* Posts by sabba

307 posts • joined 18 Dec 2009

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US pols sack Santa Claus in cost-cutting drive

sabba
Childcatcher

Anyone for...

...reindeer steak?

sabba
Facepalm

So santa's...

...got the sack!

Zimbabwean claims prostitute turned into donkey

sabba
Mushroom

She...

...wasn't a donkey yer 'onor - she was a drug's mule!!

Rich List tech baron heads home as Itopia reseller biz enters administration

sabba
Facepalm

Perhaps...

...he shouldn't have put it all into RBS shares!

Facebook suggests sharing everything all the time

sabba
Childcatcher

Hole in the wardrobe door?

You've gotta be kidding. Zuckerberg's in the room, holding the webcam and ably assisting where he can!!

UK.gov coder defines open standards: 'A lot like porn'

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Paris Hilton

@Tom 7

Hey, Tom, printing out and re-keying? Why not run it through an OCR package?

Swedish cops free boozy moose from tree

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Paris Hilton

Mmmmhhhh...

@cazzo. - big, mostly drunk, belligerent - did anyone else think was describing a premiership footballer?

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Gimp

Ok, the bar has been set pretty low (perhaps not for the elk) but here goes...

At the risk of m-elking the thread: if he'd been at it all night that would have worked out pretty deer!! Good job it was apples as it would have been worse if there'd been a pear of them!!

Okay, okay, that's the best I can do at short notice :-)

Cabinet Office allocates £1.6m for single government domain

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Holmes

At the risk of stating the bleedin' obvious...

....I think he is implying that the government is more like a corporation these days (in its approach and underlying ethos)!!

Will the looters 'loose' their benefits?

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FAIL

@Danny 5

No doubt there are responses to your posts further down but I haven't got to them yet...

I think you have a few issues mate. Were you out there robbin' and burnin' with the other idiots? I came from what might these days be termed a deprived background but the difference was that, from a very early age, I was instilled with a very strong sense of right and wrong. Along with a very clear indication that crossing the line would not be tolerated (under any circumstances). As a result, despite the fact that we had very little, and others had a whole lot more, I never exhibited any inclination to go and re-appropriate someone else's property (or perhaps even worse: simply destroy it).

Is there an icon for dickhead?

Google kills off app maker

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Facepalm

Ahhh!!

<<sighs nostagically>>the good old Zilog Z80 and Mostek 6502!! Now those were the days. Handcrafting code down at the instruction level. I remember a time when i knew the numeric codes for the entire Z80 and 6502 instruction set. Then I discovered girls and alcohol...where did it all go wrong!?!? :-)

Dunkin' Donuts waitress offers additional dunkin'

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Joke

"he went in through the drive-in window"

That must have been a tight fit what with all them doughnuts!!

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Facepalm

Star ducks?

Am I missing something?

Apple sued over Mac OS X 'quick boot'

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Paris Hilton

Surely Apple are safe...

...so long as they don't use interrupt 19h!

Two solicitors fined and suspended for file-sharer letters

sabba
Trollface

But a whole lot better...

..if they were to be suspended by the testicles!!

Microsoft man saves drowning woman

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Thumb Up

@johnnytruant

Good post. I wouldn't have recognised a drowning person.

State-sponsored 5-year global cyberattack uncovered

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Mushroom

Oh dear...

Suspect #1 makes most of the hardware

Suspect #2 makes the secure dongles / encryption kit

Oh dear, oh dear! What a fine pickle we are in.

Am I the only one hoping it might be our security forces involved if only so the world could see that Britain can lead the way again (and stick one to the Yanks of course).

Apple Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Part Two

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Joke

Yes, of course there is....

...use Bash or Perl!!!! Simples. Even a meerkat could do it.

Amateur claims crack of final Zodiac Killer cipher

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Megaphone

Personally...

...I don't have a problem with The Reg rehashing the Mail. It provides significant entertainment value if only via the subsequent comment threads trashing it. But then, I am easily pleased.

Apple Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Part One

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WTF?

@cyberspice

I still stand by my statement, I don't see Lion as a new operating system but more as an update to an existing one. I would be interested to hear why people consider it otherwise.

sabba
FAIL

Surely...

Going from Windows XP to 7 is a move to a new OS but moving from Snow Leopard to Lion is about installing a major OS revision and not a new OS.

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Paris Hilton

And tell me...

