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* Posts by BernieC

21 posts • joined 28 Jun 2011

Apple's skinny new iMac line: Farewell, optical drives

BernieC

Re: Incredible...

Yep, 2000 or so of them.

Won't be buying a Mac any time soon.

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Ubisoft assassinates Uplay flaw, denies DRM rootkit

BernieC
Facepalm

Whatever.

This is precisely why I haven't bought any Ubisoft games for years. They don't deserve customers the way they constantly pull these ridiculous stunts.

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Windows Metro Maoist cadres reach desktop, pound it flat

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Re: Metro was designed by experts

Crap, you had me there. I down voted and then realised I was an idiot. Well played sir, well played.

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Microsoft shuttering Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace

BernieC
Trollface

Classic

Hmm, running an HD2 with absolutely no issues. Tried an HTC Mozart with phone 7 and decided it was a steaming pile of ass.

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Alcohol DOUBLES LIFESPAN, helps resist stress

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At last

I've been telling people this for years to general ridicule but I knew I was right and secure in that knowledge I'm now off down the pub to try some more life saving nectar. It's great being right for a change.

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Nuke support in UK hits record high

BernieC

Thanks

Bugger, I knew there had to be some sort of issue for the development to be so stilted. Oh well, back to the atom it is although having lived and also having family in Cumbria I can definitely say they need to be a lot more cautious about leaks here and there.

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BernieC
Childcatcher

Wave power

Not a mention of wave power and I don't know too much about it myself so I can't be specific. Unlike biomass and wind power though, it seems from this layman's perspective that it's pretty reliable and doesn't apparently cost an arm, a leg and your firstborn. You know, the tide comes in and then lo and behold it goes out again only to return later.

Surely that's a good thing and could be harnessed quite successfully.

There are also rivers for small water turbine power that's more or less free. The water flows one way mostly unless physics is completely messed up so that seems like a local alternative to take some of the strain. I do know that the greenies stated that we couldn't possibly have small local water based power because that would be a blight on the landscape.

I could be talking through my nether regions about the above so I'm quite happy to be educated in the finer aspects by those in the know.

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UK student faces extradition to US after piracy case ruling

BernieC

Hmm

Does America today remind anyone of Germany 1938? Just askin'

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Hubble shows images from record-breaking 13.1 billion light-years

BernieC

Wow

It's always a total gob smacker when one is reappraised of the sheer size of the universe. 13.1 billion light years, bloody hell.

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LOHAN fires up sizzling thruster

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Memories

Looks like a sophisticated version of the old Jetex engines I used you use as a kid for model aircraft. Cool stuff.

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Windows 8 fondleslabs: Microsoft tip-toes through PC-makers' disaster

BernieC

Hmmm

What worries me is, are we old fashioned mouse and keyboard desktop users going to be force fed the Metro type interface which I don't think looks too good on a full sized 24" monitor?

In fact I didn't like it on the HTC Mozart mobile so I dumped it but that's another story.

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How Apple beat IBM in Steve Jobs' first retail war

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Excellent

Really great article from an era I remember very fondly. Shows how slow IBM were to understand the retail market against the corporate one.

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Fragged, fragged and thrice fragged! 20 years of id Software’s Doom

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Brilliant

This ranks as one of my favourite comments ever.

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Natwest net and phone banking goes titsup

BernieC
Holmes

Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories are cool and all but I'm wondering who in the systems side of things decided it was a good idea to gloss over the testing of that new patch that would make life oh so much better and easier.

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Steve Jobs named most influential game guy – ever

BernieC
WTF?

So...

When is the Pope going to make Steve a bona fida saint?

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UK cops must justify using new mobile interception tech

BernieC
Holmes

Oooh

I bet that bt of kit will never be used without going through the proper channels Guvn'r.

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El Reg in SHOCK email address BLUNDER

BernieC
Facepalm

Oh man.

This one will will live in the annals of internet history for a good while. Just how many red faces and face palm gestures were happoening at vulture central I can only imagine.

This will definitely keep me grinning for a day or two.

Now to keep my eyes open for the practical joke from one wise assed Register reader with a Penchant for evil fun.

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Win 8 haters are just scared of change, say MS bosses

BernieC
FAIL

Facepalm

I don't want to sound pedantic and I don't usually resort to swearing but, If they're going to ignore the feedback, why the fuck ask in the first place?

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Windows 8 ribbon entangles Microsoft

BernieC
Facepalm

Not again

I really cannot add anything to the discussion because all the things I loath about the ribbon interface have already been said and in a much more erudite fashion.

I would just like to say that this means I'll probably have to stick with Windows 7 for the same amount of time I had to stick with Windows XP while Microsoft battles with the misfortunes of foisting yet another OS disaster on the public.

Will they ever learn?

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It's official: Journos are dumb as a bag of IE users

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Happy

The Angry Ones

I feel the funniest aspect was the angry IE users that were preparing to sue. I wonder if they feel dumb as a bag of spanners.

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FEAR 3

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FAIL

Yep

Have to agree with the first comment. The game sucks big time. They have made the characters look like second rate B-movie movie horror parodies and any sense of subtlety in the story, in fact any kind of story at all has flown out the window. The real downer, I paid 30 quid for it.

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