* Posts by FlangleWangle

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Canadian kid uses supercomputing to cure cystic fibrosis

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Well...

That came second, so it's win-win!

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Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Vs

Vegetarian Sorbet?

No contest there really is there.

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Google will throw open lid on music locker service today

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Oh I'm sorry

But I couldn't let this pass ....

>>> allowing users to upload their own music files for listening in steaming mode. <<<

That would be for those less talented or less listenable uploads then

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Entrants called for 80s-era games coding contest

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6 quid with free pizza and cola?

As much as I can eat/drink? I'm in. You can keep the programming competition though.

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Nude gardener's arse hauled into court

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exactly what it was

which is why I said it.

why do you people insist on going around in circles? AC's AC's everywhere ... it's coming to something when you haven't even got the cahoonies to put a pseudonym against your comments 'ooooh mummy, I don't want to do that in case I get downvoted and it spoils my total' aaaaaaaah ha ha ha ha ha ... dear oh dear

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@ac:Hmmmm 10:30 - of course I read it

otherwise I would never know would I? Or am I missing some rule whereby I am obliged to guess the contents of an article before commenting on it, rather than reading it first ;)

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@ac:ironic 10:30 - ironic then

that you then had to deliberately click reply to express your upset at mine .... and again to type out your reply and post it (and wtf did you get offended from exactly?)

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IT Angle

OK I'll say it ....

IT angle? Honestly, you're getting more like 'The Sun' every day ......

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White House warns El Reg over kitten-killing content

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To my knowledge

this is from a Simpsons 'Tree House of Horror' episode where Monty burns plans a trip to 'Ape Island' and needs bait (to capture the giant ape), which leads to Marge joining the expedition. Smithers then says the aforementioned line.

did I just say all that?

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Elite coder readies £15 programming gadget for schools

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Starglider

Was IMO the next best vector game after Elite IMO (esp the speccy 128k version)

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UK.gov would pay to have benefit claimants' tattoos erased

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FAIL

I'm generally socialist in nature ....

and don't think this is much of an idea.

Stop bashing an entire political system because of one thing you don't like.

I can think of much greater injustices dealt out by the capitalist system .... (and to paraphrase the old saying about communism 'if you like capitalism so much, why don't you move to the U.S.A.')

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WTF?

Which they then have to pay back ... right?

Otherwise I might have to say that I needed free laser eye surgery because potential employers didn't like the fact I wore glasses.

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TalkTalk goes silent

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Hmmmmmmm

faced with increasingly poor speeds from Orange LLU at peak times I was thinking about either going back to SKY or being very risky and giving Talk Talk a go (they are the only other LLU's on my exchange).

I think this just decided it for me.

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Everest climber finds 3G signal, sends Tweet

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Whenever I don't want to be 'connected' ...

... I turn the phone off.

No IT angle admittedly.

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Facebook fails webmail tests

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Beg y'pard

Hotpoint it is (don't know why I thought Hoover). Argument about 'add £200' still applicable though!

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+1 for indesit

They are, after all, made by Hoover, for which you'll pay another £200 for the 'hoover' logo on basically the same machine.

Even our cheapo one (about £200 or less I think) bought when our first was born is still going strong, no repairs ever needed (yet). Considering its been on at least once almost every day since we bought it (about Aug 2006) thats not bad going.

Who needs Which? when you have The Reg forum comments!

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Gmail below Hotmail?

Really? Perhaps its an 'IT Pro vs Average User' thing

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Virgin outsources techies, pulls plug on Trowbridge call centre

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thats just scaremongering

I know of two people, one of which was family, who needed to call on their PPI. They both paid up no bother. As long as you know what its actually for (and I do) there's not really a problem.

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Woooooooossshhhh!!!!

As the sweeping generalisation wafts by!

>>>>At big corporates, 90% of staff really are 'just a number' - it's also the place where 'dead wood' hangs out, especially in IT departments. The departments are often staffed by completely incompetent idiots with MCSE qualifications, overseen by a BOFH<<<<<

You're right about the job security bit though. I prefer to think of it more as 'wage security' (i.e. at least I know I have 'X' coming in every month until I get made redundant, and then the insurance takes over)

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Dear Mr Beefy ex-soldier: Your BT needs you

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No offence intended

it just gets up my nose the way these people constantly bang on like the deal is so much better for the (potential) employees than for the company or like they are doing them a favour.

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Good Grief ....

>>>"It's fantastic that we've been able to recruit so many ex-armed services personnel. These people have served their country well and so deserve the chance of full-time employment with a generous reward package," enthused Openreach boss Olivia Garfield.<<<

Aaaaaah nice old Olivia doing something nice for the ex-squaddies. Did anyone else want to reach for the barf bag? Does she REALLY think that being that patronising makes people believe that they are somehow doing this for THEIR (the ex-military) benefit?

A new high for management quotes with absolutely no sincerity sureley !!

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TVonics DTR-Z500HD Freeview HD DVR

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That looks really rather nice ...

shame they don't do freesat ones ...

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Revealed: Secret security plan should Kate leave Wills at the altar

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ah wait ...

just read the author name ... he he he

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WTF?

erm...... really?

Come on .... extra-late April fools?

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Cops raid man whose Wi-Fi was used to download child porn

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Yeah ...

In an ideal world, we could leave our wireless open, creating a wonderful situation of being able to get a wireless connection almost wherever you are (in a town or city at least), safe in the knowledge that it would only be used for 'legit' (note the quotes) purposes and not for anything that could put us in legal endangerment or further create demand for 'nefarious' activities.

