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Roll up, roll up for the Commentards' Ball

Dabooka
Pint

Well I hope it goes well...

although I don't comment enough, although multiple times a day visitor, to tag along. Plus up Newcastle anyway, bit far for a bevvie.

However, I do like the mock up El Reg pint glass, get them made up and put me down for one. You wanted some ideas for stock in the Reg's shop, yes?!

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Booze and bacon sarnies: A recipe for immortality?

Dabooka
Joke

I call foul!

That is not Newcastle, the crowd have jackets on.

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Good news: 'password' is no longer the #1 sesame opener, now it's '123456'

Dabooka
Meh

It's not just about websites though is it?

Take my work; every 28 days I'm instructed to "change my password for my security"

Before this policy, I used to be use my next door neighbours WPA alphanumeric string for their wifi (we lend each others when the connection is poor!). Can't do that now. Now I use it with an incrementally increasing number at the end, and I'd bet most of my collegues just use 'Password#' and add one once a month. I wonder what is more secure? I'm sure Enigma being cracked was in some small part to a incremental increase being used which allowed the rest to be broken.

I'm not suggesting I have the answer, far from it, but multiple logins at the same place of work, all of which require constant changes, just pushes people to either write them down or make them more simplistic and then repeat it'a usage.

Just sayin', please don't flame me!

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XBOX ONE ROUNDUP-of-the-ROUNDUPS: Everything YOU need to know

Dabooka
WTF?

Is it just me then?

As I took that to be the whole point of it?

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Dabooka
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Totally agree

A 16gb stick loaded with various Shreks (and Disney rubbish) and a splattering of Ben and Hollie / Peppa Pig is a God send in our place, it's nearly always found prodding out the front of the PS3.

As long as you remember to press triangle first....

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Your kids' chances of becoming programmers? ZERO

Dabooka

I love reading articles of this ilk...

mainly becuase I can recall much of the build up and history up to the point I turned 17 and turned my attention to beer and skirt, rather than finishing my A Levels (including CScience). As a result, 98% of the comments section are written in a foreign language to me!

How I lament my giving up on what was once a real passion, in no small part to the boring and lacklustre experience of my CS lecturer.

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BBC's Clangers returns in £5m 'New Age' remake

Dabooka
Childcatcher

I take it no one has seen the Bob the Bastard Builder lately?

My boy watches it and that's all green design now with solar panels, wind farms, recycled material and even organic pineapple growing (I shit you not).

And conveniently none of his significant fleet of heavy plant bellows out as which as a whiff of black smoke.

Bastard.

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Oracle says open source has no place in military apps

Dabooka

Right, I know nothing about software devleopment.....

that's the domain of my missus, I'm just a lowly end user (I know, I know...) BUT

I do know enough that "hidden costs" can't possibly include labour charges, unless you're some kind of brain dead cretin. Surely the number one cost in software development, or indeed the development of pretty much anything, is fucking labour costs?

No?

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Firefox OS update adds performance, polish to Mozilla's webby mobes

Dabooka
Mushroom

Maybe it was designed with T-Mobile / Orange / EE in mind anyway...

in which case MMS is irrelevant as the fuckwits can't ever get it working properly in the first place.

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The Vulture 2: What paintjob should we put on our soaraway spaceplane?

Dabooka
Go

Couldn't care less...

as long as it includes invasion stripes.

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Techno-thriller author and gaming franchise Tom Clancy dies at 66

Dabooka
Go

I have to agree entirely

I love the 'biggies' he wrote; Red October, Red Storm et al, but the Net Force were a little,er, shit. Even at the time of VR glasses being 'imminent' for everyone's home entertainment, they were pretty dreadful. I think I gave up after 2.

Red October was my first grown up book, I recall reading it on the way into school, probably about 1987/88. And the film was my first book adaptation where I'd done the novel first.

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Radioaficionados españoles: Echadnos una mano

Dabooka
Flame

SCORCHIO!

You beat me to it :-)

[icon for heat]

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3D printers stroke LOHAN's shapely midriff

Dabooka
Coat

A trans-national process, that's how the pros do it.....

Surely they should now be shipped to Toulouse, along with all the other components you have scattered around Europe, for the final construction?

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Paypal makes man 1000x as rich as the ENTIRE HUMAN RACE

Dabooka
Stop

Another good reason the World Series doesn't allow foreign countries...

Wasn't it because it's named after the original sponser, the newspaper "The New York World"? Or is that myth?

Either way, it's still a bloody stupid sport. Now I'm off to tune into Radio 4 for Day 1 of the second test at Lords. Now thaere's a PROPER sport....