...how exactly do you check if all of your applications are upgrade ready? I must have missed that definitive list from Apple or an-other. Ok, some, relying on Rosetta are a given but beyond that...?

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Flame

Upgrade

I got burned in the upgrade to Snow Leopard with applications and hardware devices suddenly becoming unusable and I ended up having to replace a whole host of nearly new kit, including a 3 month old HP scanner. With the prospect of DW 8, Office 2004 etc no longer functioning I will be the chap who decides to stay with Snow Leopard.

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Trollface

'A lot of iOS stuff sucks on a 27" monitor...'

But surely that's the point. Since when does it make sense to have the same interface control on a 3" phone or a 10" tablet as on a full size computer? One size does not fit all.

Facebook snuffs Chrome extension for uncaging 'friends' data

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FAIL

So you think...

...you have a degree of control, huh!! More fool you. What do you think Facebook are doing with all of this data you've given them? Exactly the same as Google, that's what.

Mexican narco attempts suitcase jailbreak

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Facepalm

Next time...

...maybe she should pretend to be pregnant. I'll leave that one to your imagination.

'Lion' Apple Mac OS X 10.7: Sneak Preview

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FAIL

Regarding Dreamweaver...

...regardless of the relative merits, or otherwise, of the Dreamweaver package the fact of the matter is that I own it, I use it, and it does exactly what I want and very well. I don't see why I should need to fork out an exorbitant amount of money for a new version or swap to an alternative package and have to learn all the ins and outs all over again. And I am an architect / developer not a designer so with a singular lack of artistic capability I find DW provides just the right level of functionality to allow me to create relatively decent looking sites.

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WTF?

29" iMac...

...where'd ya get one of those from? Thought the biggest was 27"

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Thumb Down

Oh, and the 4Gb download (WTF)

See title.

sabba
Unhappy

Arrrhhh!

I was looking forward to Lion's release but there are a number of items here that will prevent me:

1. Not being able to use Office 2004 - I hate the newer versions with that horrible ribbon interface and until such time as MS do away with it I am unlikely to update; plus I don't need any of the other features that newer versions introduced.

2. Hardware - when I upgraded to Snow Leopard my two month old HP scanner stopped working; I waited over a year before HP decided that they wouldn't be releasing a workable driver (until that time they just kept pushing back the release date). In the end I just gave the scanner away. I don't want to risk going through that again.

3. Dreamweaver Studio MX - does everything I need and I don't want to pay a grand to upgrade for no real reason other than the fact that it's a PowerPC app.

Use of Weapons declared best sci-fi film never made

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Coffee/keyboard

I have to agree...

...this sounds like a horrendous book. Banks whilst obviously a clever chappie sometimes tries too hard for his own good (or for the good of his readers). I fail to see how this book could ever be made into anything vaguely watchable. So it must be a prime candidate for Hollywood!!

MobileMe drove Steve Jobs to foul-mouthed fury

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Grenade

Mmmhhh...

Interesting. I think the message is about delivery rather than content. A person at his level should be able to get the message across clearly and succinctly without shouting and bawling. It could be that heads needed to roll, in which case there are better ways to go about it, but sacking people should be the case of last resort and not the first. I would question why Steve, who seems to like to control everything, was not aware of how poor the situation was before it became so bad.

Engendering a climate of fear is not a good way to bring out the best in people. All it does is cause people to spend more time on political machinations in an effort to ensure that the blame can never be left at their door. That does more to stifle creativity than any lack of investment etc.

Mozilla refuses US request to ban Firefox add-on

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Paris Hilton

Are you kidding...

...the US government has always had a policy of actively supporting corporate criminals (which ones depends on who is in power at the time). After all, corporate greed is what has made the country 'great' - unless of course you're one of the poorer inhabitants and living in an environment that would put some third world countries to shame!!

Paris? Well because some how the Hilton name seems appropriate here!! :-)

White House warns El Reg over kitten-killing content

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Megaphone

So you're saying that...

Obama's black chopper started your weekend off with a smile, huh!!

Cross-dresser kills goat while high on bath salts

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Paris Hilton

I blame it on...

...the nanny state.

sabba
Megaphone

Ok, let's get this over and done with...

...he was feeling a little horny...

...thinking of his nanny...

...it started as a little kidding around...

...unfortunately he got a little cross, dressing...

...when cornered he hoofed it...

I'm appearing here all week!!

Hacker cops to payment card fraud worth more than $36m

sabba
Badgers

To be fair....

