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* Posts by Tom Servo

39 posts • joined 29 Sep 2010

Microsoft's TV product placement horror: CNN mistakes Surface tabs for iPAD STANDS

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Re: Prius?

Fox News? You're quoting Fox News as a non-partisan source on an environmental issue?

Fuck it, I'm going to start quoting the Onion as a legit source then. Here you go:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/fun-toy-banned-because-of-three-stupid-dead-kids,290/

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Captain Kirk sets phaser to SLAUGHTER after trying new Facebook app

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Not hearing a word against Shatner as a singer....

his Common People is a genuinely fantastic cover (although Ben Folds probably gets the credit for that).

Sod it, I liked his Rocket Man also.

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Microsoft forms 'Special Projects' black ops team

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SPG?

"Reader Richard Bryant says MS is probably unaware of the significance of the acronym "SPG" on this side of The Pond."

Weirdly I clicked on the link expecting it to be a picture of Vivian's homicidal Glaswegian hamster from the Young Ones.

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Globe grabbin,’ sphere slammin’, orb-tossin’, pill poppin’... Speedball

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Re: Best. Game. Ever.

"This game destroyed more joysticks than any other game in existence"

Ahem - Daley Thompson would like to have a word with you.

Can't tell you how many kempstons I went through on the original Spectrum because of DT Decathlon.

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E-book him! Entire Judge Dredd back catalogue gets iDevice treatment

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Can't say flarer than that

as Mega City-1 resident Max Normal said.

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Attention, addicts: LEGO meth lab pays homage to Breaking Bad

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Flame

instant fail

The barrels aren't big enough to fit a dismembered lego person in.

If there's one thing Breaking Bad has taught me, it's that any of life's problems can be solved by sealing it/them in a barrel of hydrochloric acid.

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LOHAN team girds loins, aims to take SPEARS to heaven again

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Hope all goes well and looking forward to the pics.

Also looking forward to Lewis Page's next article bemoaning why El Reg is pissing money up a wall on this bespoke project when they could buy off the shelf from the US.

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El Reg drills into Office 365: What's under the hood?

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Re: All you need is Office?

Umm, Office is installed locally on your machine so you can use it offline - it's only the server stuff (Exchange, SharePoint. Lync) that's MS hosted.

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Razzie voters drive stake through Twilight

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FAIL

Re: Django Unchained ... Original Screenplay Oscar

well it's a remake insofar that it shares a title with the Corbucci film but as with Inglorious Basterds, he took a title and everything in the film is completely original with no overlap at all - but don't let research or facts affect your opinion though or your intention to air it.

And Tarantino won a best original screenplay Oscar for Pulp fiction so should read he is now the owner of ANOTHER best screenplay Oscar.

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Rogue Squadron: Unit of X-wings Kickstarts in response to Death Star

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Alien

I'm waiting for Lewis Price to weigh in...

and write a 3 page rant on the Reg about how much cheaper it will be to buy pre built US starfighters and our spaceports aren't compatible and it's already way over budget with incompetent civil servants ad nauseum

Still, any proper geeks here should be picking up X Wing miniatures game by fantasy flight games. For he kids of course.....

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Microsoft Research man: It all starts with touch

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And more importantly, John McClane used it in Die Hard 1.

No touchcreen in the lobby, Gruber would have got away clean.or something.

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Dredd movie review

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You all need to see it because

Garland has already said this is "a day in the life" of Dredd, working within the budget limitations

He's also stated that if it makes $50m in the US it will justify the sequels, which will be Cursed Earth for pat 2, and then dark Judges for part 3.

now with all your pissing and moaning, who genuinely doesn't want to see Judge Death on film?

FWIW this film was very enjoyable - but you need to know the limitations going in so you don't expect Max Normal, Otto Sump et al on film.

Although why did Anderson not take the perp down in the lift knowing what she did about the lawgiver?

