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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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Retiring greybeards force firms to retrain Java, .NET bods as mainframe sysadmins

FunkyEric

It's all risk based

Once the risk of the current system failing catastrophic exceeds the risk of catastrophically breaking things by migrating it, then and only then will they do anything about it.

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Steelie Neelie 'shocked' that EU tourists turn mobes off when abroad

FunkyEric
Pirate

Thieving bastards

Vodafone "allow" me to use my UK calls and data in the EU for a mere £3 a day. How generous of them. They tried to persuade me to add an extra 500MB of data to my package, but then told me I wouldn't be able to use that abroad. I mean WTF? How the hell can they try that kind of a stunt? What on earth can be their justification for differentiating between sections of my data allowance? Data is data for christs sake. So I told them to stuff their offer. I rarely use more than my original data allowance as I use Wi-Fi most of the time, so what was the point? I only needed it when I went to France. Looking forwards to the removal of roaming charges completely.

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My smelly Valentine: Europe's perfumers wake to V-Day nightmare

FunkyEric

I'm not allergic to them, but think they're pointless. Lets ban so called "air-fresheners" nasty chemicals to conceal other chemicals.......

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BOFH: Attractive person is attractive. Um, why are your eyes bulging?

FunkyEric
Happy

My ex-wifes crazy

And it only takes 1 simple 2 letter word to awaken it.

"no"

I take great joy in using this now I no longer have to live with the useless lazy fat bitch

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Boffin dreams up smart battery gizmo for Raspberry Pi fiddlers

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Happy

Re: If a battery fails when there is no-one to see it ...

I must have changed the battery in my copy of Pulse about 4 times now.....

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Apple: That 'white screen of death' nightmare? We'll fix it... AT SOME POINT

FunkyEric

Clearly the problem is that they are holding them wrong.

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Fine! We'll keep updating WinXP's malware sniffer after April, says Microsoft

FunkyEric

Re: Maybe MS could try a new marketing approach ...

I'm not.

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EE and Voda subscribers to get 2G and 3G INSIDE the Channel Tunnel

FunkyEric

This is very weird

'cos I was using my 3G connecton on my phone in the Eurotunnel trains last year. Thought it was kinda odd that I had a 3G signal under the sea but wasn't complaining. Roaming charges? 3 quid a day to use my UK allowances whilst I'm abroad. A no brainer really. Much cheaper than having a permanent phone line in my house out there although the bandwidth is a little less.

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I've seen the future of car radio - and DAB isn't in it

FunkyEric

Use a cable to connect your samrtphone?

Errr whatever happened to Bluetooth?

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Bill Gates is once again the richest man on Earth

FunkyEric

Re: The rich get richer ...

Can I have yours then?

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Earth cops first asteroid impact of 2014

FunkyEric

Hey, at least it shows they are looking out there doesn't it? Surely it's better to hear that they spotted something small and insignificant, rather than hearing we're all about to die.

No pleasing some people is there?

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Merry Christmas? Not for app devs: That gold rush is officially OVER

FunkyEric

Or you could argue that it's not the model which is broken (as it is the one that appears to allow some people to make some money) but the customers expectations that are broken. We've been brought up with a "free" internet so we expect free stuff from it. So what if you have to put up with a few ads or be a little patient in you gameplay.

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Snowden leak journo leaks next leak: NSA, GCHQ dying to snoop on your gadgets mid-flight

FunkyEric

Sting has always creeped me out a bit.

There, fixed that for you :-)

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Cut through the winter chill with these Rupert Murdoch tweeting cards

FunkyEric

Clearly this enterprising person has taken a leaf out of Murdoch's book when it comes to pricing too.

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Speeding cops, fearsome drops and Death Star shops

FunkyEric

Re: Developers take note!

Clearly they do, otherwise they would be pricing them at the lower level. If people didn't buy them at the stoopidly high prices then they wouldn't price them that high. Since they do price them that high then I can only assume that there are punters out there with more money than sense who will pay for the stuff.

I don't.

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Chinese gamer plays on while BMW burns to the ground

FunkyEric

No-one has provided the most important piece of information yet....

What game was he playing?

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Brit inventors' GRAVITY POWERED LIGHT ships out after just 1 year

FunkyEric

And there was I wondering what a "Gravity powered light ship" was.........

Sounded really cool, too!

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Chinese cops cuff Hong Kong Bitcoin scammers

FunkyEric
Holmes

we all know

That the safest place to keep Bitcoins is in landfill

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Amazon wants in on single-credit-card biz

FunkyEric

Re: Prior art

Surely a "card" is a "device"?

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Chester Cathedral smites net in Wi-Fi SMUT OUTRAGE

FunkyEric
Happy

Re: Shocker

No, it's OK. You can always fill your phone and/or laptop with porn before you leave home. Then you can watch it wherever you like without having to rely on the generosity of free wi-fi to facilitate such activities.

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DON'T PANIC: No FM Death Date next month, minister confirms

FunkyEric

DAB

is shit

there fixed that for you

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WATCH LIVE: Comet ISON DESTROYED by Sun, NASA brains fear

FunkyEric
FAIL

The maximum number of users has been reached for this stream

The post is required, and must contain letters.

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Why BURN Facebook after reading when you can 'save it for later'?

