrations from the building sites... Maybe not Dubai, closer to my idea of Hell. Very pricey to keep snow there too, maybe that's why it's so expensive :)

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Three-yaarrgh! Major UK mobile network's data goes down

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Happy

Re: I'm Brian, and so's my wife.

I hope you knew she was Brian before marrying her

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DAN*tastik

How long after discovering was it that they started tweeting?

Things go wrong, half a day or a full one can be a pain in the arse, but seriously? How many people were really affected by it? By affecting, I don't mean unable to tweet - which they managed anyway, I am talking about serious stuff...

There are cases of compensation because people trip in their own shoe laces now. Could this be a new reason for litigation soon?

"I couldn't instagram my breakfast this morning, all my friends started tweeting pictures of flowers with BEST CONDULENSIS LOLZ!!!1!! captions because they could only assume I was dead".

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Reading this headline? You and 9.47 million others

DAN*tastik
Meh

Dear Reg reader, we know you like to feel special...

Yeah. Sorry, you ain't.

There are 10 millions of other ones just like you. So there.

Yours Team Register.

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Forget selfies. 'Server SAN' is storage world's 2014 TWERKNADO

DAN*tastik

Re: Aspirations, but not much else

Steven Jones, you are absolutely right. We need a neologism for IT related neologism. If only we could have a way to suggest some, and then vote to elect the ultimate one!

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Alicia Keys throws in towel on BlackBerry's creative director job

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Re: Return on investment?

She wasn't on the radio howling out of tune against some slow generic background music. Everyone was a winner.

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Gay hero super-boffin Turing 'may have been murdered by MI5'

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Pint

@ Thomas 4 - Re: @ TrishaD

Not enough! I am gay but I kissed a girl and I liked it - comment icon : the reason :) -. Please stop this vile discrimination against me and Katie Perry, or I'll have to ask those at El Reg to terminate your account.

It's now LGBTIAIKAGAILI

Thank you.

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Italy's 'Google tax law' could fall foul of EU discrimination rules

DAN*tastik

Re: Keep your stinky fingers off productive capital

I believe it would also allow companies based in one country only to have the same or similar level of taxation of multinationals.

Which is the principle of a free market - making every company compete in a fair environment. Turns out that those who most bang on about free market are those who do everything they can to distort it in their favour...

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Apple dodges data privacy sueball: Fanbois didn't RTFM*, says judge

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I must be doing my bugs wrong

Every time there's a bug in my code, it creates problems. When Google or Apple users discover 'bugs', they generally end up being features that are actually useful to those companies. Imagine that. I end up with null pointers, they end up with devices that track the users and send location data back to them, or the location and names of Wifi networks. Let's see if I can cock things up a bit more, and manage to find the way to obtain cold fusion with bad SQL.

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London businesses to signal UNSWERVING LOYALTY to capital with .london domain

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Re: Not Good

"... business and money."

You forgot to mention stupidity.

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Facebook fans fuel FAGGOT FURY firestorm

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@Haku

"I could care less."

Great, it's important that we all care a lot. If humans regress to the point that only WFoG are used, knowledge will only end up being what we see and hear in churches, synagogues, mosques and temples... Good bye to IT and the Internet. And the best weapon against diseases will be prayers.

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Re: Faggots? Yuck!

@cornz 1

before assuming that people have a low IQ, ask yourself twice if MAYBE it's just a case of irony or word play being lost on you.

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@ kain preacher

I assume most girls like to receive compliments on their camel toes, so "You have a cute fanny" is an acceptable UK ice breaker.

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DAN*tastik
Headmaster

Re: I would be interested to see if their censorship guidelines can be found online

It was also painful to type, PaulR79. Very painful. I don't know what they teach in English speaking countries' schools because ( luckily? ) English is my second language.

The first time I came across "all" instead of "I'll" and "our" instead of "are", it took me a bit to realise what it really was. It makes you wonder wear we're at ;)

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FAIL

I would be interested to see if their censorship guidelines can be found online

I am not on Facebook, but the screenshots of it that appear on Lamebook show that the word "nigger" is widely and often used, together with all its variations. Isn't that more offensive?

Worse than that, they allow comments which contains grammar decapitations like "would of gone", "all go when you go", "the place your going to", "we our going on holiday", "their going away".

