* Posts by Fink-Nottle

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Tokyo rebrands 2020 Olympics

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Mind worm

Although I was very, very young at the time, I clearly remember the BBC's theme tune for the 1964 Tokyo games.

For me, the tune is closely associated with Olympics - and to this day, all it takes is for me to see the olympic rings to start the jingle playing in my head.

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Half of people plug in USB drives they find in the parking lot

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Re: Thank God I Live in England!

Rule, Britannia - where the streets are paved in USB drives dropped by civil servants and the average student wouldn't know what to do with a USB drive in the unlikely event they could actually be arsed to pick one up in the first place.

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US bus passenger cracks one off for three hours

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He won't get off.

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Watch: SpaceX finally lands Falcon rocket on robo-barge in one piece

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Re: Congratulations etc.

> But where is the UK going to find a clever South African to help win back that pride?

What ... isn't it enough that we South Africans provide the talent for English rugby and cricket?

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SpaceX's Musk: We'll reuse today's Falcon 9 rocket within 2 months

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Re: "Merlin engines"?

Given that the crowds vociferously chant "USA ... USA" at each launch, it would be more appropriate name the bits of their spacecraft after mythical characters from American 'culture'. The Micky Mouse engine has a certain ring to it ...

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Space archeologist discovers new evidence of Vikings invading America

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Re: HOGWASH!

> Everyone knows that Gerard Depardieu discovered America first!

Naw, the Justified Ancients of MuMu were there first.

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Spanish launch heroic bid to seize Brit polar vessel

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Re: Not to give offence

Not so fast ... does your naming scheme and format have the approval of RSS Boat Namespace Working Group?

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Apple engineers rebel, refuse to work on iOS amid FBI iPhone battle

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Paris Hilton

Any one want an anti democratic phone?

A phone or tablet produced by a terrorist supporting company?

Any product produced by a business that actively defies the law of the land?

Depends. Does it come in rose gold?

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US chap sharpens paradigm-busting scissors

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Can you run with them?

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London cops hunt chimpanzee in top hat

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Police Alert

Have you noticed anyone with an unexplained increase in the consumption of PG Tips?

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Alien studs on dwarf's erection baffle boffins

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Re: Looks like someone was digging a hole...

Not exactly proof of intelligent life, but a clear indication that Ceres Regional Council exists and it has a Department of Public Works that behaves very like it's counterpart here on Earth - transforming temporary excavations into geological features. Lower lifeforms similar to Terrestrial Healf'n'safety drones account for the reflective spots.

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BBC telly tax drops onto telly-free households. Cough up, iPlayer fans

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Re: IP Address

> Aunty Beeb will be able to trawl for those accessing iPlayer

I thought by now it was established principle that an IP address does not provide the identity of the user.

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Re: Then start showing ads

> The TV licence has always been per household

This model is untenable as a method to licence mobile devices.

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Regular Fast Radio Burst detected outside our galaxy

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Mushroom

Re: I wonder who won?

No star system will dare oppose the Emperor now.

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Dead Steve Jobs owed $174 by San Francisco parking ticket wardens

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Re: Thanks for not abusing "begs the question"

I suppose eventually we traditionalists will have to give up and concede that a language is defined by its speakers/writers and the meaning has changed since my days in an undergraduate philosophy class.

The Oxford Dictionary of English states that the more general usage of the phrase has arisen "over the past 100 years or so" which begs the question of when exactly you were a philosophy undergraduate.

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Re: How did they give Steve Jobs tickets?

To be fair, being dead is about as disabled as it gets.

When it comes to illegal parking, death is no excuse.

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Re: How did they give Steve Jobs tickets?

Jobs also infamously parked his cars in disabled parking spaces, so in my book he deserved every penny he was fined. No refunds for Dead Steve!

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The paperless office? Don’t talk sheet

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Re: Paperless office - about as likely as the paperless loo.

These include the oscillating spray setting (with the spray arm moving back and forth), the pulsating massage spray and the gentle lady wash. - www.geberit

I suppose it's a bit like Japanese geisha but I think I'd find it a bit embarrassing, no matter how gentle she was.

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Europe's ExoMars mission enjoys orchestral fanfare

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Buttered cat

At two metres above the ground, the engines shut down, and the final shock of landing "will be cushioned by a crushable structure built into module", ESA assures.

To ensure the probe lands in the correct orientation, I suggest coating the underside liberally with thick coat of chunky-cut high sugar marmalade.

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Brits unveil 'revolutionary' hydrogen-powered car

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The PR firm thought Trotter's Independent Trading Co. just didn't have the right ring to it ...

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'Hobbit' heads aren't human says bone boffin

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Re: very strange skull indeed if

> Really, no shared characteristics at all?

Ooh, look ... a grammar Neanderthal.

The way he assiduously bashes simple nouns and verbs together points to some skill in word use, but sadly the finished product indicates the creature possess only a low level of comprehension.

Clearly does not share any characteristics with the modern Grammarius Nazius.

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Ordnance Survey unfolds handy Mars map

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Re: Disappointed...

Look on the bright side - no cycle paths either.

