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NZ bloke's drunken poker bet ends in 99-letter name

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Try doing that in France

IIRC someone posted here in another thread that the French authorities frown on stupid naming attempts. That's why there are so may Jean-Lucs & Philippes about.

Beer icon 'cause we're half way to Friday night!

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French drug dealers regretfully announce 'temporary closure'

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Re: And who says criminals don't have a ...

Not so much a Code, more a set of guidelines. Arrr!

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Chinese Moon rover, lander duo wake up after two-week snooze

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Re: It's not a rabbit..

Have an up vote for the Dune ref.

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Re: Don't forget the Welsh!

...full of big sheep by any chance.

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Re: Real Engineers did that.....

..........and apparently US & Imperial Gallons.

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Pint-glass-flashing FISHNAPPERS strike at Firefox daddy Mozilla

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I wonder where that came from....

....one of my favorites in the great Jokes in two lines forum.

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2012/11/08/Charles_Calthrop_Jokes_of_no_more_than_2_lines/

Happy Friday lunch everyone.

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Boffins find ALIEN WORLD orbiting the Sun's LONG LOST TWIN

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So in conclusion....

"The cluster lies around 2,500 light-years away in the Cancer constellation and contains around 500 stars."

There was a cluster of stars 2,500 years ago, some stars had Exoplants. By the time we get there, there's a chance they won't be there any more.

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Foot-loving cat burglar nicks THREE THOUSAND individual socks

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Choice of words...

POOR, but bloody funny.

"The bra got hooked up on the fence and the next door neighbor saw it. I said: it's not my wife's.”

Icon. Searching for my socks.

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Jokes of no more than 2 lines

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Re: There's always Lightbulbs.....

Can't believe this community missed this old classic.

How many Microsoft engineers does it take to change a light bulb?

None, they just re-define darkness as a new industry standard. Boom.

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Coming in 2014: Scary super-soldier exoskeleton suits from the US military

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Re: Bounding over the highest buildings

Move to Scotland. Their 1st working day after New Year is the 3rd. Civilised behaviour.

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James Bond's 'shaken not stirred': Down to trembling boozer's hands, claim boffins

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Re: Mixology

@ Squander 2.

You put Gin in your vodka martini? Weird.

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Ghosts of Christmas Past: Ten tech treats from yesteryear

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Re: Hot Wheels - cool new toy until I got one

Now you've started something Terry. Anyone for Mouse Trap?

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UK parents to splurge £3 BEELLLIIIION on kids' tech gifts at Christmas

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No, but if he receives a knighthood he could be known as Count....

Mines the one with the light-sabre in the pocket..

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BOFH: One flew over the PFY's nest

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Re: That's how you start a Friday off.

Me too. :o) Thanks Simon. Already re-distributed to my like minded contacts.

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First rigid airship since the Hindenburg cleared for outdoor flight trials

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MotorRail (UK)

Back in the day I used this quite often. Good days work in Southern England. Leasurly drive to Euston/Bristol. Few beers & a bed (car elsewhere on the train with all my stuff). Arrive, Edinburgh, Carlisle, Aberdeen early doors. Tea & bickies from the steward. Prper breakfast in smack bang in the city centre in time to get to the 1st meeting before the target staff arrived. About £100 1 way. Suited me.

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Just Curious. Altitude?

To cut a long story short I have a friend who suffered a lung injury on holiday{(vacation :)} in Florida. Once released by the Docs {Medics:)} he & his family had to travel home to the UK on a cruise ship.

It's a small application but would a commercial passenger Airship fly at a suitable altitude to negate this situation.

(Ironically, on arriving home, their insurance policy had small print indicating thay could have chartered a sub 10,000 feet flight home. (v.good insurance).

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Re: it will probably be an expensive @ Jess

There are a few Scots who think they can leave Europe & the UK without a Tug Boat.

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Re: it will probably be an expensive @ Jess

"If your in England, your already in Europe"

Sadly all to true in more than the Geographical sense.

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Osama Bin Pwned: Al Qaeda mocked in Twitter counter-jihad

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Re: @ribosome (was: There's guns and guns.)

Impresive but you won't be one of Sharpes Chosen Men until you can do at least 3 per minute LOL

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Paypal makes man 1000x as rich as the ENTIRE HUMAN RACE

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Re: Are you telling me...

Argentina, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji (Ok maybe not Fiji), Japan, Georgia, Russia, Portugal, Namibia, The Netherlands & ironically, The USA, not former British colonies.

Must be a good game, even the USA wants to play it.

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Germans brew up a right Sh*tstorm

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Re: Not scientific words!

Universal units of measure, wot, like gallons!

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IT bloke inadvertently broadcasts smut on vast public screen

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Re: I never understood...

Better things to do at work, like posting on El Reg!

Guilty m'lud. Exit stage left.

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Jiggy Pennsylvania couple busted by 25 bike cops

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Re: Limeys!!

I think you'll find the city of Derby, in Derbyshire was here long before the Derby Hat & the town of Darby.

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BOFH: Go on, beancounter, type DROP TABLE asset;

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Re: Off-site backups?

My off site backups were the ones found in someones back garden right after my car was raided in the local pub car park. Stupid theif thought there would be a laptop in that laptop bag.