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Google RIPS aside curtain, exposes Nexus 5 phone, KitKat Android 4.4 coupling

DAN*tastik

Well done for the plastic back

The 4's glass one was too slippery, for no reason. Metal is just stupid and generally ends being covered in plastic.

I wonder why they felt the need to make it thinner ( which I guess means more complicated / expensive ). Did many people complain because they wanted to be able to put an extra book mark in their pockets? Or is it a pointless selling point?

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Cinnamon Desktop: Breaks with GNOME, finds beefed-up Nemo

DAN*tastik

Re: I think...

I absolutely loved it, I only got rid of it because it just wouldn't mount my N4 - no SD card -. Other than that, can't say anything bad about it. I preferred it to LXDE ( if that's not the right acronym, I meant Xubuntu ), but that wasn't bad either.

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Everything's going to be all white: Google Nexus 5 mobe expected Friday

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From a Nexus 4 owner

Nothing was more important than dropping that ultra slippery glass back nonsense. Well done for that!

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Only a merciful BULLET can really save a RHINO, say Texas hunters

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I am against the idea, but...

If that poor rhino really has to be shot ( I would argue with that ), can't they write "evolution" on both sides? That would certainly attract higher bids from the sort of Texans who would consider bidding in the first place. Apologies to the "normal" Texans out there if they feel offended, this was not aimed at you at all.

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It's the '90s all over again: Apple repeats mistakes as low-cost tablets pile up

DAN*tastik

Re: Diversify

I don't know how a brand can be high status when it clearly means "I wish I could afford Vertu, but I can't".

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Re: As much as I hate to admit..

Their style is so desirable that Braun started copying it in the 60s or 70. How they got away with it, I don't know.

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DAN*tastik

Re: @ Wibble - iPads are expensive?

I'll print your post out and keep it in my pocket, in the unlikely event that mum ever says that it's a shame she has no grand children.

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Baldness fix from foreskin follicles

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Re: re. circumcised foreskins

You thought there were men letting scientists get on with their foreskin experiments while it is still attached to them? You must be a very brave man ( I am assuming you are one because of the name you used )

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LIVE CHAT: You, El Reg, experts chat about Win 8.1 and Surface 2

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Re: Surface Pro 2

Put another hyphen across the £ symbol, to make it the pre-euro Italian liras I grew up with, and we have a deal.

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Thousands! of! Yahoo! Mail! users! driven! crazy! by! revamp!

DAN*tastik

We must be from the same decade. I also remember when people were able to type obviousurl.com in the address bar instead of googling absolutely everything. Things are not what they used to be anymore, and it saddens me a bit.

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Turkish TV presenter canned for flashing too much cleavage

DAN*tastik

Long story short

The Register is opening up a base in Turkey. Reporter position lands right on the lap of a local unemployed journalist.

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Judge orders probe over Samsung execs viewing secret Apple docs

DAN*tastik

I read that the bouncing patent was not valid somewhere, or something like that... If I understood correctly and that really is the case, they can't allow competition to get hold of the valuable algorithms that make it happen...

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Apple wins patent for entrance to retail store

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@ Dave 126 Re: Erm..

Are you saying that replicating these:

http://www.universalelevator.com/UEC.Round.Glass.Elevator.jpg

http://www.superyachtnews.com/articles/Picture%202_4548.png

http://www.gbh-design.de/img_lb/Lehrter_elevator.jpg

deserves a patent just because it doesn't move up and down?

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Re: Erm..

I have seen quite a few lifts ( smaller than that, I have to admit ) in shopping centres pretty much everywhere. Do I need to find a good lawyer for my retinas?

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Engine Yard loads Oracle tech into cloud platform

DAN*tastik

GAYDOS

Discuss!

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Amazon to offer FREE smartphone?

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Re: If this does happen I think that both the..........

I heard they are already thinking of doing that somewhere... A country called Utopia if i am not wrong.

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Apple's Siri 'hurls insults' at Google Glass

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Megaphone

Re: Wow....

THEY ALSO BLOCK LITERACY, APPARENTLY.

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Xerox copier flaw changes numbers in scanned docs

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Re: 'this is simply unacceptable'

I am not an expert, but I believe that the combination of a small font face, 200 dpi equivalent and anything else on an analog copier would somehow blur the result. I am happy to be corrected if I am wrong.

