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* Posts by Aria

47 posts • joined 5 Jun 2012

UK.gov blows a fuse at smart meter stall, sets new 2020 deadline

Aria
Mushroom

Re: Hardened?

I was thinking about this too.

But from the other direction......

Both my meters are in my garage as is my 100Amp arc welder which according to its instruction leaflet can knock out most sensitive electronic gizmos.

The current meters survive ok, but would a 'smart meter'?

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SimCity owners get free game, EA will get A NEW CEO

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Not too shabby

Means I get a game I've been looking at for free....

Expect I'll get downvoted for this too.....

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Modder hacks SimCity for unlimited offline play

Aria
Happy

I actually like it......

Let the down voting commence.....

I actually like the game and find it an accurate simulation of City Hall, not the actual city but the city government. Nothing happens in the expected timeframe and occasionally for no reason at all everything runs smoothly whereas at other times beating your head against a brick wall is more productive.....

When I first received the game I couldn't connect to the servers but waited a few days and now I can plus there is the promise of a free download game, so not so bad.

Disclaimer: I do not work for any of the companies involved.

Go ahead, downvote me for liking it......

Aria,

(CEO, QueenBee, Queen of Omega......)

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En Garde! Villagers FIGHT OFF FRENCH INVASION MENACE

Aria
Headmaster

Ancient news.

Truly ancient, when I worked in Dover and had a BT Cellnet 'brick' it would roam onto French networks when driving along the main road towards Deal, specifically in the dip by the Duke of York's school.

Possibly when the icon guy was HeadMaster..........

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Mobe networks test-drive punter-tracking kit to sling 'better' ads

Aria
Facepalm

wouldn't mind targeted adverts, if they were!

I wouldn't actually object to adverts targeted to my interests, but so far it doesn't work that way.

Even facebook fails to get it right when they know explicitly what I like!!

Case in point; most of my recent web activity has been related to gun control in the States, so I get shown NHS stop smoking adverts. Why?!

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Own a drone: Fine. But fly a drone with a cam: Year in the clink

Aria
Mushroom

Miniature Surface to Air Missile system?

If anyone is worried about being filmed whilst nude then just deploy a mini SAM battery to protect your airspace.

Probably wouldn't even need an active warhead, just the impact would knock the cambot down....

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New cunning linguist computer has got ancient tongues licked

Aria
Paris Hilton

Re: Cunning Linguist

Yeah, but where's the comment about spoken language being composed of simple sounds like ooo, ahhh, mmmm and others....

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El Reg contemplates the ultimate cuppa

Aria
Joke

What a strange idea....

Why would anyone want to drink boiled, fermented leaves with juice from a cow????

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NRA: Video games kill people, not guns. And here's our video game

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yeah, bring back the draft

Especially for all 'anti gun' nuts.

I survived Parris Island, let's see the oppo's do the same, cos then at least their arguments will be based on experience.

"This is my rifle...." etc.

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Aria

What if?

We manage to ban guns and remove them totally from society?

a would be killer will use an axe or a kitchen knife.

so we ban them.

then they use a screwdriver or a pen.

so we ban those too.

Banning things does not stop the root cause of these killings, someone has suffered a short circuit in their brain which has caused them to want to destroy.....

I'm in favor of better checks and more regular checks of licensed firearm owners and stricter penalties for illegal possession/use of firearms.

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Playboy fined £100k by Blighty watchdog for FLASHING SMUT at kids

Aria
Paris Hilton

Re: Determining you age over the internet

Simples. The viewer must have a working webcam so their 'age' can be checked by an 'appropriate person'. Said webcam to remain all at all times to prevent the use of a still image to fool the checker, this will also provide instant feedback as to how good the 'performance' is......

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Microsoft releases first Windows OS in an original American language

Aria
IT Angle

Re: Welsh edition

Don't see why not.

Contact the languages dept at University of Wales aka Coleg Prifysgol Cymru.

Welsh is actually a very good language for speech input/output as each letter group has a fixed sound, unlike English.....

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Google can't use finger-fumble patent to poke Apple - Trade panel

Aria
Mushroom

Nowt wrong with rounders

especially when played with handgrenades....

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Vatican shrugs off apocalypse, fiddles with accounts dept

Aria
Mushroom

Try 2186

The world, as you know it, actually ends towards the end of 2186 when the Reapers attack Earth.

But Shepard has a plan to defeat them.....

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Another Apple maps desert death trap down under

Aria
Pint

IOS Maps is for finding lattes.

