* Posts by TRT

6281 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009

California clears way for Steve Jobs' 'private Apple spaceship'

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Was it also...

programmed to crash?

Pass the soap someone...

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Re: Apricot trees?

No, they were made in a factory, sorry, manufacturing facility, just north of Edinburgh... Glen-something. Glenrothes, was it? We visited there as part of a computer course for kiddies run by Herriot-Watt university back in the 80s.

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Re: Apricot trees?

I visited the Apricot factory once.

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BOFH: The back-up backdown smackdown

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Meh.

I didn't think this one was so good. "Age is no guarantee of reliability. Just look at senior management." WTF does that mean? They are older therefore more reliable? Less reliable? What?

And the pain is all in the anticipation of an event anyway. OK, some of it is in the punch the PFY delivers, but resorting to physical violence when simply inducing sufficient paranoia to cause the user to immediately backup 5 fives and therefore run out of space in iCloud or GoogleWhatever or an expensive external HDD...

Far better to get them to dig their own graves.

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Shuttleworth: Why Windows 8 made us ditch GPL Linux loader

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Well anyway...

thank you for flagging that up. That's probably saved me a centimetre of hairline and 16 hours of work when I can't get MemTestGold or an ERP disc or my Win7install bootable USB stick working on a new machine someone's bought.

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Trekkie pays £45,000 for rusty shuttle

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Re: Always the FNG

Rusty Shuttle? Was that the crewman's name? Sounds more like a porn actor.

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Re: Star Dreck

Oh, I'm sorry. Did I say it was only fit to tow garbage? I meant to say, it's only fit to be towed away AS garbage. Ha ha ha ha!

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Boffins pull off room-temp quantum computing with home-grown gems

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Re: A high tech hum?

Or something like Orac.

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Wow!

And it has a cool green glow too! Does it also make a high-tech hum?

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Crafty cuttlefish mimics male and female – at the same time

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Re: But it still doesn't...

Bird brain. There is a reason.

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But it still doesn't...

interest a dead parrot.

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The touchscreens that push back, thanks to Brit hi-fi boffinry

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Well...

you could also use trans-cutaneous magnetic stimulation, but the coils are massive. This does sound like a promising bit of technology.

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41 London tube station platforms now WIRED for Wi-Fi

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Well...

it does stretch a few yards into the tunnels as well, but for free, it's great! And I get better speeds (currently 20meg) on it that I do at home.

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Re: Why?

Pity you can't re-label the Airline mode switch on your device then. Call it "f* off world" or something.

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It would be somewhat useful if...

the WiFi base stations had their geo-locations entered into the various location services's databases. Then Apple's "Find My Friend" app might work to alert you that the person you are waiting in the ticket hall for has just rolled up to the platform, and so on. Trouble is, as the data are crowd sourced and there is not even a whiff of GPS below street level, these access points are not going to end up being included. It could even be useful for the rescue services, lost property etc.

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GPS spoofing countermeasures: Your smartphone already has them

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Re: WiFi MAC database flaw

It's great when you rock up at Euston and the Map.app whizzes you backwards and forwards between Manchester, Stockport, Carlisle and London as you pick up signals from the different Virgin trains.

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Re: @Dave Bell

It even picks up non-SSID broadcast WiFi, WiFi with ACLs, any encryption standard...

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Mighty ROBOT achieves total SUPREMACY over feeble humans

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Re: Actually, a tight-fisted wanker might have sometning!

Knob-rot?

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Re: @AC Blue Scream of Death

His knob went blue and dropped off as he refused to pay extra for the tactile pressure safety sensors. The tight fisted wanker.

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Re: Wanking

I'm reminded of that song from around 30 years ago.

I believe the firstly line went...

"Well the members of the Argentine..."

And IIRC it ended with "whipped margarine".

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Chinese toothpaste biz wants £50k from Apple over 'Snow Leopard'

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Pfff!

They'll be chasing the Dragon 32 next...

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Sozzled Americans nagged by talking urinal cake

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IT Angle

Hmm...

Brings a new meaning to stream playback.

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Join the gov consultation on net porn ... and have your identity revealed

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I completed the form yesterday

and had no problems.

