* Posts by Fogcat

170 posts • joined 1 Oct 2007

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Durham police demonstrate DNA will stuff you

Fogcat
Boffin

They're tiny anyway

"Its chemical formula is one molecule different to ecstasy"

Is molecule a misprint? Did they mean atom? Otherwise ecstasy is one molecule away from a lot of things.

2009's Top Personal Media Players

Fogcat

More storage please

Can someone other than Apple make a pocketable music player with more than 60Gb of storage please. until then I'm sticking with my upgraded Iriver H140 (now H160).

Tories oppose charges and speed cameras

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Call me suspicious....

But

"In a move that would affect the introduction of computerised average speed automatic numberplate recognition cameras... "

If you just happened to have the country covered with a network of number plate recognition cameras... what are the chances of them being used to "prevent terrorism"?

Smut downloads pound Japan's 3G network

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Pint

You're doing it wrong

"One such smutmonger, Soft On Demand, has ..."

The company name doesn't inspire confidence in the product.

Police headcams burst into flames

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Flame

Hotheads

Playmobil... or it didn't happen

Acer extends Aspire One netbook line with 11.6in model

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Daft name - but ....

I've just tried "easy peasy" linux (1.1 RC1) on my AAO - booting from a USB trive to test it out and it looks preety good. Wireless works out of the box - and better than Linpus in that it will find adhoc access points. The launcher can easily be switched off and on to give a normal desktop if you prefer that.

Online data shows netbook demand rocketing

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@M7S

Which Asda still has them in stock? vanished incredibly quickly up my way.

Artemis Fowl scribe to pen sixth Hitchhiker's novel

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Unhappy

Why?

Just why do we NEED another HHGTG book? Surely it couldn't just be for sordid commercial reasons only? Could it?

Hadron boffins: Our meddling will not destroy universe

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Happy

Ahh Fridays...

Can you bottle what ever Lewis is on and sell it at the C 'n' C - I want some!

And I think we need a coffee/keyboard icon. Class action case anyone?

Suprise at spelling snafu sanctions

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Ole hatt

Nigel Molesworth esquire pieoneared this form ov speelling in the 50s- As any fule kno

Sky One to resurrect Blake's 7?

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@Lickass McClippers

Battlestar Galactica is the only example of a remake (or re-imagining) being better than the original. But you've forgotten one important factor about this announcement... SKY... the people who are bringing back Gladiators.

BBC vs ISPs: Bandwidth row escalates as Tiscali wades in

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@Nick Palmer

I'm assuming you're not Nick Palmer my MP because you're not sitting on the fence.

FIPR: ICO gives BT 'green light for law breaking' with Phorm

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Alert

@AC

I agree - write to your MP - or email them, get them sending questions to each other, point out to your MP that all their web mails will get diverted through Phorm.

letters and emails and constituents are the main interface between themselves and reality for a lot of them and a few letters can have a surprisingly large effect - so let them know their voters are angry.

You can mail them from here

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/

Boy burned in PSP trouser blaze

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A Market Opportunity

Could this be a prototype test? I know a few teachers how would love a gadget that could ignite batteries in mobile phones, PSPs etc.

eBay: 'We will lower listing fees'

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@John Stag

Assuming you can read, why is this a problem? You know the final price before buying...

It's not a "problem" as such it's just that if I sort the list of results from a search by price to see who's doing the best deal it doesn't take the postage into account.

It's annoying rather than a problem. Even more annoying when the postage is a "see item description"

Traffic snags on Juniper router glitch

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Alien

It mus be Friday

Am I the only one who misread the headline and expected to read a piece about some sat-nav kit sending a driver to Slough via Jupiter.

Apple TV 160GB media player

Fogcat

Still missing a lot of things

I've had an old Phillips Streamium for ages that does an excellent job. It connects to any uPnP servers so I can view the content on my NAS (A Terastation running TwonkyMedia) with having to have the PC on; why would I want a hard disc that my content wouldn't fit on?

The menu isn't as pretty as the Apple looks and it doesn't handle HD but as I'm now looking around for an HD compatible upgrade I'm surprised at how little progress the market seems to have made since I first "streamed". DivX is still not common, all sorts of format conversion seems to be required, and every vendor wants you to install their own media server.

Oxygen pollution began earlier than we ever thought

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@David Ralston

Oh please oh please.... let's see the scientific evidence for giant frogs. A link will do.

Boffins: Dark times for application development

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Stop It!

Two uncalled for "boffin" usages in a day?

I'm starting to believe that boffin should be reserved for egg-heads that do something physical. If it doesn't move, whirr, bubble or explode it's not proper boffinry.

Dead woman's medical records case could undermine FOI law

Fogcat

Boffin?

I don't think a privacy expert can be called a boffin can they? Let's not dilute the word.

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