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* Posts by Peter

23 posts • joined 25 Jun 2007

Snacker discovers Nokia phone in crisp packet

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round adhesive pad

Sounds to me like one of those fake phones which are stuck on with a round adhesive pad and a piece of stout string to enable it to be 'handled'.

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Ten of the Best... laptop stands

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Ikea laptop stand!

You missed noticing this -

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/60115791

Cheap, and works extremely well for mornings in bed...

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Who reads The Register?

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BOFH?

WHERE IS BOFH???

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Lapland New Forest website suffers 'unusual technical problems'

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Here's the snow

http://www.hypergurl.com/snowmaker.html

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Jamming convicts' mobiles works

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I'd have one...

I'd use one anytime I was on a bus or a train, provided it was pocketeable.

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Geeks whup Marine ass in Call Of Duty 5

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Rubbish!

So where were the brits, australians, new zealanders, south africans, french, poles, czechs etc. Funny how the yanks 'convieniently' forget what really happened for their own ego centric version of the world.

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UK puts £55m into disabled parking reform

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Disabled badge

Provided the badge displays the front side, and the clock card, and it is within the set time limit, it is NOt ALLOWED to move (tow away) the vehicle.

BUT there are many roads where the markings are very badly deteriorated so that the yellow bars at right angles to the yellow lines are no longer visible, and that will get you a ticket...

In my local Sainsbury it is remarkable the number of young healthy people with expensive cars (BMW etc), often playing the nastiest music, parking as close as possible and totally ignoring the reservation of disabled spaces.

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Facebook picks Dublin for international HQ

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Stupid comments

I note that the majority of comments so far have been about the Irish/Dubliners ability to drink. Which does not assist or improve the comprehension of others who may be considering moving to these parts.

My comment left some time ago today about traffic in Dublin seems to been ignored by the Reg. Why?

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Awfull traffic and still no Ikea!

The town is absolutely stuffed with traffic, really really impossible to get around. And it gets so much worse at commute time. There is some help with the new road and the tram service, but only if you live and work in the right places. Otherwise expect a ridiculously long commute.

As soon as you get outside the town the roads become narrow 2 tracks with very little defined edges (no kerbs). The ever present mud is thrown up on the road edges and on the (tiny!) road signs. Everyone has a car with a filth covered rear screen.

Oh and Ikea STILL haven't got there!

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Ivan O'Toole? That's nothing, snorts Hugh Jass

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Silly names

Late 60s there was a guy in the RAF in Gibraltar. His name was something Hardly-Stiff, but he always pronounced it Hardly- Styf...

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Tech woes threaten NASA's Moon plan

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Chestnut?

'NASA's plans would shortchange astronauts' daily water needs, giving them only two liters a day when medical experts say they need at least 2.5 liters".'

I thought that was bollox now. Some American did a study in the 50's and concluded the human body needs 2.5 litres of liquid a day. This includes ALL liquid intake, but is usually (wrongly) taken to be water requirement.

The (real) arab guys I have met exist on a much lower water intake than 2.5lt.

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Jacqui Smith kick-starts yoof ID debate site, site kick stops

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Well that's pretty poor.

Following my first attempt to log in to mylifemyid.org I sent a comment to the Register saying I thougt that as a life long petty criminal, vandal and sex, drugs and rock 'n roll enthusiast I should be able to have a say in the yoof dedate...

I then went back to the site (without reboot or anything) and this time said I was 20 yrs old and using my same email address was able to complete my registration and can now contribute.

What a load of rubbish!

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More bollox

Despite my experience with many years of petty crime, vandalism, sex, drugs and rock 'n roll they won't let me contribute to the debate. Too old!

WANKERS!

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Police likely to ignore Brown's cannabis changes

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Lethal?

The last time I remember being particularly concerned by this was at the IOW Festival, the year Jimmy died.

Based on the published figures I worked out that a lump of hash the size of a telephone box would be needed for everyone to have a quid deal.

At the same time it was widely accepted that the only way for hash (Good knock-out sticky Afghani or Nepalese temple balls) to kill you was for an elephant to sit on your head.

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Love and peace all.

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El Reg celebrates 10th birthday

Peter

Hurrah.

Congrats, thanks, and keep up the good work.

