* Posts by FunkyEric

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Facebook worth more than Portugal? Hell, it's worth a LOT more than THAT

FunkyEric

Is FB worth anything?

If FB was removed from the internet tomorrow would we be any worse off financially? I wouldn't be, and neither would the vast majority of people. So therefore it is worthless. Which we all knew anyway ;-)

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Is is a Bird? Is it a Plane? NO! LOOK OUT it's an ASTEROID!

FunkyEric

Re: Frikin' lasers

How are you going to get the sharks onto the asteroid?

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‘Whatever happened to Vladimir Putin?’ and other crap New Year prophesies

FunkyEric
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Thanks :-)

For an article containing:

1 Bollocks

1 Dickhead

1 Bastards

2 Fuckings

and a Cunt!

Most excellent and worthy use of expletives

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Microsoft & Paypal link hands, turn round and slap Apple Pay

FunkyEric

Re: Why can't all the players...

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

Oh I do like a good joke on a friday evening.

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Nimble gives Mann severe kicking while he's down

FunkyEric
Mushroom

Re: Just not cricket

Oh, but you've got to admit it would be more than a little entertaining watching them tear strips off each other from the sidelines. Wouldn't it?

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Windows 7 MARKED for DEATH by Microsoft as of NOW

FunkyEric

Re: What's with the numbering, guys?

They missed out windows NEIN!

TFTFY

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Hawking and friends: Artificial Intelligence 'must do what we want it to do'

FunkyEric

if we agree that there are such concepts as "Good AI" and "Bad AI" then there will be someone who decides that making a "Bad AI" is good for them and will do it. Telling them not to will not help, making it illegal will not help, punishing them for doing it will not help. It will happen because there are "Good people" and "Bad people".

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Saudi Arabia to flog man 1,000 times for insulting religion on Facebook

FunkyEric

The problem is that religion is ingrained in our society because our society is founded upon religion. However hard we try it is so deeply entwined in everything we do that even us atheists can't help it. Fucking Hell! There I go again and I don't believe in the place. And religions have been fighting each other for thousands of years because it isn't about religion, it is about tribal warfare. We have always been a tribal species fighting against other tribes for supremacy, religion is just the latest face on this conflict. Can we ever escape from this cycle?

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4K off, Google Fiber: Comcast, Broadcom tout 2Gbps cable

FunkyEric
Trollface

Only problem is you'll hit your monthly data cap after a day ;-)

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Égalité, Fraternité - Oui, peut-etre. Liberté? NON, French speedcam Facebookers told

FunkyEric

My 2c

Clearly we don't speed because it saves time, as it doesn't significantly on most journeys. It's much more likely that we do it because it is fun, for 2 reasons:

1 you are being naughty and breaking the rules.

2 it's just so much more fun pushing your car to the limits (a little) ;-)

So the best way to stop us from speeding would be to make it illegal to sell cars that could exceed the speed limit. But they won't do that. Do we really need cars that will do 100+ mph? Do we want them?

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Sardine fishing in Kerala: Who benefits from mobile phones?

FunkyEric

Re: "Absolute" poverty

No, but we can make sure that the poor people all have 50 inch TVs, playstations and iPhones.

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A Cambridge boffin told me YOU'RE A BIG, FAT LIAR

FunkyEric
Coat

Polygraphs are good enough for Jeremy Kyle!

I'll get my coat, I'm leaving.......

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SpaceX: CATS with FRIKKIN' LASERS to blast off to space station

FunkyEric

Re: Hey, can I marry Elon next?

Looks like he got off lightly doesn't it?

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Reg man confesses: I took my wife out to choose a laptop for Xmas. NOOOO

FunkyEric
Happy

Look, it's quite simple!

Girls like jewelry, boys like tech. Buy her some shiny shiny and she'll love it.

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Norks' internet goes TITSUP in possible DDoS attack

FunkyEric

I was shocked to see

That the americans (allegedly) were removing all NORKS from the internet! I mean what are we meant to do for porn now?

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Google's first stab at control-free ROBOT car rolls off the line

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I for one.....

Welcome our self-driving autonomous-johnny-cab overlords.

