* Posts by TRT

6423 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009

Apple adds gay and lesbian icons to iOS 6 messaging

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All I can say is thank God it comes as an option that I don't have to use or see.

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Girl Geek Dinner lady: The IT Crowd is putting schoolgirls off tech

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Re: Sexist joke alert

Apparently in an episode of ST:TNG (Qpid) the male cast members were given swords to fight with, but Deanna and Beverley weren't... and they were the only actors who actually *were* trained in fencing. Mind you, ST:TNG is getting on a bit now.

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Raspberry Pi IN THE SKY: Wallet-sized PC is disaster drone brain

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Re: Flying WiFi access point?

So you tow the relays in by air and clamp them to appropriate fixing points, creating a chain.

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Flying WiFi access point?

I mean, a hovering internet relay system to re-establish communications in an area with devastated infrastructure... could be useful.

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World+dog discovers hi-res aerial maps, thanks to Google and Apple

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Re: Four-inch feature??

Is there anyone with 4 inch diameter nipples? So, what's all this about spying on topless sunbathers then?

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Apple's Retina Macs: A little too elite?

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Re: Really?

I know one guy who used to decamp to various ski resorts for the ski season, with his MacBook Pro, and would make a living shooting "extreme sports" style DVDs for the Kensington crowd. Spend a day on the piste shooting footage, edit it overnight, burn a DVD for them next day, all for £100-200. Split between a group of friends, it was a nice souvenir.

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Windows is the OS of the cloud, says Microsoft

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Re: Windows is the OS of the Cloud

Clouds also take a leak all over the population.

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Re: Windows is the OS of the Cloud

Let's see... a cloud is a floating mass of condensing water vapour, and a Windows OS that is completely painless and a joy to use is vapourware... Yes, I get where they are coming from.

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Apple Passbook card-'n'-ticket app paves way for iOS e-wallet

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Hmm... I wonder when they'll start charging a fee for in-App display of tickets or some such mechanism?

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Microsoft so sorry for limp wedding tackle gag gaffe

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Re: Does that mean

Manipulation of a lot of dicks? Windows marketing department.

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CERN confirms neutrinos don't break light speed

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Unhappy

So not the first step in creating a Warp Drive then?

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Re: Try that with mythology (aka Religion)

Would you mind taking this discussion over to Yahoo! Answers! please? That seems to be the forum for this kind of mass debating.

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US Navy buys Linux to guide drone fleet

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Did you know...

you can run an entire Nazi space death machine using iOS? I saw a documentary about it last night.

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Rogue kebab provokes Carlisle post-pub car deathmatch

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But your driving license...

automatically enrolls you as a donner.

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Rats with GPS backpacks prepare to sniff out landmines

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They could always use seagulls.

Mine. Mine. Mine mine mine. Mine. MINE!

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White AMERICANS will have become MEKON brain-men by 3000AD

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Re: Bigger heads....

Great! In the future we'll all be getting more head. Although surely women must be getting wider down there...

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82 London Underground stations to get free Wi-Fi for the Olympics

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Re: Bollox to the wifi

Innumerable reasons why this is much more difficult that people imagine. The only reason they are there on (part of) the Jubilee line is that they were designed in from the off - everything on the extension has them, from Westminster to Stratford. Don't forget, the Jubilee used to terminate at Charing Cross - the stations to the north have no PEDs (platform edge doors).

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Tube bosses: 'Wireless tickets too slow, we think'

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Re: director of customer experience - really?

The worst part of the customer experience is the other customers.

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Wealthy Kensington & Chelsea residents reject BT fibre cabinets

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Re: Creativity

I've seen them. They are ugly as sin. I can't blame the council for rejecting them. In the good old days, they'd make public utility cabinets look like little park-keeper's houses and site them in the numerous greens and gardens. There's a couple of big ones at the end of my road in a park that they put there in the 1920s when they moved the gas, water and electricity points away from a junction they thought they might have to enlarge in the near future (they didn't).

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Everything Everywhere activates top-secret erections

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Re: Why EE?

Their customer service is sh**, that's for sure. I'm about to jump ship.

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Why EE?

Why not Orange T? Pekoe?

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Apple's Ping has fatal pong, says CEO

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Please!!!

Not facebook. I'm begging you, not Facebook. I promise to start using Ping so long as you don't.

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Sunshine nudges asteroid into odd orbit

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Alanis Morrisette

Hmm...

"Like shifting an asteroid with a charged particle beam, isn't it ionic?"

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Re: I'm surprised you didn't know...

No. You only get an "Oooo!" with Typhoo.

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Headmaster

I'm surprised you didn't know...

The correct unit for force acting on a grape is the Francis. It is a derivative unit of the "Stu", which is the force required to crush a grape.

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Chinese rocket parts land on village

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Mushroom

Well I've always said...

don't blame the Peking satellite.

