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1250 posts • joined 16 Jun 2011

British games company says it owns the idea of space marines

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Alien

I can understand Warhammer having rights to 40k as well as the blue uniform that their space marines have. But laying claims to "space marines" as IP is just a bit silly.

Lets put it this way, in 1987 Warhammer created Warhammer 40K, how much of the space marine set was lifted from a 1986 film called aliens? The only difference I see is that Aliens called their space soldiers "colonial marines"

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Fed confirms but downplays Anonymous Super Bowl banker hack

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Black Helicopters

Aww Heck!

I never suspected Beyonce as a lizard from the lower forth dimension. Damn you Ike, damn you to .......erm wherever you would consider hell - presumably a dimension that opposes the colour turquoise and feeds off concentrated misery that has been harnessed by a network of needles and obelisks.

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Review: Living with Microsoft's new Surface Pro

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FAIL

More expense to utilise its selling point!

So, it's an expensive heavy device with a flawed OS, and to make it a useful alternative you need to splurge more cash for a keyboard.

Surly this is madness

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BIS, bash, bosh: El Reg solves BlackBerry 10 email bafflement

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@ Barry Rueger

Shutter click? that's a deal maker for you?

Quite an easy hack to turn it off on your nexus

how is the BB to use in cold or wet conditions?

Depends on the model, but if it has a touch screen, well it would be as bad as your droid.

And, dare I say it, Twitter, Facebook, Google+..

It can do them, just as well \ badly as the other smart phones

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Schoolgirl's Hello Kitty catonaut soars to 93,000ft

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catonaut

We salute you!

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Ten 3D printers for this year's modellers

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I have no need for a 3D printer but for some strange reason I want one.

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We're not making this up: Apple trademarks the SHOP

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Re: NO

Sign me up M.D.

** I am not familiar with flash mobs, are Molotov's mandatory?

***joke

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WTF?

NO

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO x 1000

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Pub o' clock comes early for C&W biz customers silenced by titsup phones

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Again eh?

This is not the first time this week.

The network and phone provider on site is Clueless & Witless, we have so far had major network issues affecting the south and central regions, pathetic internet access, and phone trouble.

When you get the delight of speaking to their incident desk you get the same old runaround (minus Mike Reid) They ask for the destination IP address no matter what the fault (seemingly) I now give them 98.129.229.154.

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Sick software nasty uses child abuse pics to extort infected victims

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Re: Follow the money?

You would think that following an electronic trail to these bastards would be easy.

1. Infect Computer

2. Start process to pay

3. Track payment

4. Issue warrant to bank \ service provider

5. Arrest \ kill these vile wankers!

6. Nice cup of tea and a biscuit for a job well done!

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UK cookies cop changes own policy to ‘implied consent’

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Does this mean...

that El Reg can have implied consent? Because I get tired of the grey bar asking if I am OK with cookies.

**For the record I am OK with cookies, biscuits (except bourbons) but my preference is cake!

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Nokia tries its luck with a sub-£150 Win Phone 8: The Lumia 620

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Not Bad

the OS is quite good on a phone, and hopefully they have Nokia's build quality.

I reckon they might flog a few of these to the people that usually buy a cheap droid.

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LOHAN teases with quick flash of spaceplane

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Awesome - in remindes me of fireball xl5

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BBC: What YOU spent on our lawyers in Secret Climate 28 debacle

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BBC is not BBC worldwide

The BBC has many faces - it has the Auntie Beeb that serves the UK and doesn't make any money (honest) and it has BBC worldwide, which is funded by other countries and networks and things.

Now as far as I understand the Auntie Beeb own BBC worldwide, which should mean that we own a small part of it. However, we in the UK are not allowed to view BBC worldwide content because it is a separate money making venture.

In a nutshell, the BBC is no different to the like of Amazon or Tesco

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Forget cupcakes: What you find on Facebook and Twitter is TARTS

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Childcatcher

At first I was surprised when I stumbled upon #twitterafterdark and thought that maybe twitter needs to put an "I'm 18" button to view certain profiles. I have now adjusted my view and feel that twitter is the exception due to how it works.

