* Posts by ashdav

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Giant Facebook SOLAR LASER DRONE to FEED interwebs into YOUR FACE

ashdav
Mushroom

This will not end well

Title says it all

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Record-breaking $502m in sales, BIG LOSSES – OF COURSE IT'S TWITTER

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Coat

Who else, who else could turn half a billion dollars into nothing

Facebook

"But investors seemed pleased with the results, and Twitter's share price climbed by more than 5 per cent on the news and continued upward in after-hours trading."

This has nothing to do with the viability of Twitter but has everything to do with the money grabbing "markets" that we are all told to embrace.

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Goodbye Vulcan: Blighty's nuclear bomber retires for the last time

ashdav
Joke

Re: Why is it painted green UNDERNEATH?

Pale blue paint is expensive

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ashdav

Re: A "Pocket" Bomber

Yes but you can't do aerobatics in a B52 like you can in a Vulcan.

Just ask Bud Holland. (oh, you can't)

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Space station cabbage: To boldly grow where no veg has grown before

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To boldly grow where no veg has gone before

Kudos for the headline.

Excellent

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Innocent Spaniards roasted by experimental napalm mead

ashdav

Where does one get this from

All well and good but it's just a tease until we try it for ourselves.

Mail order link please.

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In memoriam: Christopher Lee, Hammer's Count Dracula

ashdav

RIP Mr Lee

Although he did resent being constantly referred to as The Prince Of Darkness/Dracula he was a very good actor. I for one shall miss him.

Check out The Wicker Man 1973

RIP Mr Lee.

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Hubble spots Pluto's moons are a chaotic mess of tumbling rock

ashdav

Anyone else think that Nix looks like a potato ?

My first impression anyway.

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Gwyneth Paltrow flubs $29 food stamp dare, swallows pride instead

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Re: Right! (@Big John)

Wait till you get to 50 and you won't feel so sanctimonious. Prick

(and you can't spell)

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Self preservation is AWS security's biggest worry, says gros fromage

ashdav

Gros Fromage ?

Gros fromage means fat cheese.

Grand fromage would be better surely

(unless I've missed something)

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RELICS of the Earth's long lost TWIN planet FOUND ON MOON

ashdav

Re: Bah!

Fundamental flaw in your post "some 3 trillion years ago".

The universe didn't exist then.

Looking at your post history (going back to 2008) do you have a life?

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Streak life: Oz woman flashes boobs at Google Street View car

ashdav

Political correctness

PC bollocks - you offend everyone (apparently)

Real life - it's a laugh and you move on (next)

By the way, I am a grown up and I do not require anyone to tell me what to think.

Tits are for children (literally)

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Virgin Media goes TITSUP, RUINS Tuesday evening

ashdav

@Vimes

It's engineering,shit happens.

Grow up and get over your sense of entitlement.

You have a silver only because of the number of posts you've made.

Any relevance is mute.

(How old are you?)

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Blockhead fugitive Snapchats himself into police custody

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Facepalm

Dumb Criminals

Reminds me of a clip shown on Americas Dumbest Criminals.

Suspect is being interviewed by the police re. a burglary.

Officer " We know you were there. We found your prints all over the place".

Suspect " You couldn't have".

Officer "Why?"

Suspect "Because I was wearing gloves".

You couldn't make it up.

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BBC websites GO TITSUP – Auntie blames 'internal system failure'

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Radio Feeds

I just wish they would sort out the radio feeds (all of them) so they don't cut off after 30-60 secs.

They never used to so obviously they've been "IMPROVED".

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'Roly poly' soft, wobbly robot BANGS EXPLOSIVELY, leaps 0.5m in air

ashdav

Re: Cat Scarer

Wait a little longer and we shall have:

"Sharks with frikkiin' lasers!"

It will come. Oh yes, it will come.

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ashdav

Re: Where

Here you go Youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6-6ycIaSDs

Skip forward to 3:35.

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ashdav
Happy

Terrahawks

Anyone else think of them?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085099/

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Pi(e) Day of the Century is upon us! Time to celebrate 3/14/15 in style, surely?

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Re: Every year, the same B*ll*x

Ha Ha. 31st April. Good one.

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Twitter probes terror threat: Medieval murder mob ISIS allegedly puts co-founder in crosshairs

ashdav
Mushroom

Edit

It would have read better if :

"It is not clear whether the Arabic-language post was made by individuals within ISIS, their warped supporters, or a lone nutcase."

Had been replaced by:

"It is not clear whether the Arabic-language post was made by individuals within ISIS, their warped supporters, or some other nutcase."

There are so many these days, of all persuasions.

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RIP Leonard Nimoy: He lived long and prospered

ashdav

Boldly Gone

RIP

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: El Reg eggs Benedict

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Happy

Muffins

Easier to buy the muffins and warm them under the grill after cutting them in half.

Adds a bit of crispness too.

I'll bet most people end up with spicy scrambled eggs when they try to make the sauce.or it splits.

If it does, add a few drops of water and whisk.

Looks wonderful but I've got to make do with roast chicken today.

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Boffins baffled by the glowing 'plumes' of MARS

ashdav

Re: Speaking of Mars...

Lots happening on the 20th Mar.

Decent solar eclipse visible from UK

http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/uk/belfast

Enter your town to see what it will look like.

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Google, Amazon 'n' pals fork out for AdBlock Plus 'unblock' – report

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Joke

Re: Begun the Ad Wars have

@TheVogon

You're using IE(insert version of choice)?

Seriously?

What is this Charm Bar of which you speak?

I have real computers and none of them have magic "Charm Bars"

I smell shill.

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#VultureTRENDING: YESS! It's Pantsr, the Sharing Economy super app that delivers on the BOTTOM line

ashdav
Joke

2 months early methinks.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Chickpea stew à la Bureau des Projets Spéciaux

ashdav
Pint

Re: Garlic optional?

It's not "le garlic".

It's "ail".

Have one on me.

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ashdav

Re: Tres enticing

Non. creme salade.

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ashdav
Pint

Re: Après bière?

So what's not to like?

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MYSTERY RADIO SIGNAL picked up from BEYOND our GALAXY

ashdav

Re: AstroPulse= a 2010 Parks project ??

I think roger is related to amanfrommars

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ashdav

Boffins - the most annoying word ever. Why the hell is the Reg so in love with it?

If you need to ask that question, I think you're on the wrong website.

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Firefox 35 stamps out critical bugs

ashdav

Re: Have they enabled look like Firefox yet?

Palemoon is what you are looking for..

http://www.palemoon.org/

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SpaceX drone hovership ROCKET LANDER BURN: Musk to try again

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Pint

Boldly going etc....

Give them some slack.

No-one has tried this before.

Kudos to Elon et al.

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Lizard Squad gang moves from PlayStation, Xbox Live attacks to Tor

ashdav

Lizard Squad...

And their point is...?

No better than any yob in any high street.

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Judge kills Facebook's bid to dismiss private message sniffing case

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FAIL

The end of Facebook is coming.

You read it here first (err recently)

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Solar-powered bra maker suffers 20,000 TITSUPs all at once

ashdav
IT Angle

Where's Moss when you need him?

Title says it all.

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

ashdav

Re: Old, debunked.

@Bahboh

Links please (or it did not happen)

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

ashdav

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

ashdav
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

ashdav
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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ashdav
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

ashdav
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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