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What do you mean WHY is Sony PS4 so pricey in Oz?

Dabooka
Happy

Re: I read as far as

Cost me a keyboard too!

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Review: Beagleboard Beaglebone Black

Dabooka
FAIL

Re: Cost.

Eadon?

Is that you?

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The toy of tech: The Mattel Aquarius 30 years on

Dabooka
Happy

Re: Who are we kidding?

Couldn't agree more, we do the same on the PS3 with Worms. Great fun after a night on the ale :-)

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Brit horologist hammers out ‘first’ ATOMIC-POWERED watch

Dabooka
FAIL

Re: Cesium is not radioactive

I'm sure your technically accurate description will go a long way with the chumps at Terminal 5. [pass the gloves] :-)

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Apple to end support for original iPhone: report

Dabooka
Go

Just retired my 2G

Back in November when I got a Razr i. Got it form my mum, and still works well. In the same draw as my wife's N95, also a great bit of kit. Out of the two, the N95 wins my vote.

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New Apple TV may hint at Apple-Samsung divorce

Dabooka
Happy

Re: I had to check if the sky was falling

Asked for that I suppose....

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Dabooka
WTF?

Re: I had to check if the sky was falling

@Simon Harris

Which numpty down-voted that comment?! Simon was spot on

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Twenty classic arcade games

Dabooka
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Re: What was that one called...?

That's my vote, but I always found it lacking in substance and was expensive for what it was. Good novelty value though

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Wannabe infosec kiddies put Enigma Bombe machine to the test

Dabooka
Thumb Up

Re: Correct me if I'm wrong..

Cheers Jim, nice to know I wasn't a million miles away even if the details were blurred in my brain!

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Dabooka

Correct me if I'm wrong..

Which will undoubtedly happen should I be, but am I right in thinking the Bombe was spec'd and created in Poland before the war and then reconstructed? I have vague recollections about reading somewhere that the Poles had got hold of an Enigma before the war and were starting to figure out before the invasion and the crypto geeks came to these shores with the plans.

Or am I barking?!

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Clarkson: 'I WILL find and KILL the spammers who hacked me'

Dabooka
Stop

Surely even the most ardent hater of Mr Clarkson....

can see he's clearly taking the piss here. The Taken quote for starters.

I would not put him in the same Luddite boat as Mr Fry in relation to his understanding of tech

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The best smartphones for Christmas

Dabooka

Re: Razr i

Same here, I like the look and feel and most people comment on how light it is too. Not thought about smart actions for turning off the sync, might set that up. TBH I haven't played with it nearly enough, hopefully I'll have time over Christmas!

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Dabooka
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Razr i

Personally I opted for the Razr, it's a cracking handset although I admit it probably isn't "the best" at any one thing for the experts, it does lots of things very well indeed. It's cheap as you like and it'll do me for the length of the contract, rootable out the box (if that's your thing) and a great battery.

The big problem is the lack of any accessories. Motorola keep saying "watch this space" but quite obviously they have no intention of doing anything now which is piss poor really. Not as much as an OEM case! All I see on-line is generic tat and stuff for the Razr M.

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Peter Moore: IT consultant, Iraq hostage - Part Two

Dabooka
Pint

Excellent article

Really enjoyed reading that. The elements involving the removal of various guards whom he never saw again must have been really tough to deal with, especially with the mock executions he must have been o the edge for ages. His mind must have been battered to bits.

Best of luck, and the after dinner speaker market might be worth looking into after the book!

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English Defence League website 'defaced, pwned' by hacktivists

Dabooka
WTF?

Who needs to release the mebership list anyway?

If there are 37,000 idiots prepared to "Like" the FriendFace page, surely they're being pretty much open about their views anyway.

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Pristine WWII German Enigma machine could be yours

Dabooka
Boffin

Re: Not All Enigmas Had 3 Rotors

I recall reading that the 4th rotor is what game them the big break; Some U-Boats would operate with the 4th rotor disabled for messages encoding on just the three (weather reports I think?) and this allowed them to see the changes between three / four rotor encoding messages and move on form there.

Or something like that, I'm sure someone will be along to clarify / flame as incorrect*

*delete as appropriate

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Dr No, Thunderball, Casino Royale? Vote now for the best Bond film

Dabooka

Re: Dalton fan checking in

Agree in the main, he was let down by some awful script work, direction and utterly terrible wardrobe decisions!

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Dabooka
Go

OHMSS

Contentious though that doubtless is, I kind of agree.

It had a fab plot but let down piss-poor direction and acting. I always feel guilty for thinking it's a good film!