Imagine being driven back from the pub / that party intoxicated in the middle of the night without having to wait 2 hours for a taxi or risk being arrested or killing yourself driving home drunk.

Want to go on holiday but it's a 7 hour drive (yes I do this). Set the destination, go to sleep, be driven through the night when the roads are nice and empty arriving there in time for breakfast. Bliss.

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Google Tax part 94: EU's H-dot wavers over copyright levy

FunkyEric

Re: bluff

I wouldn't be so sure about that. Google are quite likely to stick to their guns to avoid setting a precedent that involves them paying for content!

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Uber surge pricing kicks in during Sydney siege

FunkyEric

Ummmm......

Where is the option for "all of the above" in the poll? They all seem equally valid to me :-)

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Hinge: An app that scours Facebook friends for dates banks $12m

FunkyEric

Re: What happened to the website?

Good, so it's not just me that doesn't like the new look......

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Hipsters snap up iPod Classics for $$$s after Apple kills rusty gadget

FunkyEric
Happy

Re: hard drive players...

Wow! You have a stereo cat!

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Govt spaffs £170k to develop the INTERNET OF SHEEP

FunkyEric
Headmaster

The man is clearly madder than a bag of hamster on acid

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Mom and daughter SUE Comcast for 'smuggling' public Wi-Fi hotspot into their home

FunkyEric
Mushroom

I find BTWifi-with-FON annoying

When I get home my phone connects to that rather than my home network giving me a shit service until I remember and manually kick it over to the right network. I have never found it to be useful as it is *always* so pitifully slow to be unusable. What a complete waste of time! Grrrrrr.... Maybe I should sue them for wasting my time! aha!

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Apple lawyers fight to silence dead Steve Jobs: 'No right' to hear him from beyond the grave

FunkyEric
Facepalm

So each iPod user will be entitled to 17c as usual and the lawyers will get fat as usual.

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Orion 'Mars' ship: Cosmic ray guard? Go. Parachutes? Go. Spacerock shield? Go!

FunkyEric

Re: Hold!

Sink 'em!

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Two driverless cars stuffed with passengers are ABOUT TO CRASH - who should take the hit?

FunkyEric

On the other hand

You'll probably have to sign to say you accept full responsibility for the actions of your driverless car when you buy / rent / lease it. Therefore whatever happens will be your fault, even if you had no control over it.

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The Pirate Bay co-founder exits jail, now, er, free to eat vegan food

FunkyEric

Re: But..

I know, shocking isn't it!

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Why Comrade Cameron went all Russell Brand on the UK’s mobile networks

FunkyEric

Re: Not following you

People going overseas already have to pay a disproportionate roaming charge that they are not happy with.

TFTFY

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Boffins who stare at goats: I do believe they’re SHRINKING

FunkyEric

Re: There is a solution to this dillemma!

Or eat them!

MMMMMmmmmmmm goat curry.......

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Down-under record: Australian gets $140k for pussy

FunkyEric
Pirate

Everything has it's price......

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Greedy datagrabs, crap security will KILL the Internet of Thingies

FunkyEric
Alert

I think you're all missing the point here

If you think we have a choice about this. They will create them and there will come a time when any fridge / washing machine / doorbell / catflap etc you buy will need to be connected to the internet to work correctly. Failure to do so will void the warranty and terms of use that you agreed to when you bought / rented it. Enjoy the future it's coming and nothing you can do will stop it.

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Son of Hudl: Tesco flogs new Atom-powered 8.3-inch Android tablet

FunkyEric

Hmmmm

I wonder how many tescos vouchers I have accrued this year? I have the original HUDL (cost me 10 quid plus vouchers and a £20 off electrical items offer) this time last year and use it on the train, but the battery life is dreadful.

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Big racks? Pah. Storage boffins have made a BIONIC BRAIN material

FunkyEric

Re: As a word...

Only if you're not Russian

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Apple blacklists tech journo following explicit BENDY iPhone vid

FunkyEric
FAIL

And in other news..........