It's as I keep saying.

iOS maps is for finding your nearest Barista not for navigating outside of city limits....

I may own an iPhone but I don't use the maps on it...

Beer icon cos there's no coffee mug......

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Apple updates maps to remove Australia’s ghost-city in the desert

Aria
Flame

Appropriate for use?

What will the vast majority of iPhone users use the map for?

To find the nearest place selling lattes or half fat cappucinos....

Anyone who relies on a free mapping app, whether that is Google maps or Apple maps to navigate further than walking distance from civilization deserves what happens. And they are free, you buy a communications device which just happens to have a map app to demonstrate its GPS...

My iPhone runs copilot for use on highways and digital OS maps for navigating off road, I also know how to use a compass and paper maps to find where I am. Hell, I can even use a stick and 2 stones to find North....

Anyone who drives beyond sight of food & water should know how to find their location using only simply technology and what heading they need to reach safety.

Let the downvotes commence ;)

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LG claims UK Ultra HD TV first

Aria
Headmaster

Re: What's it like for skintones?

Actually the bad spelling is the result of trying to type on an iPad when my wrist is strapped up....

and before the jokes start, I'm of the female variety...... (still like looking at boobies though)

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Aria
Paris Hilton

What's it like for skintones?

Well, the adult entertainment industry is the usual tech driver.....

Though I'm more interested in how ell it resolves different shades of blue....

Oh and can you imagine. the size of {insert name} assets? (the obligatory boobies comment elicite upvotes ;) )

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Ten badass brainy computers from science fiction

Aria
Mushroom

If we're talking badass....

There's EDI, Cortana & Rommie.

Surely it's difficult to get more badass than the AI of a warship?

(Mass Effect 3, Halo & Andromeda to save the goggling..)

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Badges for Commentards

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Thumb Up

Re: Cue the +1ers farming votes.

Well said Sir.

(this is in no way a desperate attempt to up my post count ;))

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Aria

Re: Cue the +1ers farming votes.

On the subject of boobies......

does everyone willing to prove they have a pair of the female variety get a bonus badge?

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Jubcropgate: El Reg in snake-fondling nude nipslip outrage

Aria
Paris Hilton

I don't see the problem.....

We've all got them.....

it's just half the population have bigger ones and the other half will do almost anything to see them.

Time for survey perhaps?

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NASA SECRET DISCOVERY ON MARS: Meteor offers possible clue

Aria
Paris Hilton

Re: Could Mars have been hosting life at one time?...

But where's the eezo?

or the asari dancers?

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NASA admits hiding 'really good' news from Martian soil

Aria
Paris Hilton

Re: It's life Jim

Beat me to it.......

Though I'd have added:

What do you expect? A pole dancing asari?

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Boss wrong to demote man over anti-gay-marriage Facebook post

Aria
Mushroom

Everyone should be allowed to be 'married'

I put married in quotes for a good reason.

Marriage is basically: everyone gets dressed up goes to a building where a few songs are sung, readings are made and someone says the equivalent of 'may the great spirit bless your union'.

Civil ceremony is basically: everyone gets dressed up goes to a building where someone says the equivalent of 'the local council says you're joined.'

Spot the difference.....

Why do a bunch of 'old blokes in frocks'. have the right to deny people the first option?

and change 'gay' for any other minority group and see what happens...........

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El Reg mulls commentard icon portfolio shake-up

Aria
Alien

a blue 'hot' alien

Because everyone knows that asari are 'hot'.....

and the Pirate Queen of Omega needs an icon for her posts.........

Usefull for all those stories about alien weirdness and uncertainty principle machines which make female undergarments jump 3 feet sideways......

Just look for images of asari & Aria T'Loak if in any doubt.....

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'Hypersensitive' Wi-Fi hater loses case against fiendish DEVICES

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WTF?

A magnet gave me a headache once.....

But it was an University research one with a field strength measured in whole Teslas......

This beast could wipe the magnetic stripe on bank cards at 10 yards....

So yes some people are probably sensitive to em fields, but at wifi signal strengths? I doubt they would feel anything.

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Rover spots 'possibly artificial' MYSTERY SHINY OBJECT on Mars

Aria
Boffin

It's Prothean

Probably all that is visible of a buried beacon.

Quick someone call Liara......

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Better pay your taxes: The world's NOT going to end this year

Aria
Paris Hilton

First contact?

Date of first contact with an Asari exploration vessel.

(and as all Asari are stunning, blue, female like aliens......)

