* Posts by Inventor of the Marmite Laser

309 posts • joined 16 Jun 2011

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Stranded Brussels airport passengers told to check Facebook

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Re: Arrrrrgh! Zuck has bought the rights to Belgium?

OK, looks like we have the founding members of the "I Don't Give a Rats Arse About Faecebook or Twatter" club.

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Blocking mobile adverts just became that little bit easier

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Pint

Re: "toxic wastelands such as Facebook"

Liked that

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Ricoh rolls out electrifyingly exciting RUBBER!

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sparks will fly

with the Dildo Dynamo(tm) and the Arsehole Alternator(tm)

Actually, "Arsehole Alternator" sounds exactly like someone I worked for a while back.

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Starbucks denies mobile app hack, blames careless customers

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You could always use - ahem

Cash

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Self-STOPPING cars are A Good Thing, say motor safety bods

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Never seen a cow with automatic brakes. Dunno how that would work.

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Re: Speed limit reduction

Obviously a graduate from the BOFH school of how to deal with Volvo salesmen

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SOD TABLETS, if you want to get anything done travelling get a ... yes, a LAPTOP

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Oh come on

Seriously, I thought everyone realised tablets were shiny toys for the burbles who liked to feel important and oh so digitized, whilst the rest of us get on doing work. A laptop is just about OK, I suppose, if you are a road warior but for getting real work done nothing, but nothing beats at least 2 decent monitors and either a desktop dock or simply a desktop computer. The only decent use I have ever seen for an iPad is as a glorified remote control for the burbles video conferencing suite. And they can keep that.

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Building the world's biggest telescope array - with machines that don't yet exist

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Lets give the project three cheers

Array!

Array!

Array!

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Facebook serves up shaved, pierced, tattooed 'butterfly' as CAPTCHA

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All that fannying about

Its obviously the work of a Consultant in the Use of New Technology

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Google pulls plug on YouTube for older iPads, iPhones, smart TVs

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Y'know what?

I just found my old library ticket. Been buried in books ever since. Its great. Anyone want an old TV (Without poo tube)?

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Quite happy wth my TAS* TV

*TAS = Thick As Shit

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Ex-cop: Holborn fireball comms outage cover for £200m bling heist gang

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Re: Transatlantic twonk

@ gazthejourno: In some ways that's even worse

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ISIS: You bomb us, we’ll interrupt your TV transmissions

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Pint

Re: Use the lips, trotters and arseholes....

Have a pint o fthe very best on me sir!

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Sony to PlayStation 4 gamer: 'You got hacked, not our fault. Now give us £50'

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You caught a rootkit?

Your fault, not $ony's

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Big Blue to give car insurers IoT peeking powers

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IoT

Like Web 2.0 rhea, but worse.

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Hey, Microsoft, we can call Windows 10 apps anything we like – you're NOT OUR REAL MOM

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What do you call it when a marketing drone is buried up to his neck in sand?

Not enough sand

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UK call centre linked to ‘millions’ of nuisance robo-calls raided by ICO

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Kickstarter project?

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Re: Proper punishment

They don't have 'em

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'If someone in Australia says lick my toad, it's not a euphemism'

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Re: Marmite?

Forget the toad. Lick my Marmite!

That could be a ephemism. It just depends on your stance about being 20 something, gorgeous and with a penchant for filthy old men.

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Top smut site Flashes visitors, leaves behind nasty virus

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Re: "campaign leveraging the recent Adobe Flash zero day vulnerability "

Never claimed it was incorrect or in appropriate. Just pretentious.

Do keep up.

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Re: "campaign leveraging the recent Adobe Flash zero day vulnerability "

Being in the dictionary doesn't make it sound any less pretentious.

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"campaign leveraging the recent Adobe Flash zero day vulnerability "

"leveraging"? Don't you mean "using"

I won't say "pretentious twat"

But I'll think it bloody loudly

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BOT AN ABOMINATION: Mechanical DRONE VAMPIRE spreads wings

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Re: Meh...

Details, schmetails

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Re: Meh...

AND a frikkin' LASER!

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SECRETS of the LOST SCROLLS unlocked by key to HEALTHY BOOBS

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Obligatory Frankie Howerd reference

"SECRETS of the LOST SCROLLS unlocked by BREAST SCAN tech" - Titter ye not!

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Microsoft flings Office apps for Android slabs at world+dog

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"a screen size between 7 and 10.1 inches "

Only because of the bloody ribbon toolbar!

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Alien Earths are out there: Our home is not 'unique'

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Re: The final step

Lunatic idea

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Boffins spy I in your little eye

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Re: CSI?

Yeah, just yell "Enhance!" at it

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Marriott: The TRUTH about personal Wi-Fi hotel jam bid

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Ah, America. Land of the free

And home of the vested interest.

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Re: Dear Marriot

What? Like Google?

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Zuckerberg asks the public to tell him where to go in 2015

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Re: Hate him.

What the hell have Syria or the Ukraine done to you for you to suggest that?

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I was going to say "Shove his head up his arse and sneeze"

But I''ll have to say "bottom" instead.

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NASA preps lobotomy for Opportunity rover to cure amnesia

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Re: Necessary XKCD Reference

If I recall correctly, I believe that was Way Station, a 1963 science fiction novel by Clifford D. Simak, originally published as Here Gather the Stars

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Microsoft says to expect AWESOME things of Windows 10 in January

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I'd just be happy with not user hostile

And the ability to turn off stupid animations

No dumb kindergarten crayon level "friendly" graphics

And NO FUCKING METRO TILES

I could live without changing the default Explorer directory - I assume .lnk is still possible

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The fantastical Francesinha

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Re: Bib?

