* Posts by Purple People Eater

16 posts • joined 10 Nov 2010

Staffs Police face data protection probe over 'drink drivers named' Twitter campaign

Purple People Eater

Re: If it's good enough for the Yanks

Let's call it what it is - jury tampering. The shame is just a little bonus.

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SpaceX rocket reaches orbit but Dragon fails to spit fire

Purple People Eater
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Re: Give them a break!

Funny, I'd hope you didn't see the same problem twice - maybe that's just me? I worked with mask programmed ROMs for a while and having the same problem more than once would have been a very career-limiting problem.

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Purple People Eater
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Re: Give them a break!

Funny, I'd hope you didn't see the same problem twice. Maybe that's just me? I worked with mask programmed ROMs for a while and having the same problem more than once would have been a very career-limiting event.

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Syrian secret police endorse male hair remover

Purple People Eater
Go

Try this one too...

http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AKDL1-Dedicated-Link-Cable/dp/B000I1X6PM/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

A little sample..

"Transmission of music data at rates faster than the speed of light seemed convenient, until I realized I was hearing the music before I actually wanted to play it. Apparently Denon forgot how accustomed most of us are to unidirectional time and the general laws of physics."

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Google Apache mod speeds into outside world

Purple People Eater
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Google failed to respond to a slashdot thread?

Yea gods! Someone should contact the person at google responsible for responding to sensible slashdot comments immediately! Heads WILL roll!

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Baidu apes Google with Chinese Chrome

Purple People Eater
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This I'd like to see

How could they compete? One word - tanks!

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Captain Kirk's Google+ account gets zapped

Purple People Eater

100 items shared and received

So if you shared 1 item with 100 people it would count at 100 (well 101) items. It's the metric Larry Page was using.

I'm not sure why google chose this - the way facebook spams stuff out it would win on this metric hands-down.

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Purple People Eater

Err, why?

On google+ people can only see what you share with them unless you send it to public (unless you add your boss to one of the circles that you send the naughty stuff to - in which case stupid is it's own reward!).

It's one of the things I really like about google+ - it's highly unlikely that there will be something embarrassing sitting in my publicly viewable posting history (unlike facebook).

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HTC loses prelim patent ruling to Apple, takes stock hit

Purple People Eater

Patent (non)sense

Are you thinking of trademarks here? I'm fairly sure it doesn't apply to patents, or ambushes by patent trolls would be much less worrisome.

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Samsung Chromebook: The $499 Google thought experiment

Purple People Eater

Deliberately obtuse much?

The chromebook isn't for the average ElReg reader - but you all knew that, right? It's for people whose blood runs cold at the very idea of having a computer, keeping it running etc. Even better, it's also for people who dread the idea of giving their parents/grand parents etc a computer because of the inevitable tech-support obligations.

I'm typing this on one. Literally you take it out of the box, turn it on, enter some account details (do it for them in advance..) and activate the 3g modem - and verizon will walk you through the 3g setup if you call them. No software to load/update/maintain - it just works. I suspect there's a market for that sort of thing...

The software isn't perfect, but so far there hasn't been anything that can't be resolved by pressing the power button. I'm happy to explain that one to my mother over the phone :)

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Facebook begins to challenge Google in UK internet

Purple People Eater
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Why would facebook develop search.

I think the comments about existing facebook search miss the point. If facebook were serious they'd tie in with bing. Microsoft needs the eyeballs and facebook needs to keep people leaving the facebook window when they want to find something.

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Facebook value hits $100bn, to go public in Q1 2012

Purple People Eater
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Where have I seen this before....

There is lots of hidden intrinsic value in facebook - it is starting to become the only www page. When is the last time you saw a commercial for a product on TV that displayed a URL for the product? Every one of them now is "find us on Facebook"

Hmmm... wasn't this true for Myspace several years ago? How much are they worth again?

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Bletchley Park to rebuild pioneering EDSAC computer

Purple People Eater

RE: A suitable "delay line" memory replacement

Definitely a wire-based unit - that's REAL solid state memory!

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Massive new US spy airship 'could be used to carry big cargoes'

Purple People Eater

Maybe this is sillly...

But it seems to make more sense to use hydrogen. Then you can effectively convert between lift and ballast using fuel cells in conjunction with atmospheric oxygen.

It also means that if you need to get rid of lift in a hurry you can dump the hydrogen and make more from water later.

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Worthless iPhone 'Wikileaks App' removed from Apple Store

Purple People Eater
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@raidet

Well done, Sir. Well done.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops

Purple People Eater
Joke

Hmmm.. not a paid review, eh?

Hey Tony, isn't the elReg Tariff (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/01/22/register_tariff/) still in operation?

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