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1283 posts • joined 16 Jun 2011

Yes, you ARE a member of a global technology elite

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Humans?????

What about the rest of us?

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James Bond's 'shaken not stirred': Down to trembling boozer's hands, claim boffins

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Mixology

There are many benefits to shaking over stirring, depending on what you require the outcome of the drink to be. Mixing will combine both flavours into an even blend, this can be done with tea with milk for a different flavour of the same ingredient. And whilst this is subtle to most the difference can be considerable.

Stirring a drink layers the flavours in a different way, this will create noticeable differences between different cocktail makers, depending on how fast it is stirred, how long for and also what angle.

I believe what Mr Bond is in fact doing is burtonising the drink, so that it tastes the same no matter what bar he is frequenting.

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Drawers full of different chargers? The IEC has a one-plug-to-rule-them-all

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I used to android phone and whatever laptop of the moment

But since going fruit I have been amazed at how good there adapters for all there kit is.

It's time for the rest of the techverse to play catch up and adopt

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Facebook to BLAST the web with AUTO-PLAYING VIDEO ads

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OK - I totally understand the gripes, but lets not forget that you don't pay to use facebook. Do you think that servers and developers are free.

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Two Brits face criminal trial for sending 'menacing' tweets

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Re: So...

That is my understanding - the clue is in "menacing"

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Fisher-Price in hot seat: iPad bouncy chair lets APPLE BABYSIT tots – parents

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Re: What is the issue?

Am I serious - Jezz assume much do you?

1, I said I have 3 children, I didn't mention the new born.

2, Babies actually learn by sight and sound, I am not suggesting they play angry birds. Last time I looked the iPad has both. As for the chair, the bouncy chair, the bouncy chair with obvious hanging rattle and things. Well I guess you must of missed that.

3, That is entirely your opinion, and you are wrong with your assumption of screen time. For instance, my 3 year old speaks conversational Spanish thanks to Dora and Diego. This was from watching the television. He also speaks a bit of French from an App. Learning isn't just a set of rigid rules. I guess you will learn that when your kids are older and you are in a corner sobbing gently.

4, Seems you are in the wrong industry, this is actually progression. Maybe you're not an early adopter and are still struggling with Windows ME. It's time to understand that perhaps Granny needs to keep up to date, sometimes it's not about what you want, but what the needs of a child wants.

And really, you would destroy the arm that has a mirror on it, just because it also holds an iPad. Who are you, 1950's Dad? Seems that you need to take a long hard look at the world and try to fit in.

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What is the issue?

As a father of 3 I can't actually see an issue, both my boys 3 and 5 use my tablet for games.

An iPad is just an interactive device, it's not hooking a child up to crack cocaine.

Yes, some parents may shove them in a chair and leave them, but we are not all idiots. Some of us understand a mixed and varied selection of activities and stuff will stimulate the little sweeties.

And also, what a great way for Granny to learn about FaceTime.

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Universal Credit: £40 MILLION and counting's been spaffed up the wall on useless IT gear

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FAIL

FFS IDS

Did anyone at all see this coming?

Oh, what's that.......the entire readership of El Reg!

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ASA slaps down BT over 'misleading' broadband claims

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Bored

How many times must the same drivel be peddled by ISP

Personally I am waiting for ronseal to become an ISP, no fuss, no mess, no bother, does exactly what it says on the tin.

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Sick to death of Xmas? Try these explosive gift ideas

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Headmaster

Re: My Little Pony...

Sorry to be a pedant - but it was actually in the book, how to be a complete bastard, although it was Adrian Edmonson so i'll give you half an advent chocolate

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SIM-free unlocked iPhones coming to a channel near you...

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That's pretty much what I was thinking, there isn't any restriction or tax to pay.

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Reg man inhales the smooth, non-cancerous, taste of USB nicotine

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Within a week I quit tobacco altogether, within a month I was mixing my own juice, within 2 month I was modding my kit.

After 4 month I started craving some good old THC, but didn't want to roll, and as it happens I found dry vape chambers. All in all, I vape, and this is a happy smiley thing.

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Berners-Lee: 'Growing tide of surveillance' is destroying the internet

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Surely they don't use the internet for spying do they? I thought it was all porn and online shops.

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Apple Schill-er: 'I was shocked - SHOCKED! They went and copied the iPhone'

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Trollface

Speaking as a recent apple convert....