...did it not say he had been doing this kind of thing for 20 years (or did I misread?). If that's the case. After getting away with it for so long he probably got complacent and sloppy. Still, it serves the bugger right. I still question the morality of a legal system whereby a theft, even one as large as this, can often equate to a sentence greater than that for rape or murder.

Eight years for ID fraudster

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WTF?

Four years!!!

Jesus Christ, They got away with it for four years. What kind of operation are we running that has such lax fraud checking facilities. Let's put money on the government not being able to recover anything like the full amount. Odds are that it is already overseas.

IT grad claims £5m for crap degree

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Paris Hilton

Duffer

His case "lacked coherence" - probably like his course work. Maybe he should have done a little more preparation. On the other hand, if prep had been one of his strong points he'd have probably got the degree in the first place. As for his lack of a degree "preventing him getting a job", surely he means "prevents him getting a job that is commensurate with his own distorted view of his abilities" (apparently not shared by either the university or the judiciary. Ya gotta larf!!

Paris, well simply cos' she's Paris!!

FBI 'planted backdoor' in OpenBSD

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WTF?

No offence guys...

...but I'd have been more surprised if they hadn't inserted these backdoors!!

Police-baiting website Fitwatch returns

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Paris Hilton

Fitwatch...

Damn!! I should have checked first before having a look... I thought it was...well never mind... but a title like that I can only say I misunderstood!! :->

Paris...cos' only Paris can!!

Oil heir loses $6m in 'CIA-Opus-Dei' malware murder scam

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Paris Hilton

mmmmhhhh!!!

So they led the guy to believe that, although apparently IT cognizant, they were stupid enough to connect an infected machine to their network and infect all of the machines on it and yet they were clever enough to identify a top secret CIA/Opus Dei plan!!?! With a plot hole this size it could be a Dan Brown novel....Dan...are you reading this? Credit me in the next one. On the other hand, I have little enough street cred as it is, please don't!!

Paris? Well just because she wouldn't (and there's not many things you can say that about in relation to her)

Sinister scams 'sextort' social networkers

sabba
Happy

You'll be telling me next...

...that it's not just in California!!

Honestly - is there anything you can rely on these days!?!?!

Playboy centrefold freaks out at 10,000 feet

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Unhappy

Crikey...

You can't open the doors from the inside!?!?! Damn, does this mean that all of those action movies made their exploits up? You'll be telling me next that it's not possible to fight a bad guy on the wing of a jet plane at 30k ft.

Tories may scrap IR35 tax rules for contractors

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Paris Hilton

So it stopped tax avoidance did it...

I'd like to see your reasoning behind this. what it did, as so eloquently highlighted by a previous poster, was penalise those of us who have to work away from home to the detriment of our home life whilst failing to touch those corporate scallies who seem immune from any kind of governmental control. Sounds like you are an embittered permie who carries a chip on his shoulder about us 'overpaid contractors' without having the least understanding of what is involved and the sacrifices we have to make.

Paris - cos' there isn't a symbol for a cock

Teen's mobe loaded with X-rated smut

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Paris Hilton

Make sure...

....that all your videos an photos are still on it if and when you get it back - you never know some poor lass might be traumatised if she receives it by mistake :->

Paris - cos' she knows the pain of losing a home vid

Register.com argues it can't be sued for negligence

sabba
Gates Horns

Not 0s and 1s...

Damn, i knew there was a reason i went into IT instead of law. :->

sabba
Paris Hilton

I beg to differ

Surely your argument is flawed. For example, if a surgeon sets out to remove your gall bladder but accidentally removes your liver the that is gross negligence regardless of whether or not he intended to perform the operation correctly. Surely the definition of whether or not negligence is gross revolves around the impact of said action as well as the intent of the parties involved.

Also, if I accidentally press the button that launches the nukes then that is possibly negligence on my part but gross negligence on the part of my employer in letting an idiot like me be near the lauch mechanism without any process in place to prevent an accidental launch.

Paris - well just cause she is often gross and has nice missiles

Crooks plant fake payment card terminals at multiple stores

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Paris Hilton

Inside job...

I am assuming that these devices were inside the stores. In which case does this mean that store employees were culpable?

paris - cos' she'd "swipe your card" for you!!

Young people are lazy, think world owes them a living - prof

sabba
Big Brother

But you're all winners...

...no losers here anymore. It's your human right to do f***k all for more reward!!

Welcome to the 21st Century.

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