FunkyEric

Re: Missed the Mark

I wouldn't so much put it as "coasting" as this implies a lack of desire to do anything. They have just become so big that doing *anything* involves too much "process" and as such takes wayyyyyyyy too long. If it ever happens. The joy of being a big company without a charismatic dictator as a leader.

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'You're BEAUTIFUL when you're angry' 'You SEXIST PIG!' Xbox One's fresh brouhaha

FunkyEric

Well my woman can knit and plays computer games, although she doesn't like the FPS type as they make her feel sick :-0 There's nothing quite like a session of shouting at each other for doing stupid things and dying to make for as happy homelife. :-)

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Romance is dead: Part-time model slings $1.5bn SUEBALL at Match.com

FunkyEric
Holmes

She sounds like a bitch from hell. Steer well clear!

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John McAfee punted from Portland party pad

FunkyEric

I also

Wish my rent was only $1200!

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BBC's 3D blunder BLASTED OUR BRAINS – Doctor Who fans

FunkyEric

Well thanks El Reg, this was the first time I'd heard it was available in 3D. I had seen the beeb plugging it endlessly, but no mention of 3Dability. I shall look forward to watching that when I get home on my 3D TV :-) (missed it at the weekend first time round due to freezing my ass of in a foreign country and being at a friends for dinner when it was on)

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Vint Cerf: 'Privacy may be an ANOMALY, now over'. And it's no secret I think that

FunkyEric

Slaps forehead with palm.....

"Our social behavior is quite damaging to privacy. Technology has outraced our social intellect,"

I guess that's what usually happens when you give powerful computers to everyone.......

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PlayStation 4 BLUE LIGHT OF DEATH blamed on power cords, TV sets, butterflies in China

FunkyEric

Re: lol...

Bulls**t, if someone tried to tell me my TV wasn't compatible, I would politely suggest that perhaps it was their device which wasn't compatible with my TV and that they can fix it and return it forthwith. Everything else works nicely with it, they need to get their house in order.

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While the BBC drools over Twitter, look what UK's up to: Hospital superbug breakthrough

FunkyEric
Happy

I still think of Twitter users

As twats

Now I can add Twitter investors into that category......

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Google preps Chrome password-blab bug fix

FunkyEric

Re: Long overdue

Then they only have themselves to blame if they let some miscreant loose on their computer

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Google's new Glass: Now with audio connection INSIDE the SKULL

FunkyEric

Does anybody on this site actually have a pair of them?

Or are *all* the comments completely unfounded rubbish?

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We'll build Elon Musk's Hyperloop ... if you lob us ONE-MEELLION dollars

FunkyEric
Coat

It all sounds

Completely loopy to me.

Sorry i'll just get my coat.....

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Digital radio may replace FM altogether - even though nobody wants it

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In a meeting with a woman? For pity's sake DON'T READ THIS

FunkyEric
Thumb Up

Meetings.........

The practical alternative to work.....

:-)

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Lone sysadmin fingered for $462 MEEELLION Wall Street CRASH

FunkyEric
Unhappy

HIndsight

Is, as always, a wonderful thing. My boss recently sent round a document describing how complex systems are usually running very close to the point of failure by their very nature. And how what looks like an obvious reason for failure after the fact is not usually so obvious beforehand.

Just glad it wasn't me though that did this one, would not look good on my CV....

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Digital 'activists' scramble to build Silk Road 2.0, but drug kingpins are spooked

FunkyEric
Black Helicopters

Re: TOR

At least that's what they say they did......

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DEATH WATCH counts down seconds to wearer's demise

FunkyEric
Angel

What? You mean it doesn't come with a lifetime guarantee?

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Steve Jobs AIRBRUSHED from history by APPLE months before his death

FunkyEric
Mushroom

Jeeez

It's only a fucking door for christs sake. Think I'll go off and patent the tree or something equally stupid.

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DEAD STEVE JOBS kills Apple bounce patent from BEYOND THE GRAVE

FunkyEric
FAIL

Re: Regardless of the merits of the Apple patent

I think the idea here in Europe is that you file the patent before you tell everyone how great it is. hardly difficult for a trivial patent such as this, surely?

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Chaos Computer Club: iPhone 5S finger-sniffer COMPROMISED

FunkyEric

Re: Perspective please

African or European?

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Chap unrolls 'USB condom' to protect against viruses

FunkyEric

Or another plan

My desk phone has a USB port on it, which charges my S4 quite happily as I sit here "working". Poor unfortunate iPhone users tried it and found that their phones wouldn't talk nicely :-) I just like it that my phone charges my phone :-)

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Gambling addict IT boss gets 7 years' porridge for £19m swindle

FunkyEric
Coat

Re: I agree...

I guess it depends on how much stuff his department bought normally. This level of spending could have just been small-fry compared to the departmental budget.

Mines the one with the dodgy invoices in the pocket.

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Snowden journalist's partner gave Brit spooks passwords to seized files

FunkyEric

Simples

Get someone else to encrypt the data and not tell you the password until you are safely at your destination. They can't get you to give them something that you don't have. Carrying a signed affidavit confirming that you do not know the password might help. But they'd probably put you in jail anyway.

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How much will Apple cough for ebook conspiracy? Trial starts May 2014

FunkyEric
Thumb Up

Re: "Punitive"

Bring on the hubris! Should provide plenty of fanbois troll-bait :-)

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Microsoft: That $900m Surface write-down is smarting

FunkyEric
Happy

Excellent

Now there will be even more people failing to sell them!

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