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When asked 'What's a .CNT file?' there's a polite way to answer

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Re: Christ

Back in the day, ISPs in my neck of the woods used to issue dial-up customers with a Welcome pack with everything needed to set up your modem, account and browser. I recall that it was fairly common practice for ISPs to refuse to provide tech support if you didn't have IE installed as your primary browser - and that the support included fixing IE related issues.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The gargantuan Gatsby

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Re: Sounds delicious, but...

Suggested a while ago.

Must agree, Wardour Street is to be avoided. However, I'm dubious of the 'smuggled food' derivation of the dish.

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Re: Whenwe cow meat

Ja neef, what we Boere call padkos .

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Google after six-year tax foot-drag: No they're fine about the fine. We're fine. No fine

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>a bunch of non-achiever MPs

Down on the Farm, it's quite an achievement to get your snout in the trough.

Remember, many actually dislike milk and apples and only suffer them to preserve their health so that they may watch over *your* welfare.

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Who would code a self-destruct feature into their own web browser? Oh, hello, Apple

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Re: “a gnat’s cock”

> the Scottish measurement "a gnat's baw hair" usually applied to how close the local fitba' team came to scoring last week.

Coincidently, to have 'Goat Wan' is a cause for celebration.

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Scottish MP calls for drone-busting eagles

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Re: Anyone for kickstarting

> an eagle catching drone?

'Ir youse lookin' at mi burd?' are not words you'd want to hear North of the Border.

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Re: Shotgun blasts are also effective

Or we could look for a truly Scottish solution and revive the traditional skills, passed on from father to son. Not many Glaswegians can still fling a Buckfast bottle the length of a football stadium with deadly accuracy, but a government grant could soon make this a viable solution to the drone menace.

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Brit airline pilots warn of drone menace

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> We need a general sign. Something just along the line of "Try and think" or "Look, just don't be an idiot.".

"Teenagers Prohibited"

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TalkTalk CuffCuffs 'ScamScam CrimCrims'

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Re: HeadlinesHeadlines

I'm tired of listening to you, talking in rhymes Twisting round to make me think you're straight down the line

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The last time Earth was this hot hippos lived in Britain (that’s 130,000 years ago)

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It's 2016 and idiots still use '123456' as their password

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Re: Easily remembered...

> if the account isn't important use the same memorial password

R.I.P. is as good as another password, I guess.

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It's Wikipedia mythbuster time: 8 of the best on your 15th birthday

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Re: Its founder seems like a thoroughly unpleasant and attention seeking moron

> Like on the article about Frenum piercing?

I can't believe you have the balls to make a comment like that here.

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Friends Reunited to shut down. What do you mean, 'is it still going?'

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Sic transit ...

I guess I was lucky. Instead of obnoxious school-mates, I found a ton of school photos related my prep school. I'd better grab those old football and cricket team shots before it's too late.

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Put your private parts on display if you want to keep earning a living

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Re: Opportunities for the over 40's

> https://www.depend.com.au

That has to be a joke.

Everyone knows the Australian wildlife takes care of stragglers well before incontinence sets in.

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Opportunities for the over 40's

Brown Eye ... pah! Employ the elderly all that's required is a moisture detector built into the seat.

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BBC risks wrath of android rights activists with Robot Wars reboot

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Re: Who is presenting?

No contest. It's gotta be the Wee Man.

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Re: Pah. RC models vs more RC Models

> If it's going to be AI vs AI, as you suggest, why not do it all virtually, with people submitting their code to run in a simulated environment.

It's been done.

You'd think an 80's coder would be aware of CoreWars?

Apparently it's still alive and well. Mmmmm ... Recode!

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Human cost of California gas well leak revealed

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> why don't they put a match to it?

St Custards chem. master sa nothing would happen to a big bag of methane. Chiz.

He also sa stuff about explosive limit but i got board.

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Cocky SpaceX will try another sea landing with next rocket launch

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Re: Pendantry

'flare for the spectacular' - eggcorn? malapropism? What is the term for intentionally incorrect spelling?

Whatever, it made me chuckle.

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It's replicant Roy Batty's birthday – but hey, where's my killer robot?

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Re: Your arsehole sthn. hemisphere 'moderators'

@ bleu

Cheer up ... A new life awaits you in the Off-world colonies! A chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!

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Bloke sues dad who shot down his drone – and why it may decide who owns the skies

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Re: FAA owns above 400 feet?

The 400ft rule applies to a lot of technical stuff, however when it comes to crime & violence such as piracy or shooting at FAA registered craft, the law defines the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States.

Through this provision the FAA could claim "special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States" for all registered drones anywhere in the world (or a foreign owned drone whose flightpath lands in the US and certain other cases) for the period starting upon completion of "preflight preparation of an aircraft by ground personnel or by the crew for a specific flight until 24 hours after any landing".

So, no matter where you are in the world, think twice about shooting a drone or assaulting it's crew. If it's registered with the FAA you'd be committing a Federal crime and could look forward to some extraordinary rendition fun!

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Periodic table enjoys elemental engorgement

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Blackadderium??

Lord Percy Percy: [removes lump of Green from pot] Oh, Edmund... can it be true? That I hold here, in my mortal hand, a nugget of purest Green?

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The Register's entirely serious New Year's resolutions for 2016

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It's a scientifically proven fact that New Year's resolutions never last through January.

Don't worry folks, El Reg will be back on the booze, fags and dodgey jokes before you know it!

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