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Termination charges drop smacks Vodafone and EE in the WALLET

IsJustabloke

EE / Orange lost me as a customer after 12 + years

last April because I got fed up with being asked to bend over. Ironically I moved to Vodafone, honestly in terms of service provision I am considerably worse off than I was under Orange but as I repeatedly explained to them, I have no other way of registering my protest at them and so even if I end up with worse service They've left me no choice.

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Running the Gauntlet: Atari's classic ... now and then

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Re: Valkyrie - Lol you big girl.

Yes I suspect "LUCY" is a girl. *rolleyes*

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Doctor Who season eight scripts leak online

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well you my old fruit are talking bollocks... how can it be a proper synopsis of a who episode without mention of the sonic "universal fixer of everything (tm)" Screwdriver?

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A first-world problem solved: Panoramic selfies, thanks to Huawei's Ascend P7

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Re: Truisms Spoken Aloud

An American chiding an Englishman for flag waving is more than a little comical. :D

The language is called English because when we ruled most of the globe we took *our* language with us and taught it to the locals not wanting to bother with learning all the piddling little local languages.

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Selfies are OVER: Welcome to the age of 'Sleeveface'

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Re: Sleeveface at the MOMA?

I am neither a hipster or a granny. I have a lot of vinyl... some new, some stuff I bought years ago.

So I guess the answer is "yes"

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BOYCOTT FIREFOX, rage gay devs as Mozilla appoints JavaScript daddy as CEO

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WTF?

Re: The witch hunt continues

"As for the "witch hunt" remark, you're coming dangerously close to IYLISMWDYGLT territory"

What?

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TV sales PLUMMET. But no one's prepared to say what we all know

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Re: "Lightbulbs, nylon tights, razor blades, can all be made to last years or decades"

twat. that is all.

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They want me to install CCTV to see what YOU did in the TOILET

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Re: Hang on a second

I don't believe there was any mention of gender...

think about the guy waking from a drunken stupor to be told about the show he and the big blonde swede put on last night and then being introduced to "Erik"

;)

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How a Facebook post by blabbermouth daughter cost her parents $80,000

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Re: Something doesn't add up here...

I would suggest there is a world of difference between telling your immediate family and making an announcement to all and sundry on Facebook which is surely akin to taking out a full page advert in a national advert.

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London's King of Clamps shuts down numberplate camera site

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WTF?

Er....

we were able to see his company's claims that the ANPR in a box system could detect "car thieves, terrorists or undesirables such as shop lifters"

Shop lifters? ANPR can detect shop lifters?!?!?!

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Volunteers slam plans to turn Bletchley Park into 'geeky Disneyland'

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Meh

Re: Says it all really

Providing the tour isn't compulsory they can make it as short as they like.

I showed myself round and found a member of staff to ask whenever I wanted to know something. They were all without exception knowledgeable and approachable. I also had a long chat with the owner of the Churchill collection.

Seems a shame that this corporate suit is determined to ruin everything.

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My name is Dabbsy and I am an EMAILOHOLIC

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Meh

UH-OH... I think I may be one too....

I have a separate email address for every single organization / website/forum that requires an address of me, I must have hundreds by now :(

They all feed into 2 or 3 addresses to rule them all. :(

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Bloke hews plywood Raspberry Pi tablet

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Re: it's 'how stupid people think clever people think' tv isn't it.

ha! I used that exact phrase to my fanboy colleague :) he wasn't happy ...at all. :D

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Audiophiles: These Wi-Fi speakers have a stereo drift of less than 25μs – good enough for you?

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Mushroom

I was interested to see on the page you link to.. in the people also viewed category this item ->

http://www.amazon.com/Images-SI-Inc-Uranium-Ore/dp/B000796XXM/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_2

:/

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Connecting Gmail to Google+ is SENSELESS, says Digg founder

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Re: No forcing google+

Yes, I agree... the net result is that I no longer comment on apps because I don't have anything on my G+ profile and I intend it to say that way. I did delete the association with my Youtube account also. Other than that I don't really care about it, I only use gmail for "junk" and for my app purchases

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Twitter: It's JUST LIKE Elder Scrolls (no it's not)

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I don't always agree with your POV Mr Dabbs

but in this instance I think you're absolutely spot on.

