* Posts by Semtex451

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SUPER-JAMMY Philae comet probe got down WITHOUT harpoons

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Must've been the FSM guiding it to safety with its noodley appendages

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'Yes, yes... YES!' Philae lands on COMET 67P

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Re: pics

Yay.

Hope its suitably high res and not just grey and amorphous. A great pic may not be most valuable scientifically but it'll be more great press for the fields of Engineering and Astronomy.

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REVEALED: Apple fanbois are 'MENTALLY UNSTABLE' - iShop staff

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Out of idle curiosity

Are these US iSlaves or a mix, or what?

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7 questions we're dying to ask the internet's MOST EXCITING BLOKE

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4. "greater sexual equality" Is this the same as gender equality, or is it who's on top?

Also 11pm UK, - finally an end to my insomnia

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iBail: American Psycho actor Christian Bale rejects Steve Jobs role

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Re: Jobs is not God, Apple is not heaven.

"not in my personal book of a role-figures"

Neither is your English teacher, it seems

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Nexus 9: Google and HTC deliver Android 5.0 'Lollipop' at iPad prices

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Re: iPad vs !pads...can Nexus compete using specs and features?

@saif

I agree, and if folks own an iPhone, they're already on apple heroine with their investment in iTunes & apps.

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WHITE HOUSE network DOWN: Nation-sponsored attack likely

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I suppose we'd never hear about it if Putin's pronhub went down. Might explain is perpetual bad mood.

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Apple spent just ONE DOLLAR beefing up the latest iPad Air 2

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Jasp, mate, we all know there are many valid gripes about the Fruity Firm, but this constant 'creative jibing' just devalues our rational arguments.

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Swedish 'Future minister' doesn't do social media

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Re: I'm wondering

Look has anyone actually checked that they don't mean Furniture Minister?

Then it all makes sense.

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El Reg spends One Night in Hell with Queen's Brian May

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I'm just off to buy a 3D tv to get the full effect on Sky.

Cough pub cough

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IP Freely? ECJ to rule on privacy rules for dynamic IP addresses

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Well done plaintiff

High time too

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Arrrr GOSH! Argos website goes titsup to make it EVEN BETTER

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Facepalm

It amazes me, the earth shattering comments and insight that I'm missing by not being on Twitter.

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I'll cap internet tax, says Hungarian PM as mob attacks his party HQ

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She's braver on the way out alright

"and it(s) part of a bigger pattern of problems. Now is the time for people to make their voice heard," said Kroes.

Overstepping her remit there me thinks, not that I can argue with it.

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Jim Beam me up, Scotty! WHISKY from SPAAACE returns to Earth

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It'll be auctioned for charity shurly?

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Even a broken watch is right twice a day: Not an un-charged Apple Watch

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Re: Useless, expensive AND inconvenient, a genius idea

With kinetic charging, the target audience might have exploded their watches.

Cough.

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FAIL

Wind up Merchant

"You’re going to wind up charging it daily,” he emphasised

Was he trying to be funny?

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Looking for a job in Europe? Experienced IT staff needed in UK, Italy and Germany

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Scary

"71 per cent said that experienced workers were able to keep their skills up to date"

Does that mean there's 29% that aren't?

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iPad Air 2: Vulture chews on new Apple tablet

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From here

I can see an increasing contrast ratio between Richard and his fellow Reg Hacks

Amazeballs or something.

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Apple, Google take on Main Street in BONKING-FOR-CASH struggle

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As if

"Apple told The Register in a statement."

You must think we're stupid

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HUGE SHARK as big as a WWII SUBMARINE died out, allowing whales to exist

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Re: Oh no!

Another crappy SciFi channel movie

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‘For the love of Pete, America, learn about decent chocolate’

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my 2 cents

"involved in a bunch of work"

The Boy has been there too long.

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How iPad’s soft SIM lets Apple pit carriers AGAINST each other

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"it seems that only iPads bought from the vendor (Apple) itself will sport the new SIM card"

The folks at John Lewis don't agree.

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Meet Mr Gamification: He's got a NUDGE or two for you

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Re: The event sounds awful...

