* Posts by earl grey

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Another chance to win a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive

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I don't care how many G's that drive can handle

Hit me with your best shot!

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BOFH: An architect and his own entirely avoidable downfall

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nicely played

And a beer for pleasure and enjoyment and a good start for the weekend.

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Swiss watch: Cuckoo-clock cops threaten Win 10 whup-ass can pop

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Re: Dearest Reg,

You are, perhaps incorrectly, assuming that they CAN read and HAVE read the article (as opposed to merely looking at the cow and milking it for comments).

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Watch out Sonos! Here's the second coming of Yamaha MusicCast

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NS1000's all the way

Now, get off my lawn!

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Conference Wi-Fi biz fined $750k for jamming personal hotspots

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Now, to properly finish the job.

Kick them in the nuts a few times.

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Mozilla testing very private browsing mode

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there are more rats in the woodpile

and one of them is computing how much estimated loss web-sites have from ad-blockers and is telling them that THEY will be able to deliver ads and get around the ad-blockers. Seriously, these wankers are in for a rude awakening.

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Government embarks on futile mission to censor teen music vid viewing

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Yeah, girl drummer!

Wait, what were you going on about?

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Spain triumphs! Fascist anthem hails Spanish badminton champ

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well the good part

Is that the lady won the competition and comported herself well. Congrats to all!

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You CAN'T jail online pirates for 10 years, legal eagles tell UK govt

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whattya gonna do when they come for you

Seriously, once they have half the population in chokey for copyright infringement, who's going to be left to vote for the numpties who recommend this? Don't forget, you'll have to keep the kiddies in their own little gaol and not in with the adults.

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Would YOU make 400 people homeless for an extra $16m? Decision time in Silicon Valley

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Re: TAKE THE MONEY

Anyone who thinks working at McDonald's is a career needs to re-think what they're doing with their life. The only position there that even MIGHT be a career, would be store manager. The rest are (and rightly so), low-paid "starter" jobs that most normal people will work up and out of before they finish school.

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Re: Best use of funds

Is it just me or can someone tell me why everyone ignores the "it has a good school system" part of this. You're NOT going to get a good school system "just down the road", or "over in the next country". Good school systems are why people MOVE TO places and away from other other places.

Maybe you don't have that on the other side of the pond and all your schools are a delight to the eye and brain; but somehow, i doubt it.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Spanish summer soother salmorejo

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have another one

A beer for you and your mate!

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How many pre-loaded Win 10 PCs did disties have 7 days after release?

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I still want to see the enterprise edition

And see how they've cleaned off all the snoopery. No big business I know will tolerate all that nonsense so they're going to have to fix that and the cram it up your bum fixes.

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Typewriters suck. Yet we're infinitely richer for those irritating machines

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Re: Does it also simulate

Must be the day for memories. I was the only boy in a typewriting class (other than the instructor), but we were too busy for anything other than the clackity-clack of the various manual typewriters we used. No electrics back then.

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Re: Ah, spirit copiers.

OMG, I used to run a Gestetner in a former life. What a grand machine. Piles of masters and our machine was a gem compared to the beat piece of shite in another office. Once set up and going I would crank it up to full speed for the rest of the run. That was a good experience and have a beer for the reminder.

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Re: The good old days are gone, thank you!

And shame on you for not sequencing your cards. Lesson learned.

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It's 2015, and someone can pwn Windows PCs by inserting a USB stick

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Re: I suggest

I am not a number. i'm a free man!

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Brassiere belays boob-bound bullet, begetting bruised breastbone

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Ah, the redoubtable Ms. Bee

Sorely missed and hopefully doing well in all aspects. In her honor:

ODFO

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Get thee behind me, Satanic mills! Robert Owen's Scottish legacy

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Great article

And many thanks for writing about this. Not sure if i will ever be able to get there to visit, but did, many years ago, visit a working cotton mill in Tennessee. I know from first hand viewing how brown-lung happens, and the weaving of cotton material and the making of "prints" happens. It's all very interesting and now long gone and i doubt current generations will get that education. This beer's for you.

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Aussie bloaters gorging on junk food 'each and every day'

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She helps with my joint

'nuf said.

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Susan Sheridan, voice of Hitchhiker's Trillian, dies aged 68

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Condolences

We are saddened.

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Boffinry breakthrough: Bullied bumble bot bolts brutal brat beatdowns

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I wonder

How would GORT handle this? I would pay good money to see that.

Icon is the closest i can get to the little beggars going up in flames.

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Death to DRM, we'll kill it in a decade, chants EFF

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can't happer soon enough

that is all

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Another death in Apple's 'Mordor' – its Foxconn Chinese assembly plant

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"jumped"

Ah, yes. Another jumper. show of hands for who believes that?

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HAM IN SPAAAAAACE! ISS astronaut contacted by Gloucestershire bloke in garden shed

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He's out in the shed

Well, at least he's not out back of the shed...