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Apple: C'mon, flick on iBeacon. Let us track you. You'll get BADGES

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Re: It's not new and it's not clever

I'm not the one that felt the need to post to foamy mouthed comments about the subject and I don't actually give a shit I was just offering you some sage advice but hey go your own way. ;)

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Re: It's not new and it's not clever

Have you considered not giving a shit rather than getting all uppity about it?

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Curiosity rover: While you humans were busy being hungover, this bot hit its 500th Martian day

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Re: auld lang syne

That xkcd is kinda sad :(

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Assange flick The Fifth Estate branded 'WORST FILM OF THE YEAR'

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Re: Misleading title

Ummmm.... Mrs Abloke and I went to see the Diana Movie (It was her turn to choose the movie :/ )

To my surprise, I have to say it was a long way from the worst film I've ever seen and I have no doubt whatsoever that it was infinitely better than *anything* M.Night. Shamalaladingdong has done since "6th Sense"

Here is a synopsis of every single M.N.S movie....

It was a dark and stormy night.... the rain lashed the windows... the wind howled around the edges of the cottage, rattling the shutters.... the candles flickered in a draft.... So I stayed in by the fire with a nice cup of cocoa.

As for the topic on hand, I suspect it was a flop because on the whole people *really* don't give a stuff about the whole wiki leaks nonsense; most of us having more important things to worry about.

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PUNISHMENT gluttons: The Dr Who monsters that come back for more

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Re: Bored?

Well TBF the classic troll is far superior to the modern shite.....

I'm Sorry? Oh yes the one with a picture Tom baker in the pocket...

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How I BLEW my co-workers' HEADS OFF ... without going to jail

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Open Plan offices...

The dev team I work on was recently re-homed in a separate building. Our portion of the office was a huge open plan space that we barely made a dent on.... last Christmas myself and a colleague set up our scalextric for a two or three days .... it was a huge four lane digital setup that enabled up to six of us to race at any one time, the others were "marshaling"

The circuit was as close to Silverstone as we couldl make it

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Brit inventor Dyson challenges EU ruling on his hoover's energy efficiency ratings

IsJustabloke

I'd rather James Dyson bent his energies to making his cleaners less of an assault on the eyes.

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Punter strikes back at cold callers - by charging THEM to call HIM

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Re: All these funny ways of getting shot of PPI type sales calls

well I'm sure all those poor people in places like India where a lot of these call centers are based are really pleased that you're sure they have a choice.... of course teh choice is normally work here or starve but yes its certainly a choice.

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All these funny ways of getting shot of PPI type sales calls

Ok these calls are a PITA and they can sometimes interrupt you from doing "other stuff" but I don't feel the need to be rude to some poor schmuck who is simply trying to make a living.

They are simple to deal with, just get a phone that can have the ring tone turned off and attach it to an answering machine. Its really not that diificult but then I guess you'd lose the chance to explain to the poor bloke/blokess how much more important than them you are.

if by any chance you do find yourself on the phone to a cold call I always find, "thanks but no thanks good bye" works really well raraley if ever finding a need to abuse someone.

You lot are strange.

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Star Wars revival secret: This isn't the celluloid you're looking for

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Re: Frame rate

well I'm sure JJ will be really disappointed to hear not impressed....

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Rate-my-boink app scores frisky fanbois, fangurlz' SCREAMS, VIBRATIONS

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Re: support question

RE "where are you supposed to put your phone?

Women come with a built in bike rack it should adapt to holding a smartphone or an iphone quiet easily.

er... ok stop pushing..... I'm leaving.

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HALF of air passengers leave phones on ... yet STILL no DEATH PLUNGE

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Re: Connecting from 10km up.

"Soft French Cheese, at last a sensible security precaution"

Damn you.... I want to upvote you for making me laugh but I want to downvote you for your cheesist agenda!

