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* Posts by Green Nigel

32 posts • joined 18 Jul 2012

Scientists discover supervolcano trigger that could herald humanity's doom

Green Nigel

Re: Balloon

True, but this balloon is not regular in shape, material type, temperature, strength & pressure. So where you stick your tape is going to be critical, and could make things worse and of course it can't loose it's stickyness

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Mushroom

Balloon

Ever tried venting a balloon by piercing its skin!

This is the risk you take by franking around with things you don't fully understand!

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Acer silences Thunderbolt

Green Nigel
Meh

Re: Backups

eSata has served me well for backups & large file transfers. Unless there is an urgent need I will not be aquiring a no faster & much more expensive Thunderbolt connection.

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Dead STEVE JOBS was a CROOK - Judge

Green Nigel
Meh

Re: In the eBook market

So they will then, in the interest of fairness, add 20% to paper books!

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YES, Xbox One DOES need internet, DOES restrict game trading

Green Nigel
Trollface

The Game shop sketch

'E's not pinin'! 'E's passed on! This console is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! 'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies! 'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! 'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!! THIS IS AN XBOX ONE!!

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Trollface

XBox 360 update

that will also prevent un registered game use in the pipeline?

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Green Nigel

XBoxed

X Box nOne for me.

Have MS boosted the old second hand console market values?!

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Green Nigel
Big Brother

Re: Microsoft: "We're always listening to our customers"

Listen, extend, embrace, extinguish!

XBox One or 101?

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Oz chap blows his own Google Glass

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Happy

Is'nt a Band Aid the traditional fastening for modding repairing specs?

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Green Nigel
Happy

Re: You'd never want to

You have watched too much Futurama as you have just described Mom's Eye Phone!

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Review: Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 WinPro 8 tablet

Green Nigel
Unhappy

Battery Hot Swap gone?

Although the battery swap on a tablet is welcome, as it is not specifically mentioned by yourselves or in their specs, the hot swap feature is not on this. Not unreasonable with weight & space constraints, but a shame none the less.

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Green Nigel
Unhappy

Screen brightness factor.

Two specs vital for field work that were needed to be confirmed in your test.

1. The legability of the display under direct sun light ( is 800 cd/m sq quoted in specs enough?)

2. It is capable of working in temps from -20 to 60 c & I assume high values of relative humidity by its IP65 ?

Both these factors would render most laptops, tablets & netbooks as useless for field work even before taking into consideration impact & dust/moisture resistance.

Appologies if I missed this!

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Fried-egg sarnies kick off Reg man's quid-a-day nosh challenge

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Trollface

Re: Amateur!

From my school days!

Question, "What goes in dry, comes out wet & gives pleasure for two?"

Answer, " A tea bag!"

After everyone has had a polite chuckle chip in "Ha ha! Fooled you all, it was a willy!"

"

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Pirate

Re: Does this £1/day include energy costs ?

Cooked rice is a common source of food poisoning. It should be cooled directly after being fully cooked, then stored in a fridge for no more than one day.

The risk is that spores of Bacillus Cereus remain on partially cooked rice, which germinate into bacteria. These will then multiply and may produce toxins that cause all manner of nasty side-effects. Reheating the rice won't get rid of these toxins, so the longer cooked rice is left at room temperature, the more likely it is that bacteria, or the toxins they produce, could stop the rice being safe to eat.

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Look out! PEAK WIND is COMING, warns top Harvard physicist

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Flame

Re: Sack the earth huggers. Build more nuclear.

All this talk of Facts! One can only quote Probabiliies that we do or do not have an effect on global warming.

I believe its less likely given the quality of the curreent evidence, the understanding of the climate is clearly not there yet, but the consequences of being wrong are potentialy disasterous so have some sympathy for precautionary measures.

I'm more worried that we do not & therefore have little ability to correcting it!.

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APPLE: SCREW YOU, BRITS, everyone else says Samsung copied us

Green Nigel
Flame

Re: "overall design of extreme simplicity".

No humble pie, just Cook some Apple crumble!

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Why is solid-state storage so flimsy?

Green Nigel
Pint

Re: I’m worried that I under-specified the hard drive in my new notebook...

Or was was it half empty, of course that makes you an optimist with a SSD!

