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Governator revives anti-violent video game crusade

Chris

@ Darling Petunia

I've been playing violent video games and watching violent movies for as long as I can remember. Yet I've rarely had any violent encounters - once or twice to defend myself but that's it. Some people are just bad, they're either born that way or made that way by a poor upbringing.

For you, video games appear to provide an easy way to explain away violent behaviour. I disagree - a violent person would still be violent, even if they'd never seen a violent game or movie.

Humans have been hurting eachother for millennia - it's terrible but that's life.

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IR35 tax is a huge failure

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Unhappy

Careful what you wish for!

The current situation doesn't cause a problem for most people. There's a tiny chance that you will get investigated, and even tinier that you'll get caught out by it. It would be nice if the government eradicated this tax without replacing it... but Labour will probably just make things worse. They don't care about our votes, they've been ignoring vast swathes of the public for a long time.

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Wacky Jacqui defends Michael Savage ban

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Happy

@ White Wizards?

Fly you fools!

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BOFH: Spontaneous Legal Combustion

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Gates Horns

Call yourselves geeks!?

I shake my head in despair at anyone who "doesn't get" this article. Unless the art of advanced trolling has somehow leaked out from 4chan and dirtied our beloved reg...

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Army officer tossed laptops into the sea

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Happy

@ Matt D

Sublime, just sublime.

Now tell me about the lady-boys... fascinating creatures...

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Go, Brown, go!

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Flame

Signed

Get him out, get them all out.

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MySpace CEO hits eject button

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Joke

@ Daniel Hall

Agreed. Facebook is popular because it's very useful.

Myspace is not very useful, so I'm not surprised people are jumping ship.

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JG Ballard — 1930-2009

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Paris Hilton

@ Steven Jones

Give us a chance, I've almost finished all the PKD books.

I promise I'll move onto JGB next, how's that.

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BOFH: Grand Theft Auto

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Thumb Up

Ahahaa brilliant

That one had me in stitches - he has to get the toner cartridge anyway, excellent :)

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Hair-stripping fungus threatens future of judo and sumo

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@ Elmer Phud

Excellent RR reference, and completely unexpected!

Basho, good sir!

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Failed Nork rocket bits straddle Japan

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@ Alaska

How dare you disparage Alaska! It's quite close to Russia you know.

/palin

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Moderatrix quits El Reg: Latest

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Heart

No!

Please get her to come back.

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BMW driver follows satnav to edge of cliff

Chris

Oh noes!

I've just bought a BMW. From the comments here you'd think all BMW drivers are the antichrist.

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Oracle raises software prices on IBM's Power6 iron

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@ A J Stiles

Not many jobs out there for those products though.

I'll stick with Oracle, as I'm not the buyer :)

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Obama CIO's 'youthful indiscretion': shirt thieving

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Stop

@ There are lots of criminals on Bama's administration

Do you have any idea how ridiculous you sound? I'm guessing that you do, which is why you're posting anonymously. The man took his punishment, and is now a productive member of society. Or perhaps you think that any crime must be punished for life, no matter how small?

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Sega Mega Drive to be revived next month

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@ Kevin

Well.. you SAY that... but after an hour or two of struggling with the frustrating difficulty of retro games, I usually find myself reaching for the flashier (and yes I admit it; easier) modern equivalents.

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PRS v YouTube: No UK vids, but royalty row runs and runs

Chris
Happy

Who cares?

We should see this as an excellent opportunity for indie acts to get noticed via YouTube. If I wanted to watch Girls Aloud, Kings of Leon, or other such crap, I can turn on my TV at any hour of the day.

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Oracle reaches for Virtual Iron

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@ nobby

It's pretty bloody close though ;)

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Multi-sense VR helmet in development

Chris
Alien

I'm surprised

Two comments and no-one's calling this out as vapourware?

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War, Web 2.0 and the Fail Loop

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Paris Hilton

@ Gareth

Agreed, most of that article was cringeworthy tosh.

Paris, because I want to get in her loop.

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'Gv up txt 4 Lent,' urges bishop

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@ Daniel

If the Queen had said it I'd ignore her too.

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Chris
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Ridiculous

I'll do it if he gives up believing in Sky Beard Man for Lent.

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AVG finally bothers with behaviour-based defences

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Heart

I <3 AVG

It's free and it works well. Why all the vitriol?

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Dominican lad suffers six-day stiffy

Chris
Paris Hilton

@ This is Reg-worthy...how?

You must be new here...

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Hulu's Hollywood overlords force Boxee block

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Flame

Who cares

I'm sick to death of her anyway and her cringingly "random" videos.

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How the Feds shook hands with an internet pedophile

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Nice.

They only reported him to the authorities when he stopped them from hanging out in their beloved channel. If he'd left them alone, his grooming activities would have gone on unchecked.

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Scotland Today in news nipslip outrage

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Paris Hilton

Why all the fuss?

I will never understand why people get whipped into a frenzy over stuff like this.

It's just a nipple! We've all got at least one!