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RIP Harry Harrison: Stainless Steel Rat scurries no more

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Unhappy

Genuinely sad - a big part of my youth.

Harry managed to find a perfect balance of vision, intelligence and humour in his books. You will be sadly missed.

Thanks Harry.

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Veeam stretches VM backup to Hyper-V

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Viz Profanisaurus

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Golden Ticket....

golden ticket 1. n. In Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", the magical token which allowed Charlie Bucket and his aged grandfather to visit Willy Wonka's fantastic confectionary works and thus

2. n. In a sexual relationship, permission to enter the wife's mysterious and exciting chocolate factory, though preferably without an elderly relative in tow.

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Videogames caused riots says plod

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WTF?

Yeah,the dumb copper's right...

All those people playing Monopoly last generation have grown up and F&cked the economy.

Oh wait, it only works to support your uninformed, kneejerk reactions?

Honestly, anyone who wants to be a policeman shouldn't be allowed to. Breed them genetically like Mega city judges.

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Jobs: Apple succession plans are 'hogwash'

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Joke

Turtleneck? black?

Only one man for the job then - Sterling Archer. He invented the black turtleneck.

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Online map suppressing crime reporting, says survey

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Facepalm

I live in Wapping

I'm assuming I'll never going to be able to sell my house now.

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Spotify launches unlimited free US service

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Unhappy

What a surprise

pound to dollar match on pricing. For an arsing cloud solution as well, no physical product or other excuse to bump up the UK price.

even with VAT considerations, any other reason for the price diffeential?

moan...grumble....rip off britain....whine....

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Bug-Byte Manic Miner

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You HAVE to go to World of Spectrum website

http://worldofspectrum.org/

It's got a widget for vista/win 7 where it scrolls through random spectrum game screenshots, and on the site they have ROMs, scans of crash/C&VG mags.

The widget always gets a lot of interest when I'm doing some training etc as anyone over 35 recognises and loves it, and the looks on the 20 year old faces of utter confusion.

It's what the internet was invented for.

Also,and I can't find any mention of this, I'm sure I remember buying jet set willy on release and it had "if I was a Rich Man" as the music, but I assumed because of copyright they had to recode later versions back to Grieg - anyone? Bueller?

Personally,I could never and still can't get past the warehouse, everything up to it a breeze.

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Star Wars fans want Sony sued over game shutdown

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Easy solution here

If all these geeks need proper closure, just set off virtual nukes everywhere in the game, have a popup come up saying "you're dead" and shut the servers down.

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Child of Eden

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would love to see a kinect upgrade to REZ HD

on XBOX live - I reckon most of the CoE purchasers would snap REZ HD up if an update would integrate kinect as the contrlooer for it.

And while you're at it, bring out a boxing game with realistic historical fighters in for Kinect - the boxing on sports is fun, but would love to be smacking Marciano upside the head rather than cutesy avatars.

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LucasArts Day of the Tentacle

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*BEEP* *BEEP*

But I've installed the bloody soundblaster 16 drivers, what's going on? where's my arsing sound? and wher's my arsing XGA resolution? sodding Windows 3.1.......

Aaah, happy gaming days.......

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MP demands government rethink on Digital Economy Act

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Pint

admirable MPs in Cambridge.

no matter what you may think of the leadership of the lib dems, this guy and his predessesor in (my patch) Cambridge David Howarth are willing to go against the grain on issues such as this with some pretty well informed comments.

David Howarth especially as shadow justice sec would routinely criticize the police for putting out false information and calling for criminal proceedings against them, rather than the usual 'our brave boys in blue are doing a bang up job and would never shoot innocents / twat unfortunate passers by with batons etc, and you should believe every word they say as an explanation'.

If only the current crop of shadow ministers would think about questioning the institution rather than just the ruling party for political points scoring.

see his grauniad columns such as this from 2 years ago

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/apr/08/g20-police-assault-ian-tomlinson-ipcc

A pint for politicians who actually understand the issues involved and want to enter a reasoned debate, no matter what party they are from.