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Retailer leaks iPad Mini price list starting at £200

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Thumb Down

Apples & Pears

The lack of sd slot on any tablet, is a deal breaker for me, why do I not want to use the cloud or even a local one to stream ect? No thanks, forced on to their retail outlets or forever shuffling, squashing in files to & from, is just a clunky time wasting solution, especialy if you want to do anything away from an internet connection. This becomes even more cronic & unworkable with just the 8g (4g usable) to play with.

Is this why the 32g Nexus is set now to release & replace the 16g, (rumoured for the same price of £200? & the 16g to replace the pointless 8g!)

An 8g iPad mini @ £200, (£250 more likely + £20 for the Lightning adaptor), would be just a browser/reader at best, I can't see Apple releasing such a castrated beast.

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Why British TV drama is crap – and why this matters to tech firms

Green Nigel
Pint

Repeats

It wasn't just me who remembered the first showing of "Survivors"!

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Green Nigel
IT Angle

Re: So what about these?

Being Human did have a simple local charm & humor to its first series, sadly the ideas ran out and it resorted to looking up its own arse and cliches in subsequent series to such an extent that the main actors left. Torch-wood, has in some episodes, replicated this pattern.

Art is often best in what ever media, in the expressing, wanting to share personal ideas, interpretations & feelings. Knowing when to stop is almost as important as the technique in execution, go too far & you kill it.

Unfortunately ( for us) when they have a winner, the relatively small production companies used, not totally unreasonably want to maximize profits in order to survive until the next hit.

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Green Nigel

All the Worlds a stage

Art imitates reality? but reality is cheaper and thats how the TV executives like it!

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Green Nigel
Black Helicopters

Re: British TV drama is NOT crap

Looking at the time scale, is this an increasing result of outsourcing to outside production companies, who have to make a profit to survive?

Add to your list, but not BBC, Primeval, a lot of fun but appears to be cut through production costs.

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Olympic Security cock-up was down to that DARN software

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Mushroom

Conspiracy theory No 3

In response to new intelligence on the terrorist threat, security level has been raised significantly. In order not to cause alarm and ruin the games, Mr Buckles was told to cut the number of Q4S security staff, so the army can smoothly be put in their place. The guys a hero!

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Green Nigel
Big Brother

Re: G4S nee Group4 Security

Yes, the standing joke then was that they were originally called Group 5, but lost one.

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Green Nigel
Big Brother

Re: Buckle up, its going to be a bumpy games.

Firstly he has a reputation of being straight forward, to the point of bluntness, Now whether he has chosen to remain so, in order to take the blame away from G4S by eventually resigning, is an idea, as refusing his bonus & pay for the Army/police has not pacified anyone especially the establishment & they are reliant upon their contracts. Alternatively it could just be that he hasn't the ability of a certain newspaper proprietor to not lie, but be disarmingly economic with the truth.

I am also interested in the relationship between the successive administrations and what appears to be a company that has such a well documented checkered history, yet receives a constant stream of contracts, Also with the city whose analysts have awarded it a place in the Footsie, yet can demonstrate publicly such flat footed management, poor organizational skills & judgment. Glad to see our pensions are in such capable & safe hands!

I have only limited sympathy for him based on how the MP's treated him, but sorry is not enough & he is sure, even at worst to walk away with a handsome package & solid gold pension.

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Green Nigel
Megaphone

Buckle up, its going to be a bumpy games.

Say what you like, but from the outset Mr Buckles has put his hand up, admitted liability, tried to fix it & put money where his mouth was by paying the armies costs & rejecting his bonus (ok only £1m wages this year).

I watched him being humiliatef at the select committee by self rightious set of MP's & thought, those who shout the loudest often have the most to hide, so what are they not telling us again (Teresa!)

As this contract is only 3% of there buisness & he has lifted the company from relatively modest beginings, then view our successive goverments performance , Mr Buckles intregrity is intact & a refreshing example to the recent parade of arrogent, greedy, corrupt, seedy, parasitic bankers, newspaper owners,reporters, Mp's, ministers ect,ect who are called the great & the good.

Remember, we are all in it together, except some of us are in deeper than others.

Oh yes, the software was not suiable for the task with the resoures available.

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