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6 posts • joined 15 May 2012

Razzies set to torpedo pop minx Rihanna's Battleship

Anonymous Coward/2.0
Trollface

Re: Battleshit

"Independance-Day-on-Sea"?

Is that near Warminster-on-sea?

Don't tell 'em Pike. Don't Panic! etc.. Reckon Corporal Jones would have made mincemeat out of the aliens in Battleship. They don't like it up 'em you know.

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Shh! Proxima Centauri can hear us!

Anonymous Coward/2.0
Boffin

Re: 4 years from now

No fuel, launch them with a solar sail powered by lasers based at home. That way its definitely a one-way trip.

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BBC pulls plug Ceefax ahead of analogue TV's end tonight

Anonymous Coward/2.0
Happy

Re: Teletext on the BBC Micro

<misty eyed nostalgia>

I remember the teletext modem well. My first job was to write an emulator of the Teletext for Schools service (Wordsworth) for use in Sheffield schools that had BBC micros but not Teletext modem. My version (Keats) ran standalone and provided a page editor - I remember scratching my head for days trying to work out how to do a line-drawing algorithm with Teletext graphics characters. Happy days.

</misty eyed nostalgia>

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MYSTERY as six people SURVIVE deadly VAMPIRE BAT BITES

Anonymous Coward/2.0
Boffin

Re: Vacination program

> Don't mess around with vampire bats.

Don't mess with *any* bat unless you are wearing protection. Bats in this country carry rabies. A bat worker in Scotland died from rabies a few years ago. He was bitten by an infected Daubenton's Bat while he was handling the bat. The advice these days is a) don't touch a bat if you don't know what you are doing and b) if you must touch a bat wear gloves,

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Canon debuts EOS M compact system camera

Anonymous Coward/2.0
Thumb Down

£130 - that's cheap

The equivalent Nikon "1" FT1 adapter to allow DSLR Nikkors lenses to be used on the J1 or V1 compacts is £229 quids. Ouch.

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NHS 'pays up to THREE times over the odds' for IT gear

Anonymous Coward/2.0
Boffin

Only three times the odds?

A Sheffield teaching hospital (I'm looking at you Northern General) pays £125 for log books for the wards. These very hi-tech and very expensive beasties are ruled hard-back notebooks with the pages numbered. Err. That's it. For a mere £125. Each.

The company I'm working for pays over the odds for similar notebooks at £10 each. That's less than 10% of the cost to the Northern General and still massively overpriced.

I'm gonna get me a contract supplying to the NHS...

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