Facebook on the other hand is a different beast, facebook is more about families for a lot of people, and I am sure that my niece doesn't need to see things that are "liked" spring up on her news feed.

Won't somebody....oh whats the point? that's the daily mails job.

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Google donates 15,000 Raspberry Pis to UK schools

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Go

Great PR stunt

But i will only salute Google when they sponsor an academy, this may seem unfair but I believe a dedicated learning environment and adequate IT teaching will show the true potential of what children + pi can achieve.

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Always wanted a robot: why not DIY?

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Terminator

This is cool - BUT

The video outtakes show the robot demanding your clothes, boots and shades.

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Chinese Apple pirate Kuaiyong sets sail for rest of WORLD

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Madness

Why would you want to install an app from a non-licensed source? If you pay for an app and it turns out to be a bag of nasty then you have a large company that is culpable.

Aside from helping developers with a new product there should be no reason to use a pirated app.

This goes for all app stores, no matter if they are a fruit or a robot or a hole in the wall filled by glass.

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Why did your outsourced IT fall over? Cos you weren't on Twitter

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I think I have now heard it all. What a crock of shit!

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Japan promised Ultra HD TV broadcasts two years early

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Joke

Ultra HD

Sounds like a drain cleaner!

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Chinese upstart smears Android's Ice Cream Sandwich over PCs

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Re: Hmmm....

"given how dog-slow the official Android emulator is"

I am so happy to read this, as I thought it was just me. Truly the worst emulator ever - and I regularly use the blackberry one!

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The Oric-1 is 30

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It's devices like these that perked my interest in computers. Happy times!

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Apple 'dismayed' to find over 100 kids building its iDevices

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Yet another reason to by british

Sure, I need a suitcase to carry around the coal, and I have to wear a pneumatic arm to lift the phone. But at least I can be smug.

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Brit mastermind of Anonymous PayPal attack gets 18 months' porridge

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Meh

Meh

It was only Paypal - a denizen of evil!

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Pope: Catholics, go forth and multiply... your Twitter followers

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WTF?

Seriously

Convert the twits?

More chance of the second coming - and I'm not talking about...............................complete your own alter boy joke!

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Wad of BlackBerry OS 10 pics 'leaks' from RIM's inner circle

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yawn

is there anything less inspiring than blackberry devices?

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UK 4G auction kicks off in total silence

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Re: More competitive pricing?

We have more competitive pricing than the yanks.

Hot spots are the way forward - enough of this phoney phone data plannage!

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Raytheon to build low-orbit, disposable satellites for DARPA

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Re: Disposable

I was thinking similar thoughts myself, we don't need more orbitals, we need to clean the space around our globe.

I'm hoping redbull have a "build a frikken laser" competition.

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UK taxmen turn heat on tax-swerving big biz, hope to smoke out £1bn

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: Here's another tax evader

Jesus wept!

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Oz library finds Lance Armstrong books a new home: The fiction section

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"Sadly, the whole thing turned out to be "a bit of a joke" by a university student whole"

Should that read .......by a university student a hole

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This week's BBC MELTDOWN: Savile puppet haunts kids' TV

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Joke

What was more shocking was

explaining to my 4 YO who or what a Jimmy Savile was / is

You try explaining predatory pedophile to a young 'un

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Google pulls 'racist' Make Me Asian app

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I hope that the makers

of Zombiu on the wii u take note and find a way to stop their make me a zombie feature - when will people stop this blatant victimisation of zombies!

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eBay's festive sales soar, but what's this? Profit DOWN 62%?

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Re: All that money so little profit

I don't want to suggest tax avoidance as I believe lawyers fees are tax deductible, however they do have an office in Dublin

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Obama calls for study into games ‘n’ guns link

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It's nice to see the commentards taking this seriously.