This is a sham, Google never copied Apple

Android devices are poop compared to the refined Apple user experience

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BOFH: Resistance is futile - we're missing BEER O'CLOCK

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Yesterday I met the director of the firm I work, and I mentioned that IT can be dangerous work. His words were thus, nice that I have a BOFH on site, just remember that I'm one too.

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Microsoft touts SCROOGLE merch: Hopes YOU'LL PAY to dump on rival

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I'm furious

These are only USA products - what about us lot in blighty

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iSpy with my little eye: Apple wants to track your every move

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Seems logical, why have a drone to tell you prices and events if your iShiney can do it for you

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SuperStride Me: Reg hack spends week working at 'treadmill desk'

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Joke

OK, I want one - this IT lark is just so pedestrian, so I might as well make like one.

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Show us your Cook: Size is everything for Apple iWatch fans, apparently

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Gimp

I'm a recent Apple convert and can I just say

Squeeeeelllllll!!!!!!!!!!

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El avión Buitre 2 rinde homenaje a nuestros amigos españoles

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Mi aerodeslizador es lleno de anguilas

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San Fran tech hub wants hookers and hackers for Halloween

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samhain !

Not Halloween, All Hallows' Eve or bloody trick or treat day!

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Why Bletchley Park could never happen today

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Paris Hilton

That's what they want you to think!

*Paris, because that's what she thinks, at least she thinks that what she thinks.

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The Reg undergoes a Twitter makeover: Come join the squawk

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Coat

Twatter?

isn't that what yorkshire people drink?

*It's not a coat it's Yorkshire Jacket

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UK.gov open to hiring EX-CON hackers for cyber reserves

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Facepalm

Yeah, lets employ criminals to carry out criminal acts in the name of Gov

Maybe knife crime types can become butchers

Muggers can become doormen

etc etc etc.....

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Ryanair boss Mike O'Leary hits Twitter: 'Nice pic. Phwoaaarr!'

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Re: Backfire

It would add fuel to his fire, but it seems that there has been an issue with refuelling. Therefore the plain, the fuel and the fire have all been delayed.

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NHS preps spammy mailshots advertising 'BIGGEST medical data grab in HISTORY'

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As long as....

They keep the database for themselves and don't sell access to it to anyone. As I wouldn't want the world knowing about my "light bulb" moment.....and I don't mean having an idea!

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All cool kids' phones run ALTERNATIVE alternative custom Android ROM

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Re: @Bullseyed

Why not click on my name and see, rather than guessing you turnip

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Gimp

This is why I am leaving Android

I used to be a committed fandroid, heck I have so many droid devices, but enough is enough.

Simply too many devices, too many flavours of OS.

I don't want to have to hunt and research for the best user experience. I want a device that works, and receives regular updates. That even when the handsets are refreshed the latest software is delivered.

That's right folks, I am buying an Apple, I will be a fanboi....

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Murdoch calls for world+dog to 'expose' Google

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Dear El Reg

Please don't draw peoples attention to this claw fisted cock juggler.....

*Dear lawyers, you will note that I haven't actually mentioned which one....Oops (that should work)

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Mac fans: You don't need Windows to get ripped off in tech support scams

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Meh

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Devil

I haven't had one of these jokers for a while. But I always have fun when they call. Amongst some of my time wasting tricks are.

1. Loading up my riot soundboard, I let them do there "work" until I get bored and simulate either a police raid, or house invasion.

2. From memory I follow there instructions and pretend I am a bumbling oaf....My record is 47mins...

3. I sometimes engage them in chat, and then tell them my life story, about how my wife has just left me. The death of my child. My lust for indian men.....

Am I going to hell?

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OAR-some! 18ft SEA SERPENT discovered off US coast

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Kwazi, Peso, Barnacles, Inkling, Dashi, Shellington, Tweak, Tunip!

Octonauts at ease, until the next adventure!

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EasyJet website crashes and burns

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That's like saying I prefer to be kicked in my right testicle instead of my left.

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Google's latest ad push gives LONE LAWMAKER the creeps

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Right, that's it!

I'm changing my profile picture to an arse.....

*some would say I already have

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Thousands! of! Yahoo! Mail! users! driven! crazy! by! revamp!

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But on the plus side

It's now easier to delete emails from the android app.

