* Posts by TRT

6163 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009

Long-suffering Virgin Media victims see no end to vid PURGATORY

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Re: Not just video

*BANG!*

Brent: Christ! WTF?!!! WHY DID YOU JUST SHOOT ME IN THE KNEE YOU F****ER!

*BANG*

Brent: OH S*** THE OTHER LEG AS WELL??? FFS, STOP IT!

VM: Data capped.

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Automatic Facebook couple pages: Nauseating sign of desperation

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Re: @TRT

Oh, I'm not. I won't let Facebook make any assumptions about me, because I wouldn't touch them with yours. But assume makes an ass out of u and me. And I think anyone would and should have the right to determine how and when others see their interactions with someone else. It's the online equivalent of someone patrolling the park entrance and supergluing together the hands of anyone who enters the gates as a "couple".

Not only that, but it's a change to an established thing, as the person somewhere here who had "married" someone else for some other reason to do with finding a way around Facebook's interface.

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Re: What's the big deal?

They're making assumptions about the nature of your relationship and imposing a social-norm template on them. That's what's wrong. I do not and never shall be a part of this evil facebook thing.

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"You don't need to be a dyspeptic technology hack to find this nauseating."

Priceless!

Obligatory note:

Facebook is evil.

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Fujitsu: We're not blacklisted by gov, but we want private work

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Seeing as though I can't get Fujitsu fans...

to work with Fujitsu motherboards, motherboards they supply separately for industrial systems, I don't trust 'em any more. They've gone like Dell with proprietary ways of building things.

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Fart-buster underpants selling well among Japanese salarymen

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I have...

a pair of Johnny Fartpants boxer shorts somewhere.

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Word wonks insist GIFs are really JIFs

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Yeah, not like those guys in Cambrije.

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Maybe it should be jay-pay-j?

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Re: Huh?

Not general, "fancy a pint down the pub?" conversation maybe, but for me, as a former tech in an arts and print college, we'd come across it all the time. Like in conversations with DTP lecturers, web designers, students, commercial print clients...

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Re: "g" for "graphics"

Here here. GIF. Hard G. If it was a soft G, it would be a .jif file.

Anyway, someone needs a huj.

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ROGUE PLANET WITHOUT A SUN spotted in interstellar space

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Well, it's going to give the astrologers a new toy to play with at least...

"I was born, under a wand'rin' planet...."

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Apple staff call Taiwanese filmmaker an 'idiot'

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Re: If he deals with Apple he is an idiot

Not him, his publisher.

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Sharp set for 30 BILLION YEN cash injection

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Ya for Sharp!

I'm old school. I have one of their programmable calculators. Lovely. Still works.

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Google, Amazon, Starbucks are 'immoral' and 'ridiculous' over UK tax

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Re: Perhaps Hodgy should take a good look at herself in the mirror?

I suspect the meeting was more of a "You made billions in profits in the UK and I have here a £10 note which is actually your tax return... How did you do it? Come on, there's only 60 days until I have to file my returns."

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Re: If something is a bit wonky...

Bank of Naipples?

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They should throw the book at them...

providing Amazon deliver it on time.

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LOHAN to slip in sexy little black number

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TODGER

Trans-Orbital Detection, Gps and Electronic Release

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Fujitsu: We could run Office on any device if Microsoft lets us

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I've gone off Fujitsu...

Their hardware division has gone all Dell suddenly. I wouldn't bother with them.

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Star Wars VII: The Disney Movie signs Toy Story III script genius

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Re: Fresh Darth of Bespin.

Ack. More holes than the Death Star V2.0

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Fresh Darth of Bespin.

PS... the only made the *spit* prequels to make ROTJ look better. I tried to watch it again this weekend... couldn't manage it. I mean, what's the point of wearing forest DPM and dragging a shiny golden droid with light up eyes along in your party? Has no-one ever heard of spray paint in that universe?

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'Perfect' INVISIBLE SHED stuns boffinry world

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Re: Be careful where you leave it

Well, if you just wait a few weeks, you'll see the outline of it on the grass which will have grown two inches by now because you can't find the lawnmower.

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Liberator: the untold story of the first British laptop part 1

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Re: Ah, geeks

Hmm... anyone remember the Oric? (Orac)

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Tech support blog removes Toshiba manuals after legal letter

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Re: Thank you Toshiba!

Surely attempting a repair WITHOUT the correct information is more dangerous? I've sometimes had to resort to prying a laptop case open with brute force as there was no clue where to apply the magic touch, resulting in broken plastic shards and insecure cases once reassembled.

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LOHAN slips BRA over BOOBIES in ballocket backronym buffoonery

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FACEPALM

Firing

And

Control

Electronics/

PAyload

Launch

Manager

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COntrol and Release Electronics

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Main

Aeronautic

Control and

Acquisition

Board /

Release

Electronics.

Although Haku's APPLE might refer to the whole system, the main board would be the APPLE CORE.

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HP warns consumers: Don't downgrade Win8 PCs to Win7

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Is this really news? I've found this to be the case ever since Vista was launched, which was the first time I looked at the issue, TBH.

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Apple removes apology-hiding JavaScript from UK website

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It needs a new name...

an Applogy.

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ALIEN DETECTION was SUPPRESSED by the BBC - top boffin

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Alien

Re: They did still do it

Yeah, but I bet they made you put a four second delay on the transmission in case some alien called Matt Bianco a bunch of 1cars!

