* Posts by ashdav

47 posts • joined 1 Dec 2011

Dark matter-hunting boffins spot EXCITING signal in X-ray spectrum

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Re: Old, debunked.

@Bahboh

Links please (or it did not happen)

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Re: Fucking shit

Quick, Modern, Fresher.

Hmm... So that will be..

Quick - flatter (no graphics to render)

Modern - (following the sheep)

Fresher - (it looks like a fucking phone)

Also looks like a wall of text. Why do you need consultants to to tell you this is WRONG?

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

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FAIL

Worst thing they did. I can't find any decent MP3 players with more than 64 Gb

REALLY?

You need more than 64GB of music?

You Sir, are a wanker.

(Post with a real name in future)

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Another lick of Lollipop: Google updates latest Android to 5.0.1

ashdav

A General Rant

I can't create my own subject on El Reg but this thread seems symptomatic of a general trend.

I shall rant on...

There is a movement to change things just to be seen to be changing things...

Windows 8 ?

It makes your computer look like a phone.

How many websites have you come across that have gone for the flat/big icon look that are ridiculous to use on a desktop? (everything seems to have gone turquoise).

iPhones have have gone down this route as well.

I think this is a misguided trend to appeal to "the kids/yoof" who have not seen anything different.

Given that the largest demographic is probably over 40 years old and they have more disposable income than anyone else I fail to see the point.

It all leads to alienation and WTF!

Rant over. Feel free to disagree.

(I may link back to this post in future threads if it gets any upvotes)

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ashdav
Pint

@ Peter Johnston 1

Quote "Somebody is lying here"

It's you. I've read through your previous posts and you are a Google shill.

I also claim my £5.

The beer is for me. NOT YOU.

Please go away.

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RIP Microsoft Clip Art – now you can fill your slides with web cat pics

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Joke

Re: Showing stuff like this

Works on my Samsung S2 (Cyanogen Mod).

You obviously have a Windows phone.

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Feds dig up law from 1789 to demand Apple, Google decrypt smartphones, slabs

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Re: "George, did you chop down that cherry tree?"

"Land of the free"

My a**e. (Anglo Saxon spelling)

Upvote to the AC OP

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Oh BOY! The MICKEY MOUSE Apple Watch is no heart-throb

ashdav

Re: Hamill time

Fried mahogany of course (as any fule kno)

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Joke

Re: Hamill time

Well my mahogany frying pan works just fine.

As does my toaster...... Wibble

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

ashdav

Quick way to wear out the diff.

The pinion will be driving the crown wheel in the wrong direction.

This is why most cars whine in reverse.

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Mozilla remembers 2013. Y'know, back when it still gobbled at the Google money-trough

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Pint

Re: I'm wondering ...

Totally agree.

The guy at Palemoon does it for free and makes a better job of it.

Gave you an upvote.

Have a beer. (No cat icons available)

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ashdav

Remember the old Firefox you used to love?

It's still there

http://www.palemoon.org/

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Sailfish OS tablet is GO: Fans stuff cash into Jolla's cap in hand

ashdav

Re: nice software, shame about the hardware

Would you care to repost after you've come down from the high of your choice as I have NO idea what your point is

"ambience (a colour my mood on my phone feature) is probably best left to those who have "had their colours done"

"my much replaced Nokia 5800 only recently abandoned"

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You really need to do some tech support for Aunty Agnes

ashdav

Re: Bloody rubbish

McAfee ?

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Knock Knock tool makes a joke of Mac AV

ashdav

Re: Define the definition of is.

@ Keven E.

Please learn to spell and use punctuation correctly.

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Pay a tax on every gigabyte you download? Haha, that's too funny. But not to Hungarians

ashdav

Re: Not such a bad idea

That puts the kibosh on your cloud storage then. PFFT!

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YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results

ashdav

Note to everyone

Don't use Google!

(other search engines are available eg. Ixquick,Duckduckgo)

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ashdav
Facepalm

Duh!

Once you've found a site,bookmark it.

But you all knew this anyway, didn't you?

Google are just going through the motions to be seen to be doing something (again).

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Whisper tracks its users. So we tracked down its LA office. This is what happened next

ashdav

Re: Phone Apps

Aah the old Nokia 6310i.

I've got 2 of those and they're both goosed because the battery failed.

(the small backup one that you can't get that's on the PCB not the main battery)

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Origins of SEXUAL INTERCOURSE fished out of SCOTTISH LAKE

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Joke

"Long made the discovery in 2013, after examining a single fossil bone"

I think you could infer anything from one fossil bone.

Look out, flying Unicorns!

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Arab States make play for greater government control of the internet

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"only governments should steer how the web is run"

They can go to Hell.

(other choices of eternal damnation are available)

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Trolls have DARK TETRAD of personality defects, say trickcyclists

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Re: Trolling for suckers

After only 25 posts I ain't Spartacus wins the Godwin prize.

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Atlas snubbed! Ad blocker says it can kill Facebook's stalker tech

ashdav

Faecebook as is so often referred to on El Reg as "the free adserving social network" and rightly so.

It will die soon and become the realm of the underclass.

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Ordnance Survey intern plonks houses, trees, rivers and roads on GB Minecraft map

ashdav

The first thing Microsoft will do is replace the bricks with tiles.

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Hate Facebook? Hate it enough to spend $9k fleeing it? Web 'country club' built for the rich

ashdav

Give James Touchi-Peters his due.(Is that a real name?).