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Banknote campaigner's Twitter rape threats ordeal: Bloke, 21, cuffed

IsJustabloke

I was under the impression that....

every single note and coin minted for use here in blighty has always had a prominant woman on it.... not unlike our postage stamnps for that matter.

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LG's curvy telly and Samsung's Galaxy camera seen in the wild

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Re: Is Android - or any other mobile OS - a good DSLR OS?

then why even ask the question?

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Re: Curvy screen... why?

I had my TV on the wall for a while but in the end found it restrictive and pointless. I really can see no reason for putting a TV on the wall of a living room.

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Interview: Steve Jackson, role-playing game titan

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Ah.... youthful fun.

I absolutely loved these books... I remember many happy hours drawing maps as I played. Not being a botanist I found my stupendously blocked by the following clue..

In a previous clue I'd be told to not get lost in the woods and the path was indicated by the brush carriers hand.

the clue that had me stumped totally was

You come to a fork, the left fork has a small clump of foxgloves, the right fork has a willow.

I'm afraid I had to cheat my way out :-(

Doesn anyone remember the "Warlock of Firetop mountain" board game ? I painted all the little player tokens :D

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'Nothing will convince a kid that's never worn glasses to wear them'

IsJustabloke
Headmaster

The same could be said of...

... wristy type things.

I've never worn a wristwatch because I don't like teh feel of things on my wrists and I doubt that'll change because fruity co have an iWrist (tm)

As in all things, some people will like these things and some wont.

I'd just like to weigh in on the "twunt" versus "twat/ Cunt" debate

I think the issue here revolves around the perceived inteligence of the person being so named.

The first is a nice portmanteau but you run the risk of them not undertsanding they've been insulted, the second approach leaves very lttle room for doubt, so could be considered more effective.

Consider the following....

You sir; are a buffoon!

You sir; are a cunt! [twunt]

The first leaves room for doubt... the second none.

JaB

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Fried-egg sarnies kick off Reg man's quid-a-day nosh challenge

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Re: Not joining you. Sorry.

console yourself with this thought; if his entire meal is a fiver I doubt he's having much steak either ;-)

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How long will it take Facebook Home to hit 1bn downloads? 76 years

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Meh

Download numbers

I think the number of downloads ia more than likely due to the fact that it was presented as just another update and as such many people will have simply updated it. It wasn't really obvious that it was really a completely different app to the one being replaced.

Luckily I knew all about it so just uninstalled the app completely and have reverted to using Friendcaster.

I control my use of facebook not the other way round.

And before all you commentards start telling me how cool you are because you don'ty use FB at all please read the following...

I don't give a fuck about wether you do or don't. FB is the best way to achieve the thing I use it for.

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Not my email address guv!

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Not my email address guv!

Hello,

The good news is... that the Register site rememerbs that I'm logged in and it remembers my username.

The bad news is it keeps showing me someone else's email address in the login box.

I am the sole user of this particular lappy so to find someone elses email address is pretty strange but its now happened several times so I thought I ought tolet someone know about it.

happy to send the erranty email address to soneone if you wanna tell me who I should send it to.

iJab (tm)

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Microsoft parts clouds over Bing Maps with massive sat pic upgrade

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Re: Instant fail

just like they think we all know every other "Britisher" :-)

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John Sweeney: Why Church of Scientology's gravest threat is the 'net

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Re: Religions and non-religions

I too saw the advert in question... while I agree that an entire channel devoted to any given creed can be thought of as an "advert", I don't think religions in general run 30 seconds ads during a normal TV shows and thats exactly what this was. I can't remember what show I was watching but it wasn't even in context.

It had a slick glossy Hollywood look about it., lots of saving the planet CGI stuff... thought it was a trailer at first, was a little surprised to discover it was advertising CoS.

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The truth on the Navy carrier debacle? Industry got away with murder

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Meh

Re: Eh?

Actually, as I understand it the French nuke engines are barely capable of the doing the job of shunting the big ship around with nothing spare for anything else. They chose "baby" sub reactors over proper "nimitz" type reactors as a..... <insert fanfare> ... cost saving exercise :-)

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Tracy brothers are back: Thunderbirds Are Go! again in 5... 4... 3...