Seriously that's all that I do these days. Yahoo is the spamiest mail provider anywhere

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Printing the Future: See a few of UK’s 6.2 million 3D-printed ‘things’

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Yes, but is it art? Photo

I don't know about art, but those dildo's in the cabinet behind made me laugh.

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Apple ban win: Now you can't buy Samsung gear no one was buying

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audio-jack insertion and removal??????

You can patent that?

I'm filing a patent for bum wiping...I will make 7 billions in no time. Andrex, you will bow down to me.

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Oz government knew about PRISM BEFORE Snowden leaks

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Oh my golly gosh

I've just learned that bears defecate in the woods

AND

The the pope, leader of the catholic church is himself a catholic.

Soon you will be telling me that Julian Assange is weird

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Microsoft: Oh PLEASE, HTC. Who says Windows Phone can't go on an Android mobe? – report

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Trollface

Hmmm, I like iOS but I don't like Apple devices

I like Android, but wish it was on a nokia..

Windows on a mobile.....nope

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Oh, shoppin’ HELL: I’m in the supermarket of the DAMNED

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Ahhh the glow of modernity

I remember when you could have a fag on as you pottered around a filth strewn shop. How things have changed. Now we are in the clutches of modernity. But this shouldn't make us complacent, the drones that work there are bad enough. However......the automated tills of which you speak are just windows XP boxes running an ill-fitting touch screen. Although having said this, ED-209 was once a mini cooper....

What I am trying to say, is get used to the robot rebellion..

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BOFH: Welcome to Helldesk, ma'am, may I take your bags?

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When I got this job....

I was asked as part of the bullshit interview questions what I'd spend my cash on.

My reply was cake, although the interviewees also said that wild women, ale and porn is acceptable.

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Doctor Who to land on the BIG SCREEN and in 3D in November

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But....

Is it going to be shown on ISS? Or the secret moon base for that matter......

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Congrats on MP3ing your music... but WHY bother? Time for my ripping yarn

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@ Stevie, Roo and Bongojoe

Fellow audiophiles I salute you!

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Wrong Again Mr Dabbs

The process is simple: want music, get music, put music in magic box, listen. Why mess about with that?

You try getting hold of Radio gnome by gong - oh damn, just googled and it appears quite easy....well it won't have weasel ripped my flesh my Zappa - oh for gods sake, it appears that you can get that too. Seems you can even buy Monolith by Amebix....

So why do I still have my massive LP collection of rare oddities.

Apologies Mr Dabbs.....seems you could be right (let the downvotes begin)

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Barmy Army to get Wi-Fi to the seat for cricket's Ashes

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2 Things I love

Technology and Cricket

El Reg - I salute you, not many sites could combine both

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BOOGIE BALLMER: Steve Dirty Dances at tearful Microsoft leaving do

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They've turned off Balmer

Lets's hope they don't turn him on again

*in honour of the last IT crowd - Ch4 9pm

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Reg readers! You've got 100 MILLION QUID - what would you BLOW it on?

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Like most posters

http://www.firebox.com/product/4893/Project-Utopia

Tank full of sharks, fricken laser head mounts as standard

http://www.firebox.com/product/5440/World-rsquos-Most-Expensive-Vacuum-Cleaner

http://www.firebox.com/product/5435/Hoverwing-Flying-Hovercraft?via=related

http://www.firebox.com/product/4907/Electric-DeLorean-DMCEV?via=related

And a big fridge - any change to be stored as bullion

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MPs slam bumpkin fibre rollout, demand halt to further £250m cash spaff

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Re: @Roland6

I think you will find that it's is God that provides this free community service...

But as the chuch is next to the sub exchange it may also be BT

Obvs ------>

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damn, I am about to defend BT....what has become of me?

I am moving house soon, into the countryside....Lucky me...

And I think it's awesome that they have fibre....I can still stream and chat and all that sort of stuff that modern living has. Safe in the knowledge that the dozen houses and a pub with building restrictions all around me can also enjoy this. Average speed as the exchange is shared by neighbouring villages is around 10MB...but if it becomes congested I can switch to the churches free 2MB wi-fi....

This is all made possible because BT asked some nice farmers if the could dig a small trench...

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Apple Maps directs drivers INTO path of ONCOMING PLANES

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Video Game Generation

This happens all the time on video games. Maybe we have been desensitised to normal road and traffic conditions. Just the other day I found myself jumping over pipes....etc etc

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