I was trained to fire the Bofors L60 using a WW2 simulator, that projected images of various aircraft onto the inside of a domed room, planetarium stylee.

Good game, spotty scoring though.

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Re: From the video:

I've met loads of Humans that aren't people.

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"And that £3.3m of free money? Have a guess where that comes from....

Our pockets probably.

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iMessage SPAM floods US mobile networks

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Tut another one El Reg can't pin on the Fruity firm

BTW "shipped from somewhere within roughly three hours" impressive turnaround what?

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Kip Thorne explains how he created the black hole for Interstellar

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Re: Just Down The Road.

I didn't think that through did I?

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Re: Just Down The Road.

What you have a blackhole down there?

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Finally something that looks worth a visit to a big screen cinema.

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Not a loyal follower of @BritishMonarchy? You missed The QUEEN*'s first Tweet

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Happy

By Jingo

That Bootnote, nice touch Sir.

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CBS goes OTT, releases EVERY EPISODE of Star Trek EVER MADE

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Re: Real Trek fans would already have everything.

And the animated series dontcha know

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Kingston's aviation empire: From industry firsts to Airfix heroes

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Re: Can I just ask here

Thank you.

To my shame I wasn't aware of Britten-Norman, but I suppose its a less glamorous end of the market.

http://www.britten-norman.com/index/

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Can I just ask here

Are we making any planes at all in the UK anymore?

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Pssst. Want to buy a timeshare in the clouds?

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We do seem to be sleep walking into becoming Borg.

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Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec

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Re: Pretty arrogant

Jeez down votes, I guess romance is dead.

Must be getting sentimental in my old age

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Re: Pretty arrogant

I think I'm with the HP exec on this, you know you're date is supposed to have undivided attention.

Wearing those sitting opposite you're date is shurly impolite.

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"products which are as pretty as the M25* in wintertime"

What, you don't think DL380s are sexy?

But then I think the wider parts of the M25 are sexy.

*For Leftpondians the M25 is a big road encircling London, Englandland

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DOUBLE BONK: Fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets

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Joke

Have a holiday

This and the China Telecom thing, seems even Jasp can't quite pin stuff on Apple lately.

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The future health of the internet comes down to ONE simple question…

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Well written, pithy, educational.

Well done.

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Zuckerberg bombshell: Man married to Chinese woman speaks Chinese in China

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"a language that's as difficult to master as Facebook's privacy settings" Like

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Is your home or office internet gateway one of '1.2 MILLION' wide open to hijacking?

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Re: How do I check?

Which is why the pressure is rightly on the vendor/ISP. But that won't help you. Meantime RTFM (look it up)

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Microsoft promises Windows 10 will mean two-factor auth for all

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Re: Security

But perhaps folk will be more careful when Redmond knows who's done what....

Oh.

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Windows

Might take care of some licencing issues too, I dare say.

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Trips to Mars may be OFF: The SUN has changed in a way we've NEVER SEEN

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Re: Maybe the Chinese will carry the torch

How Fitting - The Red Peril on the Red Planet

oh sorry no its yellow peril on the pink planet

Mines the tired looking one at the back

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HPC Wales stretches its reach to Northern Ireland

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WTF?

Re: Scottish Power in Wales

Are you in the right place?

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Edward who? GCHQ boss dodges Snowden topic during last speech

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Big Brother

"contrary to reports, it (GCHQ) was only sampling a small amount"

Yes why would they bother when their friends over at the NSA have the serious kit?

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MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pseudo 'naut: They eat less

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Re: This'll never work

Poor bloody Martian bast*rds

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Can I volunteer my wife?

Mind you, while she is light, the shoes and handbags might eat into the mass budget.

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OnePlus One cut-price Android phone on sale to all... for 1 HOUR

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Confused

Why the games?

A high-end phone sold at cost is always going to sell in large quantities, its counter-productive to limit these sales, they enable the economies of scale.

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Post-PC era? PAH! Apple says Macs OUTSOLD iPads in Q4

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Re: Looking aside from the tempations of tribalism (which some can clearly not resist)........

Or more succinctly, mature market saturation.

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