He's just trying to make a few quid.

If he rips off the gullible/narcissistic rich rather than the plebs who cares?

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Bloat-free, unlocked Moto X to be dubbed 'Pure Edition', says report

ashdav

Cyanogen Mod + Link2SD

Sideload any apps you want via apk and uninstall everything Google.

Works fine for me and the battery lasts 3 times as long.

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Google flushes out users of old browsers by serving up CLUNKY, AGED version of search

ashdav

Why Google?

Use another search engine/home page etc. FFS

It's not hard.

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Wannabe Startup CEOs Hate This Guy: Potato Salad man and the $60k

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Some might suggest it is the internet generally that is the hang out of fools

Yes but are you just looking or participating?

Gave you an upvote anyway

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Kickstarter has now joined Farcebook and Twatter as the hangout of fools.

Kudos to Mr Brown though for having a laugh.

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Google hit by class action lawsuit over claimed AdSense fraud

ashdav

Google? Pfft!

Samsung Galaxy S2

Cyanogen Mod (KItkat)

Opera (with Adblock)

IxQuick search

Apps installed via APK (no Play Store)

Totally Google free and the battery life is tripled between recharges.

Similar on the PC.

Who needs Google. (I know IxQuick scrape them but...)

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Chap rebuilds BBC Micro in JavaScript

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Coat

Re: Good on him...

Hmm. I always thought the mice were in control. But there you go

(Ref H2G2)

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Comcast exec says wired broadband customers should pay-as-they-go

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WTF?

Corporate Speak

"variablized "

Do not trust anyone who makes up words.

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Report: Climate change has already hit USA - and time is RUNNING OUT

ashdav

Re: Marvin would love this news

It's not "Global Warming/Climate Change" that's the issue.

Or " running out of resources"

It's "Global Population is out of control.".

Through the well meaning advances of medicine the Darwinian concept of the survival of the fittest has been negated.

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Firefox, is that you? Version 29 looks rather like a certain shiny rival

ashdav

Re: Navigation buttons locked to address bar

There is an excellent fork of Firefox called Palemoon.

The developer has categorically stated that he will NEVER implement Australis.

Works well for me. Even has a migration tool to import your Firefox profile.

http://www.palemoon.org/

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Bankrupt Bitcoin bunker blender begins: MtGox admin starts liquefaction

ashdav

Re: @psychonaut

No, I got it too and upvoted.

(Where's the Keyser Söze icon when you need it)

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Google to open up Glass program to anyone with $1,500 to spare

ashdav

Google Glass Mk2, a socket in your neck.

Do you want the blue one or the red one?

What is this for?

(If you down vote this then you've already drunk the Koolade and you don't know where it's going).

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You TWITS! Facebook exec erects billboards shaming texting drivers

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If you are driving your car then that is all you should be doing.

If you, are farcing or twatting your "friends" then pull over and do it to your hearts content.

This "SOCIAL NETWORKS" rubbish will end soon anyway when the plebs realise that everything they FACE or TWEET will come back to them.

It's already started, do a search using your favourite engine.......

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MtGox MELTDOWN: Quits Bitcoin Foundation board, deletes Twitter

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Dutch tulips

South Sea Bubble

DotCom

Bitcoin et al

Farcebook (it will come)

Beginning to get the picture?

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Apple's iTunes 'n' App Store rakes in half the mazuma of Google's ENTIRE core business

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Devil

Duh!

It's the internet.

And you pay for it?

(expecting downvotes from the holier than thou crowd)

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Is Google building SKYNET? Ad kingpin buys AI firm DeepMind

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Fourth Law Of Robotics

Don't do evil....

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Guinness gives games geek world record for 10,607 piece collection

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Trollface

Re: emulators?

I totally agree, they should be preserved for posterity in what ever format is current.

But then, I have a woman and it all becomes irrelevant.

Open your front door. There are people out there ....

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GIMP flees SourceForge over dodgy ads and installer

ashdav

Paint.Net download here http://www.dotpdn.com/downloads/pdn.html

Link is at top right of the page.

Quite easy to find.

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EU boffins in plan for 'more nutritious' horsemeat ice cream

ashdav

Soylent Green anyone?

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Don't Panic! Google FCC filing reveals mystery media device

ashdav

As a possible explanation for the significance of the number 42 see here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3mhkYbznBk

Watch 48.00 to 49.15

Mr R.P. Feynman, you've got to love him.

As an aside I've had the "Don't Panic" wallpaper on my S2 for nearly 2yrs,

Yes I do have a life,

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Windows 7 'security' patch knocks out PCs, knackers antivirus tools

ashdav

I've just uninstalled the offending update KB2823324 ,like a good citizen.

Restarted as requested and lo and behold Windows Update offered it to me again!

Wasn't causing a problem anyway. I'll leave it off for now and see what transpires.

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Chrome passes Firefox in global browser share

ashdav

As Chrome is also included with a lot of software people will install on their computers without thinking (and I've never seen Firefox bundled in that way) I'm not suprised at the results.

Call me a cynic but....

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ashdav

Definition of "usage"

Surely if browser "usage" is the benchmark here them Firefox plus Adblock and/or NoScript will naturally have less results than Chrome and its umpteen adserver connections.

Methinks the results have been skewed.

A far more meaningful survey would be site visits surely.

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