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Vote NOW for LOHAN's arboreal avoidance algorithm acronym

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Re: I'm Sad

And apparently my DILDO was just a bit too much for LOHAN ;)

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We give Panasonic's new 5-inch Toughpad phablets a kicking

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Re: and if all else fails

Heavy ez good. Heavy ez reliable. If et does not work, you cen always heet heem with et.

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HP: NORKS' cyber spying efforts actually a credible cyberthreat

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Re: The conspiracy becomes clear...

Not that I know of. Whether he was actually as anti-MS as he seemed, or was just stirring the pot for shits and giggles, I do not know - but nothing of value was lost by his banning in any event.

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Re: The conspiracy becomes clear...

So Eadon was a representative of Best Korea? It would explain a lot.

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Too slow with that iPhone refresh, Apple: Android is GOBBLING up US mobile market

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Italy?

OK folks, any theories as to WinPho's popularity there?

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Exclusive SPB t-shirt flies into Kickstarter

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Or black. Black as the coffee that fuels many a shed project.

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Our LOHAN spaceplane ballocket Kickstarter climbs through £8000

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Re: Why not somewhere else in Yurope?

Or hire a boat and launch it from International waters!

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Payday is Thursday night for me

Hope there's one of the pint glasses left by then!

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Oz metadata retention won't include URLs: report

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What metadata though?

Store enough "metadata" and you don't need to store the URLs.

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6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)

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Re: Ads as Articles

Re: Andrew Orlowski

I agree - he's writing from a position he fully and passionately believes in. Regardless of agreeing or disagreeing, that makes most of his stuff entertaining to read.

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IT blokes: would you say that LEWD comment to a man? Then don't say it to a woman

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Re: This article's about the minority

"You can even make a prime time TV series about how nerdy and unsocial they are"

Ah, you're referring to Graham Linehan's "The IT Crowd"?

. Imagine if you were to try and make a TV show about how catholic priests were all misogynistic drunken perverts."

Funny that, as we're speaking of Graham Linehan...

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LOHAN gets laughing gear round promotional mug

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Re: Mug??

Irish coffee needs to be served in a glass and topped with cream - otherwise you've just got coffee with whiskey in it.

I'm of the opinion that Irish Coffee is a great way to ruin three perfectly fine liquids in one go though,

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LOHAN packs bags for SPACEPORT AMERICA!

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Re: Explosives factory

Launch a seperate kickstarter for it if funds would be an issue - I'd chuck a few quid at that too. An actual, honest-to-goodness El Reg SPB Explosives Factory!

Plus once LOHAN has soared skywards, I have no doubt you'll be doing some other shenannigans involving rocketry. Would be a handy certification to have.

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Standing by for Kickstarter

I can't contribute gear, knowledge or anything else technical, but I can damn well chuck you a few quid and be hapy to help.

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Is it an iPad? Is it a MacBook Air? No, it's a Surface Pro 3

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Re: One inconvenient design flaw...

From the article - "The cover attaches magnetically and folds up to protect the screen, or back to enable tablet use without detaching it completely."

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Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE

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Re: heard similar please before

Not a huge problems at gigs I go to see. People don't tend to use a €500 tablet to record the gig from a mosh pit.

Not for long anyway.

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Vulture 2 spaceplane autopilot brain surgery a total success

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I know you haven't requested an acronym for the wooden testing rig, but in the spirit of Lindsay-related terms thus far...

Automobile Roof Rack Enhanced Simulation Tester

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Check your Clungene, Irish women warned

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Channel 4 did not fecking invent feck. It's massively common in Ireland, and have three guesses where the guy who wrote and created Father Ted is from...?

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Click on a Facebook ad on your mobe, then buy a thing on your PC ... Facebook remembers

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Advertising

A lot of people seem to have the mistaken idea that its only purpose is to convert into a there-and-then sale.

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Vulture 2 spaceplane brain surgery begins with remote incision

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Re: Boffinry!

No pipes in evidence either though - the project is doomed.

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Tim Cook on pale, male Apple: 'As CEO, I'm NOT satisfied'

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a black female lesbian

As opposed to a black male lesbian?

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Stephen Hawking biopic: Big on romance, not so much with the science?

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Never heard about the BBC bio before - is it worth a watch?

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LOHAN acquires aircraft arboreal avoidance algorithm acronyms

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Digital Impact Limitation for Deciduous Obstacles

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eBay bans CD sales of metal band Burzum, citing offensive material

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items that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual, or religious intolerance

So that's pretty much every gangsta rap album ever then. Assuming they're banned from eBay too?

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Microsoft OneDrive tip-off leads to arrest over child abuse images

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Re: In the end...

He gets strange ones as well as proper sick ones. He told me there was one guy who was arrested for possession of child porn, and when they went through his hard drives they also found several hundred photos of him fucking chickens. As in, prepared chickens from a supermarket or butcher, not live ones.

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Re: In the end...

I know a guy who has that exact job - he's a Detective who specialises in digital forensics and such.

Not a job I envy, I'll tell you that. They have mandatory councilling sessions and so on every six months or so, but according to him most cops only last two or three years in that department tops. Less if they have kids of their own. He's able to handle it (no kids, no plans to have any) but he reckons he'll request a transfer soon enough anyway - it's gotten to a stage where people get suspicious of anyone who stays in the job.