A blurry 8 ( or is it an 8? or a 3? or a B?) would make me squint and possibly double check the original just to make sure.

A perfectly clear 8 would make me assume it is an 8 which was born as an 8, and I would just go ahead taking it as good.

And "The normal quality option produces small file sizes by using advanced compression techniques. Image quality is generally acceptable, however, text quality degradation and character substitution errors may occur with some originals."

If you are making a copy, it means that you are printing it and you don't care about the resulting file which will be deleted once you are done with it ( again, an assumption which can be corrected by anyone in the know ). Even if it turns out to be 300MB, do you really care?

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Lumpy milk and exploding yoghurt? Your fridge could be riddled with MALWARE

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Re: Can someone please explain WHY I'd connect my fridge?

Because, one day, CaaS ( Cold as a Service ) will only be available through connected hardware?

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Sammy had Sweet Fanny Adams to do with Swiss Fanny madam's blast

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Megaphone

Re: ooops.

MAY *HAVE* HAD!

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Man sues Apple for allowing him to become addicted to PORN

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Thumb Up

Re: Did I create an account just to call this guy a bellend of the highest order?

I'd upvote you, but you have 69 thumbs up and I don't want to be the one spoiling that.

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BlackBerry BB10 devices refuse to leap off shelves

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Unhappy

The day the music ( re ) died

So, Alicia Keys is not good at flogging phones either. I can imagine she got some right bollocking today at BlackBerry HQ!

I'm afraid she will probably go back to singing again... And I really don't think she got many lessons in the meantime...

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Windows 8.1 start button appears as Microsoft's Blue wave breaks

DAN*tastik

@ Another Justin

You reminded me of this xkcd. One of the few I understand :)

http://xkcd.com/1172/

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Galaxy S4 way faster than iPhone 5: Which?

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@ Kevin Fairhurst

*Did it actually make a difference to how I used the damn thing? Did it buggery.*

It will make no difference whatsoever. But maybe it will force marketing drones to think about new ways to justify an overpriced kit? They won't be able to stick to "it's so easy to use" forever...

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Microsoft to open Windows Stores inside 600 Best Buy locations

DAN*tastik
Happy

Typo, or Freudian slip?

"... at www.bestbuy.com/widowsstore, which will mirror the in-store experience...".

I can see shoppers who accidentally end up in the Microsoft area sobbing and trying to bury those Windows 8 laptops :)

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Chrome and Firefox are planet-wreckers, IE cuddles dolphins

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Holmes

Any power consumption results by OS?

I have friends who run Linux distros on relatively old hardware ( coincidentally, they are the ones who asked me to install a good antivirus, Libre / Open office depending on how long ago it was, or just if I could make their boxes go a little faster ). They perform as well as newer hardware with Windows on it, but my guess is that they are less power hungry. Would Microsoft care to do a little research on that too?

It would also be interesting to see if there are variations when it comes to typing a text document or creating a spreadsheet...

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A woman in IT is like a dog who speaks: Rare. A woman in IT security?

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WTF?

There are videos of dogs saying "Hello" on the internet

But I didn't see any of women typing "Hello world". Not even one by David Attenborough!

Do they really exist???

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HTC drops 12-inch Windows RT tablet, sticks to a 7-incher

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Thumb Down

Re: As I understand it

This is a moral ( not electronical ) downvote for insulting Paris.

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Google's Page, LG boss's SECRET confab sparks Nexus 5 rumour

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Plastic back maybe?

I am happy with the thing, but it would be a great improvement if you could leave it on a relatively horizontal surface and find it there when you look for it again.

It's impressive that they managed to create a material with negative coefficient of friction. But now that we know that it can be done there is no reason to do it again! Dunno, could it be even cheaper too?

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Apple designer Sir Jony Ive holding up iOS 7 development: Report

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Unhappy

I feel for them

Those differently rounded corner icons won't just redesign themselves, and it's not something they can copy from Braun's 1960s appliances!

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Is this the first ever web page? If not, CERN would like to know

DAN*tastik
FAIL

Missed opportunity

So, they create the first webpage in the history of humanity and the content is not "<blink>First</blink>"?

Idiots

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iPhone too heavy? Volkswagen brings out motorised ride-on dock

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Re: "Does it have cameras pointing outward[....]"

iSee... Good point :)

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