* Posts by TRT

6142 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009

Cloud engineering could save humantiy, suggests boffin

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Airships.

Huge dirigibles floating around the upper atmosphere sucking up sea water and turning it into clouds. What a concept...

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Red-faced chip-fryer AMD pulls blog offline after hackers munch 32KB

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Re: "More of a hackette than a hack"

I live in a maisonette.

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Ageing star sucked retinue member to death, evidence indicates

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Re: Nice headline!

Indeed. I was all geared up to find out if that Marc Almond rumour was true or not.

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Facebook sued by Chinese firm over Timeline

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Pfff... errr...

I seem to recall it was a feature of Friend's Reunited as well, back in 1998 I think. And that social networking site from the same era, it makes me think of daisies... what the heck was that called? Green grass? Open fields? Come on, give a guy a hand here!

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NASA picks the target for Curiosity's first road trip

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Mushroom

And then it's...

WHOOSH! with *our* heat ray. WHOOSH!

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High tech toilets receive big prizes from Bill Gates

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Apple already patented...

The crapp store.

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I was looking at these a few years ago...

when I was planning the fit out of my boat.

http://www.envirolet.com/enwatsel.html

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Oh no! Microsoft toilets?

You'll have to wipe your hardware nine times in order to guarantee not to leave any traceable residues.

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First, Google goggles - now the world gets self-censoring specs

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Re: Come back Douglas

He's spending a few years dead for tax purposes.

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Dark glasses...

to match their ortho-docs.

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Re: Blur?

Jew-Junta 2000s?

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Brits obey mobile ads, says mobile ad biz

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The mobile industry is well known...

for talking bollocks, and other strange side-effects of keeping your phone in your trouser pocket.

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El Reg probes pregnant Playmobil lass

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The problem is...

that due to a design constraint they can't cross their ankles.

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Reg readers scrap over ultimate bacon sarnie

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Re: Mustard

Amen to the Garlic Farm triple whammy Garlic Horseradish Mustard. The greatest condiment ever invented for a steak sandwich.

If you haven't tried it, I seriously suggest you invest a few pounds and get some. I know the owners of the farm after meeting them at trade shows and farmer's markets over the years, and they are truly enthusiastic family business people. Support small businesses!

http://thegarlicfarm.co.uk/

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Microsoft: It was never 'Metro,' it was always 'Modern UI'

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IIRC...

a UI is the schoolboy term for a U-turn.

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Doctor Who gets one-off special to mark Time Lord's 50th year on telly

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Alan Rickman...

for the second Doctor and Sean Pertwee for the third.

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Windows worm slips into iOS App Store, climbs into hipsters' pockets

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Re: *bring back El Reg gravestone icon*

If anything, having an iOS app pop up on a routine virus scan on a user's Windows PC that he/she syncs their iPhone/Pod with cannot be a good thing. This is why.

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Re: I'm sorry

Unused data which has no place in an app for iOS.

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Old-timer Odyssey to babysit Curiosity's Mars landing

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Re: About a million to one......

Actually, I was going for MRSA, but you can play with your vibrator if you want.

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Re: Wait a minute. What's that?

The top of the cylinder unscrewed slowly and a creature, the size of a bear but beset with tentacles emerged. A quivering, unearthly hiss emanated from it's leathery lips "Phear us, Earthmen, for we have returned and this time we have Penicillin; mwahahahaha!"

I turned and ran, as fast as I could, at first not knowing where I was going, just allowing myself to be swept along by the stampeding mass of humanity. The,n my senses returning, I fought my way sideways through the press of fleeing man, my destination clear; the hospital at Maidstone where I knew I would find a weapon capable of eliminating the alien horror that had descended.

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Alien

Wait a minute. What's that?

A green flare... some sort of mist.

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Virgin Media's 'bye-bye to buffering' beardy Bolt boast BANNED

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I'm more concerned...

that they said that my area would be doubled in July, and last week the page that shows when you can expect to be uprated changed to show we would have to wait until October now!

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Watch Smarter: video guide to... optical disc drives

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Re: CD virtually ignored!

Look, you wouldn't believe the number of times I've been asked if this here CD can be erased... and I'm still getting them.

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CD virtually ignored!

No mention of CD-R or CD-RW?

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India crowned global spam-spewing zombie king AGAIN

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No Nigeria?

So what's happened to all the cheques I've been sending there?