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Not a load of Tosh: 5TB 'surveillance drive' from Toshiba hits shelves

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Re: Anyone considering buying a Toshiba drive would do well to review their warranty...

Had a 6-month old Tosh drive replaced under warranty earlier this year.

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Microsoft says 'weird things' can happen during Windows Server 2003 migrations

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Re: Skipping versions?

Could that provide an effective workaround for this issue? Introduce a 2008R2 DC to the 2003 network, then upgrade/replace the 2003 DC to 2012R2?

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Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE

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Re: " were perfectly comfortable with the televisions they currently use"

Absolutely. If 4k takes off, I'll probably pick up a second hand one in 4 or 5 years time for buttons.

Got a 4 year old 50" Panasonic 1080p telly last year for €300 for example. Apart from having a rather chunky bezel, it's great.

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Sysadmin Day 2014: Quick, there's still time to get the beers in

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Cheers from a Web Developer

Without Sysadmins to keep the servers humming and the tubes flowing, I wouldn't have a job.

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Stop! Yammer time: Microsoft's social biz service becomes one with Office 365

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Yammer failed

Because it was too like Facebook in look and feel. Why was that a bad thing? Because the suits and executives in its target companies thought "What? They want us to pay for this? But it's just like Facebook, and Facebook is free! We want a private Facebook, that's as free as Facebook - why is that a problem?!"

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Native Americans KILLED AND ATE DUMBO, say archaeologists

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Re: Bloody Americans

The Clovis people no doubt had unmistakable evidence that the gomphothere in question posessed weapons of mass destruction.

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Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files

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I seriously want one of those canoes

That is all.

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Do YOU work at Microsoft? Um. Are you SURE about that?

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Re: Sad, but hardly surprising

Bill Gates didn't get rich by writing a lot of cheques.

BUY HIM OUT BOYS!

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LOHAN seeks stirring motto for spaceplane mission patch

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In the spirit of Fortune Favours The Brave

I suggest (courtesy of Google Translate of course) "Inspiration favet taberna"

"Inspiration Favours The Pub"

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FBI: We found US MILITARY AIRCRAFT INTEL during raid on alleged Chinese hacker

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So

Did the Chinese government actually get their hands on the info, or were these three nabbed before they could exchange the data?

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Reg reader fires up Pi-powered anti-cat garden sprinkler system

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Elegant solution

I have a cat, and wouldn't be a bit bothered if one of my neighbours installed this. In fact, I might give it a go myself - furry little bastard ruined my last lawn re-seeding.

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Re: Fat dogs with huge jaws should also work

Fat dogs with huge jaws might prevent the cat crap issue, but what does one do about the fat dog crap?

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Insecure AVG search tool shoved down users' throats, says US CERT

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Web Developer Toolbar for Firefox. Mostly redundant now with all the built-in dev tools in the major browsers, but ten years ago it was a godsend.

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F1? No, it's Formula E as electric racing cars hit the track

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Re: Hmmmm

Not a lot - same as there's not a lot stopping someone from emptying your tank of petrol with a siphon, but thet's still a bit of a rare occurence.

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Is there too much sex and violence on TV?

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Re: That Bill Grundy interview ...

"I can swear with the best of them, but I'm not having it on my telly!"

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Remember the turbo button on PCs? New AWS instance has one for CPU burst

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Re: For those damned yoof amongst us:

And with a bit of trial and error, and possible a few extra jumpers, you could make it read out anything you liked (within the constraints of either two or three letters, depending on the readout of course).

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Drone's drug airdrop mission ends in failure for Irish prisoners

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The anti-helicopter wires it hit

There's an interesting backstory to why they're installed in the first place.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountjoy_Prison_helicopter_escape

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Creepy battery-operated TEDDY BEAR SEX TOY. Sadly, this is for real

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Re: What would Freud say about this....

They'll be missing a trick if they don't call it Teddy Fuxpin.

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Aaah, what's that smell, Nook? Yes, it's death: Barnes & Noble to jettison e-book biz

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"Nook pricing is where the real levels should be"

Not if one wants to turn a profit on them apparently.

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27 Data-Slurping Facts BuzzFeed Doesn't Want You To Know!

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Re: What's the problem?

King Of Foo never said "People are stupid". He said that there are stupid people, which is pretty much indisputable - but never generalised as to numbers or percentages. Given that he also went on to say that he considers himself stupid, I fail to see what relevance today's XKCD (the moral of which is, don't say "People are stupid" if what you really mean is "I am smart") comic has here.

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Unicode ideogram list-site Emojipedia goes titsup. Wow. Did you just give us the finger?

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Devil

Not *all* of them.....

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Huawei Ascend P7: We review the PANORAMIC SELFIE smartphone

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Oh come on, those corners aren't nearly round enough.

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Stephen Fry MADNESS: 'New domain names GENERATE NEW IP NUMBERS'

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In his defence, it could be argued that "giving out" !== "running out".

Although why he imagines a new URL automatically requires a new IP address in the first place is anybody's guess.

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Brit lands on Rockall with survival podule, starts record attempt

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Best of luck Nick

Enjoy your stay in Ireland ;)

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