The screen on the 6+ breaks if you drop it. Some sorry individual sat next to me the other day had the first broken iPhone 6+ I've seen A lovely spidery-web of cracks coming from the corner it had presumably landed on :-) And he'd gone to the trouble of putting a screen protector on it. Oh how I chuckled quietly to myself :-)

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Canberra drone team dances a samba in Outback Challenge

FunkyEric

No-one drinks that over there, you're more likely to end up with VB.........

equally bad however,

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EE buys 58 Phones 4u stores for £2.5m after picking over carcass

FunkyEric

Re: Decline of the High Street ...

A bit like the pound shop then?

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BAT-GOBBLING urban SPIDER QUEENS swell to ENORMOUS SIZE

FunkyEric
Mushroom

In my house

The only good spider is a dead spider!

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Giving your old Tesco Hudl to Auntie June? READ THIS FIRST

FunkyEric

Can I patent this idea as it's on a mobile platform now?

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Stalwart hatchback gets a plug-in: Volkswagen e-Golf

FunkyEric

Re: Maybe not the whole car....

I *love* my heated windscreen :-) Turning the engine on and watching the ice melt in seconds is always a joy :-)

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YES: Scotland declares independence ... from the dot co dot uk empire

FunkyEric

Can we?

Build a big wall to keep them out if they leave the UK?

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July 14, 2015. Tuesday. No more support for Windows Server 2003. Good luck

FunkyEric

The problem is......

Not whether or not the software will continue to still run perfectly if you don't upgrade your servers to a supported OS, but, in many organisations, whether or not your compliance processes insist that all software is running on a manufacturer supported OS.

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Dead letter office: ancient smallpox sample turns up in old US lab

FunkyEric

Is it just me.....

But why do they need to confirm if it is viable smallpox? Surely the best thing to do with anything that says "Smallpox" on it would be to destroy it straight away!

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Google Glass faces UK cinema ban: Heaven forbid someone films you crying in a rom-com

FunkyEric

I enjoy going to the cinema

Our local cinema has a bargain Tuesday, each Tuesday all films are only £3.75. I take my own bags of sweeties in to munch on but do pay £3.05 for a drink, sneaking one of those in could be a bit awkward (perhaps I should try it) and mostly I have a good evening out for 2 for under a tenner. We have our favourite seats where there aren't any phone wielding twunts infront of us and have seen some excellent films. But I must admit paying full price to see a film does make my eyes water.

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Careful with 'fibre speed record' hype: which record's been broken?

FunkyEric

Re: I'd be more impressed...

If the speed of light through ESNet fibre was 186,001 miles per second

there fixed that for you....

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Botched SAP billing system helps Npower reach No 1 on gripes list

FunkyEric

Ahhhhhhhhh

So that explains why my December bill arrived in February. Looks like I got off lightly!

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Quid-a-day Reg nosh posse chap faces starvation diet

FunkyEric

Re: Bulk buying

Doesn't a full freezer cost less to run than an empty one as you don't have to keep chilling the warm air that gets in when you open it up?

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Silk Road dealer 'SuperTrips' faces 40 years for DVD drug imports

FunkyEric

You know, I think some of the people round here need to to take a serious chill pill and relax......

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Alphadex fires back at British Gas with overcharging allegation

FunkyEric

Re: Well just to balance things out.

True, if rather blindingly obvious. But I use more in winter, so this balances out the cost of my usage over the year more evenly. Cash flow doesn't like large bills. :-)

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Wackadoo DIYers scissor-kick beatboxer

FunkyEric

My favourite new word which will hopefull make it into the list one day

Cuntybollcks.

Usually expressed as a term of anger when something doesn't work out quite right.

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Takeaway order spewer Just Eat plans to raise £100 MEEELLION in IPO

FunkyEric

Re: Unbelievably expensive

You are indeed fortunate to have a local convenience shop which sells better quality pizza within walking distance. I prefer to make sure I have an interesting supermarket one in the freezer which I consider makes a fine base for a damn fine pizza when enhanced with a selection of choice toppings from the fridge :-)

But If I am feeling extreeeeeeemly lazy then delivery is always a option, unusually a disappointing one admittedly.

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WHOA: Get a load of Asteroid DX110 JUST MISSING planet EARTH

FunkyEric
Facepalm

Surely it should be measured in linguini?

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