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Hitchhikers' Guide was WRONG, Earth is not in a galactic backwater

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Re: Hmmm... (set-up)

RE: Dogs with no noses. Just in case no-one has done this yet.

Obvious answer AWFUL.

Mines the one with the dog treats in the pocket.

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Your Flying Car? Delayed again, but you WILL get it, says Terrafugia

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Re: Trouble is ...

Don't concern yourself too much Matt. Their heads WILL get examined but it'll be by a coroner.

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Boffin road trip! The Reg presents Geek's Guide to Britain

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Re: Adastral Park ... call it by it's proper name BT Labs

I've always found "Martlesham Heath" means BT Labs to most comms tech (at least in the UK).

Pint (because it's Friday as far as I'm concerned)

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Drunk driving: No more dangerous than talking on handsfree mobe

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Re: Could apply even to "real" conversations.

Swivel heads should try using their rear view mirror. Also effective for delivering a Paddington staern stare to rear seat kids.

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'Bah, this Apple Shop is full of APPLES'

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Re: Its a sad day

I went into a joke shop to buy jokes & the guy behind the counter said they didn't sell anything..it's a Joke Shop.

(Thanks Tim Vine/Stu Francis)

Gone.

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Naked intruder cracks one off in Florida rampage drama

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Re: "a little more careful murdering people under the Stand Your Ground law

I'll see your Audi & raise you a BMW & Merc.

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Toy train company bids for West Coast Mainline

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Re: Bid rejected...

What, Branson owns the rainforests too!

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It's JUST possible, but Apple MIGHT not make an iWatch in 2013

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Chaging you watch every day.

I use my Blackberry as a bedside clock. The clock stays dim lit so long as it's charging. Sadly it doesn't take 7-8-9hrs to charge so goes out in the wee hours. Still working on a Badside mode that stays on all night. :)

What happened to the more icons poll?

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Word wonks insist GIFs are really JIFs

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Re: STD.

You speak for yourself & your new generation. STD stands for that number you dial to telephone someone in another area. :)

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El Reg mulls commentard icon portfolio shake-up

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Re: may I be the first to....

...or punched tape.

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Re: crossed pitchfork and flaming torch

Perhaps we could just go with the White Pointy Hat/Mask with 2 holes in it.

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Alien

Marvin

No not Hank, the Martian one. 'Coz I like him.

Icon, only one apropriate:)

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Disney plans three Lucasfilm flicks EVERY YEAR

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Re: Might be overkill

Agreed. Red Dwarf X worked because they went back to the small cast, low budget British Sci-Fi model that worked 1st time around. It went wrong when they spent too much on it. Smeggin' loved RDX.

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FAIL - the most incompetent IT pros

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@TeeCee ref Braniac

Yep! I saw that one too. Excellent use for a caravan.

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Sub-Netting.

As a humble Video Conf/AV engineer I was drafted into a audio call with a client that couldn't get his VC to work in their Global Trusted WAN environment. His Global WAN Network Mgmt GURU was on the call.

This GURU insisted that the VidConf system had to be on IP address 192.168.2.32. Fortunately, our suppliers insist we have some networking knowledge so I had this vague discomfort that the IP address was divisable by 8.

The Sub net was a /29 so 192.168.2.33 worked fine. So much for experts.

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Habitable HEAVY GRAVITY WORLD found just 42 light-years away

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Re: So....

But if we could see their TV broadcasts, they'd be 42 years out of date. Would you like to be judged on 1970s Corri St?

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Beep! NASA here, a 400 tonne spacecraft is about to buzz your house

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Re: www.heavens-above.com

NASA aren't behind.

I've been using http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/index.html for a couple of years IIRC.

Yes, you have to proactuively visit it to get info, but last week I had half my local pub visitors out in the beer garden to watch the last ISS Transit.

Thanks for yours & other posts with most stuff to spot & way to spot it.

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We don’t talk any more... on the commute

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Re: BOFH

Thanks for reminding me. I nearly6 forgot to check out BOFH latest output. Took a while but I'm sure it'll be worth it.

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Mission to Pluto faces DEEP SPACE DEBRIS PERIL

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Re: Planetary defence system

"That's no moon...turn around"

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Australian boffins have a ball with lightning maths

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WTF?

Math(s) Bacon & Ketchup

Heinz are currently offering (in the UK) a 700g bottle of ketchup as 50% more than standard 460g. Go figure. This is marketing, not maths.

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Re: It's "math", singular.

Nice choice of that commonly used mid-atlantic word "fag".

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Metric versus imperial: Reg readers weigh in

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Fuel in Litres,consumption in MPG

Agreed, when will manufacturers quote in Miles/ltr

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El Reg VULTURE logo FOUND ON MARS

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What Vulture....

I thought it was a dwarf in a flopy hat striding "off to work Hi-Ho:)

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Christian footie match ends in almighty brawl

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Re: So....

In defense of Rugby which has been associated with this story, if you smack someone or diss the ref you get sent off. Including spectators.

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Events in stratosphere can affect Earth's entire climate

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Re: I hate to piss on anyones parade but...

Don't leave out the BeNeLux Mountain Rescue Squad :)

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