SNORKEL!

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UK flights CRIPPLED by system outage that shut ALL London airspace

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At least some stuff seems to be arriving/leadving Luton:

http://www.london-luton.co.uk/en/flights/

Interestingly NATS says:

NATS can confirm that a technical problem has been reported at Swanwick air traffic control centre.

UK airspace has not been closed, but airspace capacity has been restricted in order to manage the situation. We apologise for any delays and our incident response team has been mobilised.

Every possible action is being taken to assist in resolving the situation and to confirm the details.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

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Sacre block! French publishers to sue Adblock maker – report

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Re: There are other ways

Yes. post it back. And, as a small token of the esteem in which you hold the sender, enclose some little keepsake. Like a rusty cylinder head. Or the veg peelings.

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Re: How much value to users put on web sites

@ solo. No, it's not "just the snooping habits" that I object to. A large chunk of my ire is directed at the balal ads, the intrusive and downright rude animated ads (no better than little johnny leaping up and down, yelling, to get noticed and, sadly even served up on El Reg, for shame. ). Its the mindless crap from Amazon (you bought a widget. Here's a targetted ad for another one). Its the lying gits saying things like "you have a new message". Its the special offers that are anything but. Its the popup/over/under ads. Its the relentless celebrity drivel inspired ads.

Attention French Ad pushers (and anyone else embarking on an ad campaign). You don't like people's reaction to the crass, the dumb, the stupid and the rude? Stop doing it. It seems to escape some people's realisation that, if you serve up shit, you get treated like you serve shit. Grow up and start acting like you care instead of going for the lowest common demominator. Simples.

All that is aside from the obvious security weakness of a compromised ad server as has, I understand, been recently slightly in the news.

I do, however, agree with your point that "if ad blockers are adapting "Pay for Play", they are breaching our trust and open source ethics". Quite. With control of what AdBlock allows passing out of our hands, it is in danger of becoming itself just as guilty.

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How HAPPY am I on a scale of 1 to 10? Where do I click PISSED OFF?

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Surveys are another form of consultation.

Which I 'll happily provide at consultancy rates. £100 gets answers for up to ten questions. Take it or leave it.

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Feast your eyes: 10 'fortysomething' smart TVs

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Tempting but...

.... You'll have to do a whole lot better, AND the content would have to be inifnitely better than currently available, for me to actually lay down money for a smart tele and switch from my current TAS** TV

**Thick As Shit

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Could YOU identify these 10 cool vintage mobile phones?

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No one mentioned Palm Treo 600/650/680

Lovely phones. Crap cameras though and the 600 was RAM based, not flash so it would forget if the battery went flat.

My old 650 even survived a sojourn into the bilge of a canal boat. Retrieved it, whipped the battery out, washed off the oily water, dumped it into a cupboard in the engineroom in a food container with some rice and left it there for a week. Still worked OK years down the line.

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E-cigarettes fingered as source of NASTY VIRUS

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Shouldn't there be

some kind of filter?

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Social media data is RIDDLED with human behaviour errors, boffins warn

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Faecebook results exclude people who dont give a shit about Faecebook

Similarly Twatter, Lunkheadin, Gullible+ etcetera.

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BOFH: Everyone deserves a little DOWNTIME

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Did anyone notice the small surge of acceleration

As the world shifted ever so slightly on its axis to once again point, with unerring accuracy, at BOFH on a Friday.

There is a God after all.

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Hi-torque tank engines: EXTREME car hacking with The Register

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Car Hacking

Do you "Cacking"

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Bond villains lament as Wicked Lasers withdraw death ray

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You could also try one of these:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/STV-STV414-Jet-Spray-Repeller/dp/B003TLA4FS

Son-in-law deployed one a while ago and has had much enjoyment hearing, every so often, members of the local feline population climbing, at full speed, the six foot fence out of his garden.

Personally I had immense satisfaction form one local moggie that was climbing up a trellis at the end of the garden, intent on a bird box. Being upstairs and not having anything handy to throw at it limited my options. All I could do was open the window and hiss as loudly as possible (something about the sonics they don't like).

The effect on the Moggie was salutary. It did a full all-4-paws-off start, fell down from the trellis and into the flower bed, where it then made a bolt through the foliage to the only bit of daylight it could see. Unfortunately it was so preoccupied with getting traction it completely overlooked the fact that the gap led straight into the pond.

You know, its amazing how much skinnier a cat looks when it's had a good dunking.

It seemed to loose a lot of enthusiasm for our garden for quite a while after that.

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All ABOARD! Furious Facebook bus drivers join Teamsters union

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This

driving Facebookers to work before clocking off for a six-hour unpaid break.

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Robot deputy blasts possibly explosive Mexican beans with CANNON in 'controlled explosion'

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'controlled explosion' my arse!

Lets see how 'controlled' it is. Try stopping one half way through.

You don't get a 'BA' without a 'NG'

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DODGY THRUSTER won't stop PHILAE hurtling toward COMET SHOWDOWN

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Ohhhhhh!

The anttiiiiiccccciiiiiiiiiippppppaaaaaaatttttttiiiiiiiiiiiiiooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnn

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Re: The thruster

Don't keep harpoon on about it until we know for sure

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