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RAF Eurofighter Typhoons 'beaten by Pakistani F-16s'

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based on the anon comment of a PAF pilot

who himself said that RAF pilots aren't drilled in close combat, you're still concluding that the Typhoon is worse because of a generalisation you make that"kit usually lets our boys down" therefore your leap of faith is correct?

Hmmm.....

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Modern Warfare 3 teaser trailer reveals terror on the tube

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Unhappy

In the interests of reality

I'm only interested if you're allowed to shoot innocent foreign plumbers in the head several times on the tube, and then plan the disinformation media campaign over the next few days to obfuscate the blame.

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Looking good

but very few people I know bother playing campaign, they just jump straight into multiplayer, and it's that community experience that keeps people with COD.

BF3 may well be the better game, but you can garuantee going on to black ops tonight and joining a game with friends in, and that's what's great about COD.

Anyone who goes on about other FPS being better is missing the point somewhat.

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What treasures will the US really find on bin Laden's hard disk?

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he'll have

Your symantec AV trial expired 435 days ago

Adobe Flash needs to update

Google/Yahoo/AJ toolbars obscuring half of his browser.

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Powerline networking pops up in Parliament

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WTF?

Yes, but it's...

not Radio 7 or PLT, it's Radio 7 for all your neighbours or PLT for you.

Thanks for being such a selfish idiot.

grumble....moan...typical of Thatcher's children....whine.....

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OCZ shares trashed by short seller's research note

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Again?

This reminds me of the PorkBellies trading debacle of 1983 and the Blue Star Airlines insider trading scandal of 1987.

I've said it before and I'll say it again - Capitalism just doesn't work.

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So, what's the best sci-fi film never made?

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ACE TRUCKING !!!! Woo-Hoo!!

Ace Trucking from 2000AD if we're doing wishlists.

or Stainless steel rat series from Harry Harrison.

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Blighty's official Space Agency starts up on 1 April

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Lewis, let me guess....

Based on previous articles, we should be buying American space shuttles?

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James Cameron to amp up Avatar frame rate

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THE STORY!!!

WORK ON THE F*&(ING SCREENPLAY!

stop pissing about with the technical stuff and realise that great films start with the screenplay.

This clown is a long way from the 80's Cameron who wrote/ directed Terminator, Aliens/Abyss - films with ideas.

Honestly, you and George Lucas should be ashamed.

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Iran to attend Olympics, despite 'racist' logo

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Careful Dave,

"PM David Cameron described the claim as "completely paranoid" and said the Iranians wouldn't be missed it they failed to show."

And outside of boats and bikes, the same could apply to us - Glass houses PM....

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Coming soon: Die Hard 5 - The Zimmer Frame

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Re: And in other current news...

Ok, not weeks old but this was around last week, pigeon post would have been faster.

What isn't mentioned is this chump's "distinguished" filmograpy - Bruce has a nasty habit of choosing directors he can lord it over - see Len Wiseman's experiences on DH4.

When he's an actor for hire, you get Die Hard or Pulp Fiction.

When you're the star with director approval, you get striking distance, die hard 4 and pretty much every film he's made in the last 10 years.

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And in other current news...

Henry VIII to divorce - Pope said to be "nonplussed"

Breaking news please reg, this is weeks old.

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First reports on XM-25 Judge Dredd smartgun in A'Stan

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Not the Punisher Reg,

Start calling it the Lawgiver. Maybe it will catch on.

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$1,000 reward offered for stolen cancer research laptop

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WTF?

You Clown.

Really? Years of important research not backed up one jot? You absolute clown.

The IT manager of this institution should be brought to task as well - IT management isn't just about ensuring the hardware works.

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Star Wars set for 3D rehash

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Plinkett review on this crud

Possibly the finest piece of film criticism created.

http://redlettermedia.com/phantom_menace.html

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