Sadly of course it's not like that .... I use mains-ethernet exclusivly these days anyway, I got fed up with the poor quality and speed of wireless (especially since I had to use the awful 'Orange Livebox' with its lack of external antenna, but thats a gripe for another time .. )

The point about an IP not necessarily relating to one person is the most interesting thing. I'm assuming that this person then got released because there was no 'material' on any of his/her equipment.

Someone else I think makes an interesting point about a defence for someone doing that by deliberately leaving their connection unsecured ....

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How to find the next Google. Or at least a free taco

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+1 For use of ...

'clownshittery'. It's now my new favourite word.

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German prangs dad's £275k supercar

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Joke

Nah, its not too bad

Bit of t-cut and it'll be fine

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H2O water-powered shower radio

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Finally!

Someone talking some sense!

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Child protection website insecurity fixed

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If you weren't questioning the validity of the statistics

then your question does not even have any bearing on the matter does it? You might as well say 'yes but do you have a freezer full of frozen peas? No? Thought not'.

If you WERE questioning the validity (which you obviously were) then you have to provide some contrary evidence, otherwise you are just arbitrarily stating that 'these stats are wrong'.

Nice try though.

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Nope

Don't work for them. Or any government department or contractor or anything related.

Where are your stats conflicting with these then? don't have any? Then I think, therefore, with no evidence, you have no argument. QED.

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FAIL

Here you go

These are their own stats:

http://www.ceop.police.uk/Media-Centre/Statistics-and-facts/

If you choose not to believe them, then it is you who must give evidence to dispute them.

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Maybe but ....

Their record in detecting, preventing and prosecuting child abuse is actually rather good, which is what they are there for, not for running websites.

Until of course, they shut down in 2013 thanks to the ConDem twats.

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Amazon splatters ads to cut Kindle price

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Because

The adverts mean you can have the book cheaper, or pay full price without the ads.

Your analogy does not appear to correlate with what I am saying. That would be akin to saying 'I already own the book but now I'm going to buy another one with adverts'

Twerp.

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FAIL

Agreed, bad idea

A better one might be more like software, you can get a cheaper (or free) version of a >book< with adverts every few pages and 'upgrade' the book later if it starts annoying you

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Net boffins plot password alternatives

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Gates Halo

Come back .NET passport ....

... all is forgiven!

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The Osborne 1: 30 years old this month

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WTF?

???????? ....... 1

[Suddenly, all the babble at school about operating systems and libraries and assemblers started to make sense]

your school was >>SO<< different from mine ......

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Oxfordshire cops switch speed cameras back on

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Interesting that ....

Not one person yet has come up with a single reason why they were not at fault for being caught by a camera.

Let me spell it out for some of you :

THE FASTER YOU ARE GOING WHEN AN INCIDENT/IMPACT OCCURS THE GREATER THE DAMAGE OR INJURY TO ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED. YOU'VE EVEN HAD IT PUT IN BLACK AND WHITE IN ADVERTS, HIT A CHILD AT 40, THEY WILL PROBABLY DIE, HIT ONE AT 30, THEY WILL PROBABLY LIVE. WAKE UP AND STOP BEING SELFISH F**KTARDS WHO ONLY GIVE A CRAP ABOUT YOUR OWN COMFORT!

<ahem>

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Indeed

All those things are true, except for the fact that I don't like the Guardian much either. Middle class liberal twaddle is almost as bad as the right wing facist fantasy spouted by the nazi loving Daily Mail.

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Please explain

how any one of these means that you could not avoid breaking the speed limit

* Cameras at the bottom of a hill where limits change.

* Average speed cameras on stretches of road where crashes only ever happen at rush hour, when people can't even do 60 let alone 70. Instead they only make money off people doing 75 when the road is empty.

* Plod hiding their cars and mobile vans behind trees on curved, little used A roads where speeding is perfectly safe. In fact the safer the road would be for a higher limit, the more likely they are to stick a camera there.

I await your reply with interest.

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A few suggestions ...

* Put the sun visor down

* Buy some sunglasses

* Aim for about 60mph to give yourself room for error

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Airship 'Sky Tugs' ordered from Lockheed for Canadian oilfields

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Did lockheed not consider....

the evil genius market?

If I was an evil genius I'd want one.

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UK.gov uses purple-panted-berk to get 'young men' to do census

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Actually it made me think of this ....

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/4923643851_41711d2e5a.jpg

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Steve Jobs screws my wife (out of $944)

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Sorry but ...

We have an i-pad in the office and I bought the wife a kindle (avid book reader) for her birthday and as far as reading comfort goes there's simply no comparison IMO. e-ink is a much easier on the eye experience than a 'regular' screen. There's also an experimental kindle web browser which of course is nowhere near browsing the web 'properly' like on an i-pad but its good enough to check the email and read articles.

Also the fact that it's SO much cheaper, even with a lifetime of free 3G access makes kindle the winner over the i-pad as a reading device any day.

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Quanta crams 512 cores into pizza box server

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Spying on your citizens?

I must say I'm shocked that anything like that could come out of China .... ;)

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Channel Islands VAT loophole shut, petrol prices cut

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A.C.

For the win!

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Yes.

You ARE confused

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Fukushima explained in crap cartoon

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An amusing video certainly but ....

anyone with a four year old going through the 'poop is funny and I like to talk about it any chance I can' stage like I am will probably avoid watching it in their presence.

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Microsoft Kinect powers DIY Eye of Sauron

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Nice

When the pufferfish site recovers from the onslaught I'll have a closer look because its dead right now :S

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