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Minister trashes ex-spook chief's liberty warning

Chris

EFG

Can I please recommend the Epic Fail Guy icon for articles such as these.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m142/jrstubbs/EFG.gif

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Man U fan pwned in Facebook honeypot

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Thumb Down

Whatever you might think...

The sound of those twats laughing about breaking the guy's ankle is enough reason to hate them, this isn't funny, they're just a pair of bullying tards. I hope they choke on their own dildos.

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Brits 'a bunch of yellow bastards', says irate Yank

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@ Suicide

Finland has a higher ratio of gun owners because of the mandatory national service, all male finns are required know how to operate weapons in service of their country. Unlike America, Finland actually WAS invaded by the russians.

The high finnish suicide rate could more sensibly be attributed to the 23-hour darkness they suffer in midwinter. Comparing Finns to redneck americans makes you look uninformed. Suggesting it'd be beneficial for them all to commit suicide makes you look like a complete arsehole.

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Amazon pulls beta tag from PayPal foe

Chris
Black Helicopters

Why all the hate?

I find paypal pretty useful.

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Man accused of trying to kill girlfriend with WiiMote

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Thumb Up

Brilliant!

Whoever decided to use the cookie-monster image is an utter genius. Infact I'd like to be able to use that image whenever commenting on an act of techie domestic violence.

Petition for a cookie monster icon, anyone?

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Gunman leaves flatmate PS3 sale checklist

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Boffin

@ Paul

I read a while back that a surprising number of people survive self-inflicted head wounds, apparently the bullets can be glance along the curvature of the skull or something. I guess in some cases there just isn't enough grey matter to damage, as in Mr Ayala's case.

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Half Life 2 used for firefight fire drill

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Coat

Commendable

Next time there's a fire at work, I'll crouch jump through a burning window and bunnyhop to safety.

+buy vesthelm

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Universal thaws out The Thing

Chris
Heart

Never seen the originals

I have no dount that any modern re-imaginging will be dire toss but seeing the praise that's being lavished upon the John Carpenter remake I'm quite tempted to pop along to Amazon and pick up a copy.

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The A-Team flies into Hollywood

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Thumb Down

Ugh, no.

They might decide to urinate on one of my fondest childhood memories but I won't be joining in.

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Mayor Boris backs McKinnon in extradition fight

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Well well

I didn't vote for BojoCop and I didn't like him banning booze on the tube, but he's absolutely spot-on with this one.

Our goverment should simply refuse to hand over McKinnon. Unfortunately they are utterly retarded, and completely out of touch with what the people want.

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BOFH: A safe bet

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Stop

@ AliBaBa

We could say the same about your post. The first sentence is great, the rest; complete and utter bollocks.

I bid you good day, sir!

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Chris
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I lol'd

Very funny Simon!

I'm surprised by posters saying that the BOfH killing all his enemies is somehow a deviation from the "original" stories. If you go way back to the very first ones he's always electrocuting those who offend him.

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Ubuntu's Shuttleworth praises Windows 7, welcomes fight

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@ Stu Reeves

You'll get no flames from me. I completely agree with you.

+5 insightful !

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Oracle tripped up by 'leap second'

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@ Philip Teale

Finally, someone who knows what they are talking about.

I was having a right old laugh reading some of these.

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US doc demands $1.5m for donated organ

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Joke

Re: not a chance

Well Sarah, all you have to do is take the test, after all there's a 1 in 700,000 chance you could help the guy out! I won't be volunteering though, mine are both worthless.

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Chris
Coat

Don't tell me what I can't do!

He should get Sawyer to sort her out.

(Mine's the one with the Dharma logo)

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It's Sadville: The Movie!

Chris
Dead Vulture

Leave them to it

I don't understand why you care so much about Second Life. I hardly hear about it from anywhere else these days.

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More execs quit Phorm

Chris
Go

I too am leaving

Sorry BT, because of Phorm I am moving to Be. Cya!

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Don't delay: Delete your DNA today

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@ Will Morrow

I assume you're trolling Mr "Nothing to hide".

If not, you won't mind us installing webcams in your bedroom and bathroom. Or have you got skeletons in the closet?

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What the heck is an IT Architect anyway?

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Flame

Don't make laugh

Most of the "Architects" that I've come across have been charlatans, hiding their total lack of technical knowledge behind a smokescreen of bullshit and Powerpoint slides.

Or maybe I've just not had the good fortune of working aside an IT Architect who actually knows what they are talking about?

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Microsoft preps IE 8 for the web-challenged

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Jobs Horns

Firefox!

I wonder why MS still bother with IE... anyone?

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Snipers - Cowardly assassins, or surgical soldiers?

Chris
Happy

Snipers rule.

I don't think snipers are cowardly at all. They often have to make their way into very dangerous situations with no back up, and they serve an extremely valuable function.

As for the "LIFE IS PRECIOUS OMFG" person - a small number of sniper kills on high ranking enemy commanders can prevent a great many more deaths. Lewis did state this in the article, but I guess you'd already made up your mind to rant long before reaching that part.

Anyway I'm more of an AWP man myself. In source of course!

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MySociety puts e-democracy up for sale

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Boffin

Commentards?

How far is this going to go, and what should we call you?

Regitards?

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