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Eric Schmidt: Ha ha, NO Google maps app for iPhone 5

Aria
Paris Hilton

Re: It is a popularity contest

Custom vibration patterns.......

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NASA working on faster-than-light drive capable of WARP TEN

Aria
Go

Mars archive?

It's like I keep saying; just get to Mars find the archive (and a certain element) and the Galaxy is open to us...

As an incentive: first group to the bar on Omega get free beer ;)

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Apple's iCloud goes titsup, email evaporates for unlucky 1%

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Flame

Not broken here

Strange, have been receiving email all day via my iCloud accounts....

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Why is the iPhone so successful? 'Cause people love 'em

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Sounds about right

I have both an HTC Desire HD and an IPhone 4s, both are very good phones yet I always reach for the iPhone first....

And whilst both are capable of everything I want from a smartphone, the iPhone just seems to be easier to use.

For instance; it shares its contacts & calendar with Outlook withouhg needing any apps unlike the Desire.

And speaking as a 'techie', (astrophysicist & computer engineer) I want a phone which 'just works'. Why should I waste time & energy making an Android phone do what an iPhone does 'out of the box'?

That is why the IPhone 'wins', it does what people want 'out of the box'.

Though both are well short of the functionality of an Omni-tool......

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Toothbrush fixes ISS’ stuck bolt

Aria

Re: Resourcefulness

Yes, humanity should be on Mars by now.

And who knows what will be found hidden there.....

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NASA: WE'VE FOUND Four-toed NON-HUMAN FOOTPRINTS

Aria
Alien

It's a Krogan's footprint.

But don't worry as the Turians took care of them......

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Optical Express 'ruined my life' gripe site lives on

Aria

Used them 3 years ago

And now have perfect 20 12 vision, including at night.

For the none opticians, I can see clearly at 20 metres what a 'normal' person sees clearly at 12.

I would recommend them, but I also support the site's right to exist as it provides a balance to all their advertising.

If you are thinking about laser eye surgery then go and talk to Optical Express and all the others,

But make your own decision based on the risks/benefits for YOU.

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It worked for me.

Blind as bat past 2 foot before, perfect (20 12) eyesight after.

Many of their employees have had LASIK, go in and talk to them, it's free and you can always say no......

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Saudi royals seek ban on .virgin, .sex, .catholic, .wtf and 159 MORE

Aria
Alien

This is why I prefer Omega.

As there is only one rule on Omega.

(check the name if you don't know it........)

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'Sacrifice another goat!: iCloud is Apple's biggest failure before Google

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iCloud works for me.

Sorry, but it does.

Seamless sync between iPhone, iPad, Android phone & PC running Win7 plus Outlook.

Calendar, contacts, photos, music all just sync.

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BIG BOOBS banished from Linux kernel

Aria
Paris Hilton

Better than the alternative

Speaking as a female and owner of a fine pair of boobs... I'd prefer software to have B16B00B5 rather than a small dictionary......

X eyes anyone? Strange how real eyes are oval in the other direction.......

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iPhone 5 to be skinniest Apple yet SHOCK

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Thumb Down

Until it's implantable and has an Haptic Holographic Interface, I'll be sticking with my current choice of iPhone 4s for music, contacts & photos sync'ed wirelessly via the Cloud and an Android for SatNav & web browsing.

Though shockingly, both are equally as good for touching a contact and actually talking to them....

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Microsoft 'didn't notice' it had removed Browser Choice for 17 months

Aria
Alien

So that's why my browser disappeared!

Turned PC on and this stupid window appeared telling me it had 'without my permission' deleted my browser shortcut and I had to pick which browser I wanted to use.

Surely this is illegal alteration of my PC without my permission?

At least I now know where to target the Destiny Ascension's main gun........

(They broke Omega's only rule......)

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Facebook replaces non-Facebook mail addresses on Timeline

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I don't see a problem....

Personally I don't see what the fuss is about, could be considered a useful security feature as it allows Facebook friends to send you emails without publishing a 'real' email address.

My Facebook page is totally open to all as I only post information I want made public and don't trust Zuckerberg et al to keep anything private ;). So this just gives me another 'burn email' to use on sites I suspect of selling to spammers.

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Mr Sulu causes DDoS panic after posting link on Facebook

Aria
Paris Hilton

Re: From the article and comments, we can deduce 2 things;

I object to statement 2.

Some of us are in fact aliens, damn sexy ones too as all asari are.

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Earth bathed in high-energy radiation from colossal mystery blast

Aria
Alien

Standard procedure

Nothing unusual it was an asari exploration vessel discharging its drive core....

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