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Self-driving Volvos cover 200km of busy Spanish motorway

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Re: Worried

They are Volvos. You know, bricks on wheels. A Volvo road train would be like a moving wall.

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'Biocoal' fuels steam train comeback

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Ah...

Yes, the Turbomotive. Sadly wrecked at Harrow & Wealdstone and rebuilt as a standard piston type. If you go through Harrow & Wealdtone, you can see the over-bridge is not riveted in the centre section where it had to be rebuilt after the crash. A mess that was.

I can't see this project hitting its goals, though.

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And the worst film NEVER made is...

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Re: Hedgehog Crisps

Whilst they were a brand, the brand came about as their first creation WAS a hedgehog flavour crisp. They apparently asked a gypsy to be their taster in order to get an authentic experience.

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Wireless remote control inventor zaps out at 96

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Re: Reader Question

I worked at Radio Shack in Canada. On my first day there I was warned that the 'nuks refer to their remote control as "the convertor". It's something to do with cable TV set-top boxes, apparently.

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I remember...

the clicker remotes. We used to hide on the staircase when I was visiting my friend who had one of these sets and clap loudly to annoy his parents or siblings who were trying to watch TV.

Of course, I now want one of the old ray-gun style remotes retrofitted with a modern IR all-in-one remote.

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Boffins cram binary data into living cells' DNA

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It'll still be susceptible to viruses.

Do NOT install penicillin.

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Apple design chief Jony Ive knighted - but not by the Queen

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Re: iDub thee...

Sir I

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Greedy LOHAN draining away mankind's vital fluid ... allegedly

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Windows XP update fails in infinite .NET patch loop

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Holmes

Ah!!! I noticed this on an old and shaky machine. Coupled with a failure of McAfee to re-install and oddities with the Microsoft Audio Device driver, I decided a wipe clean and up-haul to Windows 7 was required.

Very clever, M$, very clever.

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New Oyster online service goes live at TfL

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Annoying things on the Underground

Those damned wheeled bags. Not that the bags themselves are bad, but the people dragging them around... when they turn 90° straight across your path especially at the top of an escalator... RAAAAARRRRRR!!!!

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Met bobbies get CSI kit to probe perps' mobes

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Paris Hilton

I wonder which officer is going to be the first to get done for sneakily slurping the contents of their girlfriend's/ boyfriend's/ husband's/ wife's phone, now that it's been made so easy and self-service?

Paris, because of the potential for a ruinous affair.

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Zuck weds self to lady friend in surprise ceremony

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Oh jeez... I guess he's changing his name to Chan then, rather than lumbering her with the tongue numbing Priscilla Zuckerberg?

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Smoke-belching flash drive self-destructs on command

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Mushroom

I'm surprised that they didn't use any kind of special security screws on the casing. Also, it must take a lot of power to burn up those chips, so there's no way that the drive can have an integral battery to enable the physical destruction completely autonomously.

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BBC deletes Blue Peter from BBC One

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Of course. Because thanks to the government you can no longer get into the school at the end of the road any more, only one five to ten miles away.

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Re: @Asgard - Ignore the Blue Peter angle for a moment....

@frank ly

Did you see Charlie Booker's guide to making an episode of Horizon? I was ROFPML.

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Re: John Noakes was the dogs bollocks

Konnie Huq. Hmmmmmmm!

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Re: Austerity Measure?

"On BBC1, they replace it with a re-run of some blithering daytime TV classic - zero cost"

Oh noes! More "Crap in the Attic"? Pass me the remote.

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Paris Hilton

Re: Peter Duncan in Flash Gordon...

He reported from Treasure Trap (Peckforton Castle) too. I polished his helmet for him.

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Relaunch Blockbusters!

There's not much for the 15-19 sector. They should take a leaf from Challenge's book and relaunch the 6-formers version of University Challenge, Blockbusters. Plus points if they dig up poor, dead Bob Holness to host.

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Child support IT fail: Deadbeat mums 'n' dads off the hook

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Mushroom

Re: I hate "deadbeat"

Very true. Thatcher and her spin-team sold the CSA to the voter with such phrases as "dead beat dads" and "jack-the-lads bed hopping around the council estates breeding like rabbits without a care for the cost"

All well and good until they ACTUALLY put it into practise and went after any father with a job where the mother claimed any kind of income benefit whether they were paying for the child or not, forcing the absent parent to pay not only for the child, but 100% of the mother's outgoings as well. Hence my pay packet of £800 a month suddenly having £650 a month taken out of it before I saw it and could use it to pay my £480 a month mortgage, food and bills. Letters from the bank about not paying the mortgage etc etc.

Just don't get me started.

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Button batteries burn kids from inside

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Hearing aids

Doesn't help that sweet manufacturers devise ever more ingenious boiled sugar dispensers, some of which look like those rosette hearing aid battery dispensers.

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