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Teachers crucified by coughing pupils

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Windups

I had a metal 1ft ruler at school, and the 'music' room had a concrete floor. I eventually got the master so wound up as to smash the gramophone record off the turntable and send me (yet again) to the headmaster.

Result!

Personally I greatly preferred getting the cane to either lines (boring) or worse the dreaded 'letter to my parents' which punishment went on for weeks. With the cane you also got the bragging rights...

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DAB: A very British failure

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DAB didn't work for us...

I bought one for the other half to wake up to. Alarm clock + perfectly tuned radio. Had to take it back for a refund.

1/ You couldn't set the thing to any other than the (automatically) correct time. Other half has this weird way of setting her alarm so it shows and goes off 1 hour early - then she is really properly awake in time to get up (Yes I know, but works for her though!)

2/ The DAB is out of sync with AM or FM so you need to upgrade all (3 at least in our house) the receivers otherwise they sound awful. And the signal heard via freeview is yet again at another timing.

Why the hell can't the techies get the chimes of big ben to go off at the same time? They all originate at the same time!

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Vote now for your fave sci-fi movie quote

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Marvin...

WHAAT!!! No Douglas Adams quotes!!!

Shame on you.

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Thais rate rat 'better than chicken'

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Good idea too

With the excellent press reports of rat being eaten in Thailand, and bearing in mind all those foodies eating grey squirrel... This needs to be better advertised and I hope these foods will shortly be seen commonly in Sainsburys et al. Could help solve some of the pest problems in this country. Oh and there are those crayfish things - they need to be eaten too.

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EU to ban the patio heaters that ate the planet. Not.

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Patio heaters

If they hadn't banned smoking in pubs/restaurants etc and instead had legislated for separate, well ventilated areas for smokers then there wouldn't all be this stuff about banning patio heaters.

On the other hand, I've never before in my life seen so many places now putting a few tables and chairs or benches outside eating and drinking establishments. It used to be virtually impossible to enjoy café culture in boring old England, now every tin pot greasy spoon down our (low end) High Street has facilities, and the upmarket ones have heaters too.

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Navman S30 satnav

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Would it be too much to ask...

Would it be too much to ask us less informed people exactly what is covered on the maps, how (and how much) if i change to another country eg France then Spain. They don't even seem to have that info available easily on the website.

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Las Vegas crooks go mad for copper

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Stealing copper

Last Xmas we came home to no telephone service. Turned out some **** had stolen the ancient (and rather horrible) collection of telephone cables running down the outside of our block. We have the older style of flats with outside stairways and individual front doors. They'd done both 'sides' of the block.

They were replaced within a week or two with new (tidier) cabling but running in the same location and similarly exposed. (good old BT)

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Patientline results prompt share meltdown

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Patientline ripoff

I've had to spend some time in hospital recently. My objections to the Patientline service are -

The Telly screen is an oldfashioned flat screen with poor viewing angles and poor contrast. On well lit broadcasts eg BBC it's 'almost' acceptable, by the time a movie has been processed from US to UK it's virtually unwatcheable.

There is a limited selection of channels available, seemingly collected from Sky as they devote a whole channel to advertising for Sky. (Nevermind the weird foreign channels like Rumanian!)

If you try the internet (and it's a bit of a pain using it) you'll find that content like Flash, pdf etc don't work.

If you go to their complaints page and go through the seemingly endless series of questions, when you eventually arrive at the end, the web page crashes without saving anything.

The bloody nasty screens ALL come on automatically at about 8am. Although soundless they run continuous advertising with rapidly moving images to grap your attention. You have to get out of bed and go round the ward turning the bloody things off before you can get any peace.

Sadly a proportion of idiots put money in the things then run it all day with the sound on 'speaker' and a dreadful choice of daytime shit. It makes rest and recovery a serious strain for the rest of the ward.

Most people are now using mobile phones in hospital - although a few wards are still concerned about eg heart machines. Occasionally a senior nurse will have a strict(er) policy about mobiles - then you just wait until she's out of earshot...

The same proportion of idiots who run the TV on speaker (they can be used with headphones) seem also to have the most intrusive ringtones on their mobiles which they then use frequently to ring a receive calls from ;friends', make drug deals etc.

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