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Sony delays micro-PS3 and colours current crop

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Re: Say what?

So why not just call it Scarlet? Scarlet is a more specific term than simply red. It's a redundancy. You wouldn't get a scarlet blue, would you?

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WTF?

Say what?

Scarlet red? Is there another kind?

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Skype: Nearly half of adults don't install software updates

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Re: What's "apple on windows"?

Any of Apple's executables compiled for Windows architecture, I think is what he means.

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Re: Goddamn updates

I feel your pain.

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Re: More updates... and still more updates.

SNAFU.

System Normal. Another F***ing Update.

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Is running IT for the Olympics the worst job in the world?

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I expect they will get IT to work...

I'm given to wondering if this 'forced choice" approach to vendors might not stand the project in better stead for it all working than the other way of allowing people to buck-pass, bitch-moan and threaten breach of contract left right and centre. I mean if you've got no choice but to make it work, then that's what you do, right? WW2 spirit and all of that.

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Gov must act on 'innocent' web-browsing copyright timebomb

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Well I just...

hope that nobody sites any case-law in the decision, because that citation may just breach the law.

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Where there's brass, silver and gold ... there's also muck

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Re: “will showcase the great diversity and quality of British food

Also, spaghetti hoops on toast.

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Re: “will showcase the great diversity and quality of British food

Lancashire hot pot, stew & dumplings, roast beef, Yorkshire puddings, more cakes than you can shake a stick at, more ways of cooking chicken and rabbit than you can imagine...

Rat-onna-stick?

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

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Meh...

you've got to make drama now for the Doctor Who actors to do. (1) they can't risk being typecast (2) they have half a year of down-time and you want to keep them on the payroll.

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Blackout

Was dreadful. I was laughing my arse off at the terribleness of the first episode, which I made it half-way through before I had to turn it off as it was making my ears bleed. The last episode, I did kind of watch ten minutes of before I was asleep. It was well acted and well produced, but virtually plot-free. Well, OK, it had a plot, but it lacked a story.

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McDonalds staff 'rough up' prof with home-made techno-spectacles

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Re: Somebody tell La Forge

I hear she likes to get her hands on a Mars Bar.

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Re: Somebody tell La Forge

And then agonise about it to Troy for hours afterwards...

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Re: Somebody tell La Forge

Of course, at this point he could have done with a 6'8" Klingon backing him up...

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Watching Olympics at work? How to avoid a £1k telly-tax fine

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Re: TiVo / Sky Pause?

You might not be watching it live, but you are still receiving it live. See the rules on video recording.

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Re: I still don't get this...

I think it's more to do with the fact that it's a hang-over from the radio license days and they haven't thought of a good enough way of re-writing the rules clearly yet,

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But what about...

all them foreigners what come over here? Even with a battery powered device, they won't be covered because they don't have a home license, and a hotel license doesn't cover portables. I've tried asking the licensing authorities about it, but they won't give me a clear reply; they just keep saying "Oh, your iPad will be covered on your home license", and I say, "But what if I'm a foreigner without a home license?" and they say exactly the same thing again. Pointless.

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Apple finally grabs apple.co.uk – after just 16 years

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Re: If you can guess what Apple will call their next product...

iTV?

Oh...

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Raspberry Pi used as flight computer aboard black-sky balloon

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You didn't title the article...

Pi in the sky. I'm disappointed.

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Skype so sorry for sending that saucy IM to mum instead of pash

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Re: Gah

Amen to that. Who uses the online game facility of Skype? Go on, fess up. *tumbleweed*

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Microsoft 'didn't notice' it had removed Browser Choice for 17 months

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I was wondering...

what had happened to that! I thought it was just being suppressed as I routinely install Firefox when setting up a new machine now.

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US, Iraqi lawn chair balloonists blown out of sky

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On the other hand...

"Excuse me? Hello. Would you mind just taking this rocket motor powered plane up with you and making sure that the fuse lights properly? Thanks!"

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Move over Raspberry Pi, give kids a Radio Ham Pi - minister

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Re: Radio?

Well I'm sure I could cobble together a morse code transcriptor using a RaspberryPi and a shortwave radio...

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Can neighbours grab your sensitive package, asks Post Office

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Can I get a sticker for my door saying...

I don't want to be woken up by a constant stream of deliveries for my Amazon/eBay obsessed neighbour?

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