And the Propellerheads did an awesome remix of the theme.

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Microsoft's 'official' Windows 8 Survival Guide leaks

Dabooka
FAIL

Re: Are you for real?

Are you lost or something?

There's clearly nothing for you here, please be a good chap and move along.

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Dredd movie review

Dabooka

Re: Optional

DVD will be your friend....

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Dabooka
Happy

Re: Prelude

I've not seen it yet, but you know, I rather like your positioning of it; I can see how it can make sense and allow me to enjoy it as the no-brainer flick it appears to be, without whining to the missus about how "that's not true to the comic"

Which can only be good news for both of us!

But bloody hell, wouldn't a proper fan version of Dredd be fecking awesome?!

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Dabooka
FAIL

Alas, no CS for me....

as I'm one fo the few unlucky souls unfortunate enough to have a PS3 in Europe, and as such can't download it. Which is such as shame as a few pals and I are looking forward to the nostalgia trip!

If I were Valve I'd be livid at the clusterfuck that is SCEE.

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The Dragon 32 is 30

Dabooka

Re: The BBC has "C64 is 30" and...

loser.

Or was it a joke I didn't get?!

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Dabooka
Happy

I remember picking it up with my mum...

Form (what I recall) was a Tandy in Coventry.

We got the bus back to Nuneaton and plugged it in. Had loads of great times playing Android Attack (with synthesised speech!) and a flash on the cassette claiming it was written in 100% machine code. Along with Space War and some random game where you trained to be a German spy in world war 2, it had quizzes and an assault course and came in huge blown plastic case with what I think was 4 cassettes. I guess it was pseudo-educational, but I liked it nonetheless!

As above mine simply refused to boot in the 90s and has remained dormant ever since.

NB We moved onto a 464 ----> 6128 afterwards.

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Boffins bone up on rover skills as Curiosity speeds to Mars

Dabooka

Re: Consistent units please!

You're right, it's Ssx or nothing

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Dabooka
Happy

but I struggle with the non standard units of measure used!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/08/24/vulture_central_standards/page2.html

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Steelseries SRW-S1 PC gaming steering wheel

Dabooka
Facepalm

I love the comment...

when it was realised that "ultimately, the SRW-S1 is really all about the steering".

No shit.

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Archos 35 Home Connect

Dabooka
Happy

Re: Price

Do me a favour and list some!

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Dabooka
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Actually, it looks more at home in the kitchen

Getting a new kitchen as we speak and looking at upgrading the Pure Evoke 2 to something capable of connecting to the NAS, especially as this has a 3.5mm jack for output.

Especially tempting at £90 on Amazon

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Black Ops has best videogame ending ever

Dabooka
Happy

Re: insert standard shock horror response

Just finished SoR2 on the iPhone after feeling the need for some retro action. Crap ending though, really bad boss. Almost as dire as the ending of Outrun on the 464.

El Reg, it's about time you started running polls on this here forum so we can conduct "proper" charts of this type, but populated with proper answers form a more discerning user base.

See to it I say!

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Troubled Game wins reprieve on debt, mulls axing more stores

Dabooka
Thumb Up

The Grainger Games reference indictaes that anyway, that and the 2-3 little stores in close proximity. Never understood that logic.

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Rainbow Islands

Dabooka
FAIL

Utter tosh

Both the game and the "review". FTW? Really? More like FFS......

As has been said, Bubble Bobble blew this away, despite it's "cutesy graphics".

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Navy pays 2x purchase price to keep warship docked for 5 years

Dabooka
Pint

What's really shocking...

is the inflation calculator link. When I started working in a pub back in the 90s, we sold cask Boddingtons (lovely pint in a good bar) for £1.32, the chepest pint in the pub. Apparently that should now be just shy of £2, not the £3 you'll find in most boozers.

Thieves.

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El Reg in SHOCK email address BLUNDER

Dabooka
Flame

This is seriously unfunny.....

It's one thing being outed as a member of the BNP or finding out I sign up for Strictly Come Dancing updates, but if people were to discover I'm a reader of El Reg?

The shame. I'd never live it down....

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Freeview HD will deliver new IPTV channels this month

Dabooka
FAIL

So I get a Freeview HD box....

and I have to use my internet connection (which is SHIT and despite a max of about 2.5 meg drops out daily) to get "extra" channels? Seriously? And extra channels of what I'm sure will be utter tosh?

FFS....

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Deezer launches stunningly original music idea in the UK

Dabooka

Spoitfy who?

Never been there, loyally stuck with Last.fm for years now.

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