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Re: Kid's will watch it.

catchy tune though :D

There was a rather annoying contractor who had it as his ringtone and even though he was often away from his desk, he left his 'phone there and would receive many calls.

As it rang he would lope across the office... we all found it so annoying that eventually we started "dah dah"'ing the tune whenever he moved regardless of the phone; he became known as "Inspector gadget" and was entered into the minutes of meets as such too :D

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Star Trek saviour JJ Abrams joins the dark side: Star Wars VII

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re Lost

I'm about 6 episodes from the end of the boxset, every episode makes my eyes feel like that bloke from Utopia's eyes must have felt like after torture blokey had finished.

sadly, I'm what's known as a completist.. I can't have half of something, its all or nothing. I started watching LOST.. the first couple of season were ok but the rest? so I've got tofinish it.

Dear oh Dear.

I've got no problem with "clever" TV . films... I like 'em but Lost is utter, utter drivel, its not even particularly good drivel, its just utter utter shite. Anyone raving about the show needs help.

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Re: James Bond

burn the hertic!!!

We'll have none of your sensible discourse here! I've a pitchfork and I'm not afraid to use it! you've been warned.

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Agree... It wasn't "Trek" per se but ...

it was a pretty good and entertaining film. I am the only fan of Star Trek amongst my friends and yet we all enjoyed the Star Trek movie allbeit for different reasons.

People that get as wound up about it as Greg need to work out what is missing form their lives that makes them so anal about a fukcing TV show / Movie series.

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Have Brits fallen for Netflix, or do they still LoveFilm?

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Re: LG TV

perhaps it depends upon the actual model. I bought an LG tv (LM620T) back in november last year and it has both apps and both work very well.

I had a trial with both services and have kept LoveFilm , dumped Netflix. It could be my bandwidth but the picture quality for HD content (of which there is much) is as good as the braodcast quality. They also seem to be constantly increasing the number of "collections" available.

So I've no complaints at all about the LG or Lovefilm for that.

On a side note... there have been 3 firmware updates delivered to my TV so they seem to be pretty good in that deptment as well.

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Satnav-murdering Google slips its Maps into car dashboards

IsJustabloke

Re: Offline maps?

High maintenance she may be... but she'll turn heads and be as much fun as you like for your trouble.

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Up your wormhole: Star Trek Deep Space 9 turns 20

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Re: More than a B5 Ripoff

mmmmm.... Pat Tallman ...... mmmmm

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Think your CV is crap? Your interview skills are worse

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Well at least you've improved your tone.... The only way I'd deal with you, based upon your CV rant, is if you had a plumb role that I was seriously interested in having.

I actually agree with most of the stuff you've written here (and in the CV one, it wasn't your advice I objected to, it was your tone) but I think there's one thing that very many recruiters / HR people forget; When they are interviewing me for a role, I am also interviewing them. Its a two way street.

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The new touchy-feely Doctor Who trend: Worrying

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wow... calm down dear.

Popular <> good in every case or even in everybodies taste

I've *always* watched Dr Who in all its forms (well OK not sylvester McCoy that would have been stupid) I've watched every "new" Dr Who and have found myself disapointed by pretty much every episode (apart from the odd one or two and I did enjoy the Ecclestone series)

The reality is, I don't find the new stuff, apart from the odd episode to be very, well, "Dr Who" , It's sci-fi yes, Dr Who No, (for me) there is too much "timey-whymy" stuff.. there is definately too much sentimentality in it but for the most unforgiveable thing is the "genral purpose, get out of everything" object that the Sonic Screwdriver has become.

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IsJustabloke
Trollface

Was is it just me but was Jack TRYING to be a shallow stereotype?

Not that he needed to try too hard...

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'Puzzling structures on surface' of YU55 spaceball

IsJustabloke
Headmaster

I CHOOSE to enoble a simple forum post!

Not to mention Messrs Niven and Pournelle's Footfall

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