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BBC in secret trial to see if you care about thing you plainly don't

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Re: DAB

Dynamite Audio Big.

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AM/FM...

I feel so excited.

Now, it's music I've found...

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Medical scan record that the NHS says will cost £2k to retrieve: Detail

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Re: Feature film archives

"another civilization might get to appreciate The Red Shoes where they will never see The Phantom Menace"

There is hope for the future, then.

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The genetic button that could turn a WOMAN into a CHIMPANZEE

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Re: STOP THEM NOW

even then they would STILL invent depilatory cream.

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Fujitsu Technology Solutions CEO throws in the towel

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Was he the one responsible for 12V only PSUs?

If so, good riddance.

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Sony promotes Vita with QUAD-JUBBED WOMAN

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Re: ahem indeed

it looks like she ran into a wall full tilt.

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Re: Ahhh, the French

haut couilles

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Inside the iPad mini: Pray you never have to open one

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+1

for the Duchamp reference. Nice one!

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PC builder Lenovo to pump iron, invade hefty biz systems sector

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Yes, but...

Lenovo were the last of the big builders to keep ATX compatible PSUs in their boxes. Now they've gone the way of HP, Dell, Fujitsu etc. and have started building with 12V only.

The problem comes in two forms.

First, as a medical university, our supply is on the hospital grid which gets taken down dirtily every month. This inevitably FUBARS the PSU of anyone who forgets to completely unplug their computer. After encountering this phenomenon, I now keep a couple of brand new 500-600W ATX supplies in stock for a 15 minute recovery. With 12V only, I have to order the part in and it can take three weeks to fix.

Secondly, if someone wants a super-duper workstation for graphics, I can no longer buy an off the shelf build, like a top of the line i7, strip out the PSU, add a top notch graphics card in there and put in a PSU to match. I'm having to scratch build systems with the inevitable "this mobo etc. is out of stock" issues meaning returning half a dozen matched bits to the supplier and a three week wait for replacements.

No-one can tell me which models still have ATX supplies, or which will come with 12V only.

Soultions: they should build the spec the customer asks for rather than tell them, no, you can't have that model with an ATX supply, or the PSU makers are going to have to start upping the watts and making a second "standard" of PSU.

Why is ther eno rage icon?

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Apple turns off Siri’s potty mouth

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Re: Where did Siri find the info?

Apple Location Services, of course! User tracking based on search history, contacts list and dialled number log.

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Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid car review

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Re: Close...but no cigar

The redesign of the cabin between the Gen 2 and the Gen 3 was a backward step IMHO. With the Gen 2 you could slide from the driver's seat to the passenger's easily. Heck, you could even have a bench seat in the front if you fancied! The display was simple and clear, everything was on the MFD with just 8 mode buttons.

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James Bond doesn't do CGI: Inside 007's amazing real-world action

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Tube trains

Just a pity they didn't do a bit more homework on tube stocks. Wrong type for that line and the lights would have gone over to EM as soon as the pickup shoes left the traction rail, plunging the carriages into near darkness. And a disused station on the Met line? Hmmm...

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Kick your computer... before it kicks you

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Re: I have found that machines work better with a dent in their case...

True. I fixed a whole room of misbehaving Dell GX1s by hammering a dead 486dx into the "acoustic deadening material" * in one of our DTP classrooms before I re-ghosted the standard image. I called it "my embedded processor demonstration".

*(those old 1970s paper-fibre wall tiles with a relief map of the Grand Canyon on the surface).

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Ah, the perversions of inanimate object.

Mother f***ing c*** of a son-of-a-***** keyboard!

Anyway, as I was about to say, there was some rationale to thumping the old CRT to make the field coils wobble slightly and get the field up to ignition strength. And as for sticktion in the old PDP disk packs, cold-booting was more or less an accurate description!

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Better luck next time Blofeld! Five Bond plot myths busted

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This report worth reading...

if only for the line "a master criminal trying to twock a submarine."

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N00bs vs Windows 8: We lock six people in a room with new OS

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Re: TIFKAM tiles and colours?

I was just coming to leave a "Can you change those colours?" comment. It looks like some crazy 8-bit palette. Bright Magenta should be firmly confined to the Spectrum era; this is the post-Ceefax generation.

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No GPS in the iPad Mini Wi-Fi: People are right to criticise

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And it won't even cache the WiFi location database for very long anyway thanks to all the complaints about iOS keeping a location track history forever. The complaints weren't about the fact it kept them, but the fact it kept them unencrypted.

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Microsoft's 'official' Windows 8 Survival Guide leaks

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"From the Metro Start menu that isn't a Start menu, type "Default" and start the Default Programs application"

Type? What's that?

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WHITE WHALE spent 4 years trying to tell us something, then stopped

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does a sentient animal taste nicer...

Well, if we could breed an animal that wanted to be eaten and was capable of saying so clearly and distinctly...

God, this article is just a total Adams-fest!

Icon: Peril-sensitive sunglasses.

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I just LOVE Server 2012, but count me out on Windows 8 for now

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Talking about Enterprise users...

Picard, tongue sticking out of side of mouth... "Gah! Picard to Data. Data, can you come in here and help me with this damned PAD, please?"

Data (enters) "Captain?"

Picard "Ah, Data. I'm trying to launch the ship's fuel consumption app, but it keeps coming up in windowed mode."

Data "That is correct, Captain."

etc etc etc.

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Young Frenchwoman desperate for fat pipe tumbles out of window

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Re: What happened to the laptop?

her lap or the machine?

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