* Posts by TeraTelnet

39 posts • joined 22 Dec 2009

From Red Planet to deep into the red: Suicidal extrovert magnet Mars One finally implodes

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Shurely Mars has plenty of Spiders?

Yeah, mine's the one with Aladdin Sane in the top pocket, thanks

Apple yoinks enterprise certs from Facebook, Google, killing internal apps, to show its power

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Re: Seems to me that FB and Google got caught with their hands in the cookie jar

As Ted Nelson once said, "Using an IBM PC is like juggling straight razors. Using a Mac is like shaving with a bowling pin."

SpaceX enjoys three whole seconds of fire and fury on Pad 39A

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Re: 3 seconds

If you think that's bad, try getting anything at Dorsia around that time.

Court orders moribund ZX Spectrum reboot firm's directors to stump up £38k legal costs bill

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Re: Kibibytes burn in hell!

10 PRINT "I'LL GET MY COAT"

20 GOTO 10

Scumbag hackers lift $1m from children's charity

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Re: More to this than meets the eye

Only in England and Wales - in Northern Ireland you have to be given a quotation including all likely fees and expenses at the start of any conveyancing (well, for houses anyway).

Find these, er, appealing? UK.gov takes red pen to spy court rules, asks for Parliament's OK

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But not the European Court of Human Rights.

Experimental 'insult bot' gets out of hand during unsupervised weekend

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And Northern Ireland.

Mac fans' eyes mist over: Someone's re-created HyperCard

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Re: That reminds me...

Or possibly the mighty 3D Construction Kit? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_Construction_Kit

BAN the ROBOT WHORES, says robot whore expert: 'These AREN'T BARBIES'

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The real issue

I'm mildly worried about a paper that mentions 'robot whores' and 'My Little Pony' in the same breath.

Whisper tracks its users. So we tracked down its LA office. This is what happened next

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Well, he's probably within 500 metres of it...

BT consumer biz saves day: Grr, if it weren't for that meddling Ofcom

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Re: Churn

It's a bit too similar to 'chum' to be comfortable for me.

HP offers $150,000 for 'exploit unicorn' in Pwn2Own hacker competition

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Surely the successful hacker known as Pinkie Pie must be a shoo-in for this equine prize?

Mine's the one with the rainbow-coloured hood, thanks.

Ten gaming headsets

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Re: Great, but what about us four-eyes?

I wear glasses all the time and have never had any comfort issues with the Logitech G930s, if that's any help.

Ballmer bets 'all in' on Phone 8 and Windows

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Re: What's with the hobbit

Film tie-in?

Dishonored game review

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Re: What happened to Steve Jackson?

Fnord.

Pilots asking not to fly F-22 after oxygen problems

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Re: Raptor is NOT the highest-tech aircraft

It's the Lightning II, not III, just for clarity.

Indiana Jones flicks out on Blu-ray this Fall

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Re: Dum-da-da-dum-dum?

Not quite - El Reg is quoting the quiet little intro bit that comes BEFORE the main 'dum-da-da-dum'.

Proview parks IPAD battle tanks on Apple's US lawn

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Re: extract the maximum amount of cash

Well, not really. If they wanted to extract the maximum amount of cash then they should have negotiated a better sale price than $25,000, not started playing three card monte with the IP rights (allegedly).

Syndicate

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It was from Syndicate Wars - and was indeed very good.

Judges probe minister's role in McKinnon extradition saga

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You called?

Saints Row: The Third

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Also available for PC

Just so you know.

EU: Apple-Samsung row could be stifling competition

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Justia says yes

Looks like Picsel voluntarily withdrew from the case - http://dockets.justia.com/docket/delaware/dedce/1:2009cv00100/41844/

Huge US command-&-control airship gets quantum optics

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Alternatively ...

... "Kirov reporting!"

Amazon's Silk looks creepily Phorm-ulaic

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You are David Icke ...

... and I claim my £5.

Sonex calls in administrators

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Not all Sony products stocked, either

Don't bother trying to find accessories or parts for a PSP or Playstation in a Sony store however - bizarrely enough, they don't stock anything to do with them.

Site appeals feds' unprecedented domain seizure

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Joke

I know!

Sealand, your time has come.

Libya fighting shows just how idiotic the Defence Review was

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Captain Scarlet?

More like Action Force - Storm Shadow was Cobra's answer to Snake Eyes!

O2 boots up boobies blocker

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No card needed for me

I rang up the Customer Service line and read the Riot Act at them - they removed the block (taking two working days to push the switch, but hey, it's O2) without asking for credit card details or any of that nonsense.

I also took the time to have a whinge at why my BT Openzone access no longer seems to work either!

Twitter 'martyr' takes airport joke case to High Court

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In that case...

... they'd better get this comment system fixed in a week or I'm blowing The Reg sky-high!

Falklands hero Marine: Save the Harrier, scrap the Tornado

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I would suspect ...

... that Lewis was only recognising that the UK military would probably voluntarily disarm before they contracted to purchase from a former Warsaw Pact supplier - which is a shame, because they do needlessly exclude some good kit from consideration.

Apple MacBook Pro 17in Core i7 BTO notebook

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There's the little matter ...

of Value Added Tax.

Firefox wraps its gums around the iPhone

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Probably because ...

Probably because Apple are not in a dominant or monopolistic position in the smartphone market, unlike Microsoft's position in the PC home operating system market.

Czechs toast Bud-beating beer win

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American beer with yeast at bottom?

A couple of years ago I sampled a bottle of Blue Moon beer (which I think is from the Coors brewing company, oddly) and as I recall there was sediment at the bottom of the bottle - would that have been yeast?

Apple's iOS 4 beams into unprepared world

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A P990?

You have my sympathies then - I owned all three of those at various times and found the user experience got progressively worse as the line went on.

Apple picks death not compliance for open source iPhone game

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If you have more than five Apple devices ...

... that you would want to use this on at once, are you really going to care about spending another $2 to get an extra five uses?

Oz customs search lappies and mobes for smut

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I demand the return of the word 'mobe'

If 'lappy' can get by the censors then so can 'mobe', dash it all!

Apple MacBook Pro 15in

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Linux?

Ugh, no thanks.

Lords: Analogue radio must die

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Northern Ireland poorly served by DAB

There's also the small point that Northern Ireland's only non-BBC multiplex carries about six or seven commercial stations and that's it. Not exactly the hundreds of channels that are touted elsewhere.

Plus the Beeb is having to add seven new transmitters in order to get a half-decent signal out for their channels. The commerical mux is also going to have to expand the transmitter network to improve coverage and signal strength.

I'm also told that the fact that the Republic is still using Band 3 for some of its analogue television signals causes difficulties with DAB transmission in Northern Ireland, so matters may not improve until the South switches that off.

Vodafone to start selling iPhone on 14 January

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RE: ...and the winner is!

@ Stu: I actually enquired about changing network in an Orange store last week, they seemed to think that all I needed to do was get my PAC code from O2 and that would be it - I could sign up to the £35/month plan without any trouble. That's the only plan I asked about but I would assume that the other plans would be equally available.

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