You'll not get such frivolity from me though, as I only played cabinet games from the eighties - so far today i have delivered some newspapers, released some oil from my spy car and rescued a princess that was held hostage by a large monkey on a building site.

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Wanna really insult someone? Log off and yell it in the street - gov

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So where would satire fit into this - As I understand things, this is how television funnymen get around the legal wranglings.

As for my original comment, well I have tweeted her a link to this comment.

https://twitter.com/MsTeresaMay - although this may or may not be the MP judging by her bio.

"Mistress Teresa May. @MsTeresaMay. London's leading Mistress,. Domination, Bondage, Servitude, Worship, Flagellation and Financial slavery."

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Trollface

So, for instance - I can't call Theresa May a stupid cow in these comments but I could confront her in the street and call her a stupid cow.

Which stupid cow is responsible for this?

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Here we go again: New NHS patient database plan sets off alarm bells

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Re: Beta test

I salute your suggestion +1

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Playboy fined £100k by Blighty watchdog for FLASHING SMUT at kids

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Re: When I were a lad

When I were a lad I was approached by a taxi driver asking if if I wanted his smut collection - I was on my morning paper round at the time and eagerly stashed the grot mags in my delivery bag.

Back then things were easier, I wouldn't be able to access this sort of filth now as I don't own a credit card.

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Viruses infect vital control systems at TWO US power stations

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FAIL

Don't they have sysadmins and their pesky group policies?

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NRA: Video games kill people, not guns. And here's our video game

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Coffee/keyboard

NRA said what!

New keyboard and a screen wipes please.

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Ex-Doctor Who babe Karen Gillan touts dodgy diet pills in twit gaffe

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Re: She might soon need them herself

Silly Billy - Krispy Kreme doughnuts don't actually have any calorific value, in fact each filled delight contains precisely six of your five a day. And the ring variety actually negate the aging effect.

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Amazon-bashed HMV calls in administrators, seeks buyer

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FAIL

If only they listened to the consumer

Although they probably couldn't hear them and "youth" music was always blaring out. And as for the layout, what a load of tosh.

It is no loss to me that this store has gone under, it was hard to tell what the customer demographic was. Was it for the youth that had no expendable income or was it for the 40 somethings? I suspect they wanted to be all things to all men but had some seriously bad advice.

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IBM brains ponder universe, say kids will go nuts for STEAMPUNK

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Holmes

It had better not, currently I am the only person in the building that has a bow tie and a pocket watch. If this becomes mainstream I will lose my erm appeal.

<-------that's not a pipe, it's a Smith and Hawkins synergist force insufflater.

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Smooth criminals spared the clink for hacking Sony's Jacko archive

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Trollface

What kind of idiot

would pay for these songs - ha ha, only kidding.

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John McAfee goes Hollywood with Warner Bros. movie deal

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Mushroom

Let's feed this idiots ego more

buy getting people to slap him every time he's spotted. With a bit of luck he'll go into hiding, as long as they take away this clowns computer we need never hear of this wazzock again.

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Siri, will Chrome's new speech features kill you?

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Trollface

If they can get it working for my Geordie and Mackem mates I will buy Google a pint.

Sadly though, I suspect they will be arguing with their devices for a long time to come.

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DoJ to Kim Dotcom: We never asked you to retain files

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Re: US Authorities - F**K Yeah!

Wish I could upvote you twice - Team America? Seems that Parker and Stone had hit the nail on the head.

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White House rejects Death Star petition: '$850qn too pricey'

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Pint

This is the second civil service jolly response that has been reported. Who knew the worker bees for the USA and UK were staffed with actual human beings?

I salute all the hard working comedic staffers and civil servants - have this beer on me.

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Anger grows over the death of Aaron Swartz

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I suggest you read this

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/jan/13/aaron-swartz-family-mit-government?INTCMP=SRCH

"The organisation Demand Progress, which Swartz helped to found, had compared the activities of which he was accused to "trying to put someone in jail for allegedly checking too many books out of the library"

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