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Microsoft says tablets will trump PCs in 2013

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Mushroom

Re: Coming from Microsoft...

@AC, obviously you are a connoisseur of the vent du pantalons...

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Mushroom

Coming from Microsoft...

It'll smell like a trump.

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Atari turns 40: Pong, Pac-Man and a $500 gamble

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Re: Atari joysticks

They were good, but the plastic presser ring broke too easily. I preferred the Suncom Tac 2.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TAC-2

Which you could take apart and customise with packing pieces if you liked something with less travel.

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"Did 1980s joystick deathgrip give you a claw hand?"

Well, something along those lines... that's what I told my mum had happened when I got wrist-ache. That and "I've been doing soooooo much homework lately."

;-)

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Apple users get pricier hotel options from Orbitz

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Fixed it!

Turn on Safari's developer mode and select to return the user agent string for firefox - windows.

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Chess algorithm written by Alan Turing goes up against Kasparov

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Re: I think I'm hungry

I like my rarebit with both pepper and mustard. Does anyone have the code for this using two condiments?

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Re: I think I'm hungry

START:

WHILE rare_bit = 1

IF available_bytes >= 1 THEN

MOVE bite;

ENDIF

IF available_bytes <1 THEN

MOVE nibble;

ENDIF

ENDWHILE

END:

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Facebook replaces non-Facebook mail addresses on Timeline

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Devil

Re: Fixed it!

Facebook is evil.

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Apple will only reinstate mute kids' app if makers win patent case

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Well...

If SFY win their case, then they can counter-sue the people that sued them for loss of revenue etc. and hopefully get a massive payout which they can use to make their app completely free.

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Stonehenge WASN'T built by ALIENS - Boffins' shock claim

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Re: So...

Rubbish. The last set of stones that were added was a patch for the Y1K bug.

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Campaign to reduce RIM jobs gets underway

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Re: RIM job?

You have to start at the bottom...

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+1 for title.

- several million for IT job cuts.

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Amount of meat we eat will barely affect future climate change

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Mushroom

Re: Bacon sandwiches yes, Cucumber no!

Quite so! And the crust wastage is unforgivable.

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Re: Can I still eat bacon sandwiches?

Well you've already destroyed it for one poor pig at least.

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Re: If God had wanted us all to be vegetarians...

Argh! Yes! I'd forgotten that one! Thank you.

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Angel

If God had wanted us all to be vegetarians...

he wouldn't have made meat so tasty.

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Major London problem hits BT broadband across southeast

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Re: FARADAY again

"So emailed him and reminded him and pointed out the failure again today."

He hasn't got it yet.

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Re: OOPS!

Was that BT or IT's advice?

I want one of Roy's answering machines, BTW.

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OOPS!

Sorry. I accidentally googled Google. Mea culpa.

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Vatican subtly shifts its position on The Blues Brothers

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So do you think...

they'll give "Life of Brian" the seal of approval anytime, too?

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Apple desperate to prevent nightmare scenario of iPad in Iranian hands

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It's simply because...

the country, the entire country, is in violation of Apple's trademarks and copyrights. They won't back down either; seems they haven't learnt from the example of iRaq.

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William Shatner confirms Devon town actually prostitute free

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Re: Punternet only provides reviews,....

There's nothing finer than a seaside cafe meal of beans, sausage, egg, fried bread, frittered spiced pork and ham, and bacon. Or there's...

*definite infringement there!*

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Mad Apple patent: Cloneware to convince trackers you don't like porn

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Re: I suspect...

That was the spooky thing. That and the 2kg bundle of willow that arrived by courier this morning.

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WTF?

I suspect...

That El Reg is staffed and patronised ENTIRELY by these clones anyway. Spooky!

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British Waterways charity mapping data handed to Google for free

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Holmes

Re: Not worth much to Google anyway

So, all the back alleys, footpaths and cut throughs that aren't on Google's maps will slowly become apparent because Android phones will show them in regular use? Cool. Way to go Big Brother! Virtual desire lines.

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I wonder...

if it was made clear that in order to cycle on the tow path, one needs a permit from British Waterways?

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Surface: Because Microsoft does so well making hardware?

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How long will it be...

before it's christened "The headache tablet?"

Paris, because she never has a headache.

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