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Windows 10: Buy cheap, buy twice, right? Buy FREE ... buy FOREVER

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Software as a service

I will repeat what my father used to tell me.

Service is what a bull gives a cow.

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Re: Drinking the Win10 Koolaid

I just took ownership of their POS program, renamed it, and never see it again....didn't have to uninstall anything...

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Upvote for the Crimson ref

+1, not allowed to give you more

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Buffoon in 999 call: 'Cat ate my bacon and I want to press charges'

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penchant for sausages

picture not required

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Damn you

Now i have that muppet show music running around in my head...

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HP insists 'we don't have a global dress code' – while deleting one from its website

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Re: Friday

more like they're sticking to their chair.

getting my coat; leaving now so's i don't flash anyone.

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How much of ONE YEAR's Californian energy use would WIPE OUT the DROUGHT?

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you're missing the obvious

The california coast is filled with spoilt weiners who are capital NIMBY-ists. They don't want anything to mess up their view, block their sun (they have laws and lawsuits about this), or ruffle their feathers. Power - wind, solar, wave. Yes, it costs some to put it in place, but easily doable when they're talking about mega-dollars of wastage on a theoretically high-speed rail (which will NEVER run high speed, nor carry enough passengers to pay its way). The state is way too bogged down in too much law to too little good effect. Unfortunately their stupidity is then rapidly passed on to other states in the form of idiotic restrictions in much the same way Texas' ability to order a million textbooks allows them to slant history and science teaching and deform small minds. Just nuke them from orbit.

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UK.gov wants to stop teenagers looking at tits online. No, really

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Re: North Korea

If you're rubbing it, you're probably already watching the porn.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Southern biscuits and gravy

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SWMBO is from the south

Well, further south than yours truly. She likes biscuits and gravy and i've had it a number of times. Biscuits (if not hard and bricklike) should be split, laid on their backs, and then splooge your white-ish

gravy over them. Yeah, sounds like food pron.

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Bundestag won't reveal web block list on 'national security' grounds

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unwelcome pop-ups

indeed.

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Google Californian warehouse workers file to form union

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Re: The bearded folks were always right!

And here I thought it was an upraised middle finger with the back of the hand pointed our way.

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LinkedIn users rebel after personal data siphon crimped

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missed headline opportunity

Seriously, it was a "gimme"...

LinkedIn Users Revolting

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Hole in (Number) Two: MYSTERY golf-course pooper strikes again

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Re: ... discovered gleaming turds

windows 10?

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Now car hackers can bust in through your motor's DAB RADIO

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yes, yes, but....

If you don't let your underpowered measly little engine talk to the radio and broadcast those nice rumbly sounds as if you've got a real motor under your bonnet... it just HAS to talk to the radio; even when it's turned off...yeah, that's the ticket.

Oh, and some of the new vehicles that will stop for anything in front of them...they're already all set up to assist carjackers and kidnappers... just walk in front...car stops. simples..

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Unisys halts and catches fire: Mainframe builder dives into the red

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Dress code

Does that mean I'm not permitted to wear my Mapper tie?

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Microsoft attaches Xbox stream bait to Windows 10 hook

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Dear Microsoft,

ODFO

That is all.

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FEMALE BLOOD-SUCKERS zero in on human prey by smelling our BREATH

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I didn't get past the picture

What was this all about?

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Time for a brutal TELLY-OFF: Android TV versus Firefox OS

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good question about the APPS

Can they be uninstalled?

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Dotcom's file-sharing hive Mega 'sues for copyright infringement'

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Get in ma belly!

ok, leaving now in my oversized overcoat

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Foxconn to hire a million Indian staff in major base shift

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Re: installing suicide nets

Well, if they were actually suicides... but i've never seen evidence to prove that.

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'Ugly Reddit commentards made me doubt humanity'

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I am not a troll

No, really

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Chopstick-collapsing Spam musubi

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You're lucky

At least it's not the old style tin that required a small key (usually attached to the bottom of the tin) with which you peeled off a slim ribbon of steel and usually a piece of your own flesh if not careful.

Once popular with coffee, sardines (longer key) and similar products... yeah, i'm old.

Lass looks to be wearing yellow bug repellant bracelet...??

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Google makes new hires ONE pay offer. 'Negotiation'? What's that?

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they can't afford me anyway

So no sense asking...

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What do you MEAN, 'Click on the thing which looks like a Mondrian?'

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that last little blob

Looks like an upper case E which has fallen over on its face. Just sayin'

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Nissan Juke Nismo RS: Family hot-hatch SUV that looks a bit like Darth Vader's hat

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Re: What about the increasingly vertical frontal aspect

The vehicle manufacturers have been forced by government regulators to make their sprog with the increased vertical you whinge about in order to REDUCE pedestrian injuries (so that idiot wankers playing with their iToys are not rolling up the front of the vehicle and bouncing over the top). Bikers are just an added bonus.

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