* Posts by andy gibson

804 posts • joined 24 May 2007

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Isle of Man gov gets social

andy gibson

@ Ian Entwistle

Not scotch - Glen Kella Manx Whisky.

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You're barcoded: The sneaky under-25 route to compulsory ID

andy gibson

Under 25's in night clubs

"First, many clubs now operate an official bar on anyone under 21 – or in the case of one Nottingham club, under 25."

What a load of bollocks. The places have been, are, and always will be full of underage girls because that's what brings the punters in.

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Investigators claim UK's largest 'illegal game copying device' haul

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"Highly" illegal?

I thought the law was pretty much black and white, i.e. legal or illegal. I didn't know you could have various degrees. If copyright theft is "highly" illegal, what level is murder or rape?

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Extreme porn law goes live - are you ready?

andy gibson

Tip of the iceberg

Within five years we'll see nothing anywhere that could possibly offend us. When was the last time the film Dambusters was shown on TV with the scenes with the infamous N-word named dog intact? Hell, even C4 are now showing heavily edited episodes of The Simpsons at 6pm when they've already shown the episodes without edits in the past.

I'm reminded of the episode where Hans Moleman is watching "Gone With the Wind - Edited for Seniors" and he makes the remark "wasn't there a war in that film" and he's dragged away by two goons.

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Obama gets to keep his BlackBerry

andy gibson

Bush's pre presidential email:

to: president@foxtvnetwork.com

subject: election

Dear pal of my dads, it looks like I'm gonna lose the election to Al Gore. Please fix it for me. To make sure this email doesn't get out I'll delete it and never use my mail account again.

Regards, George W Bush

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Prison warders told to can 'hurtful' language

andy gibson

Daftie?

Is "daftie" a common term in Scotland then? Because when I've been, the inhabitants (who's houses have three taps - hot, cold and whisky) tended to use more colourful words than that.

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Boy George jailed for 15 months over bizarre false imprisonment

andy gibson

Did George play any Culture Club

during the whole time? If so we need to add torture to the list of offences.

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Honda shows off Insight hybrid

andy gibson

67MPG

Pah, my little Punto 1.3 diesel does more than this on the "open road" and is supposed to emit less that 101g/km of CO2.

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Sacked IT admin sentenced for hacking ex-employer

andy gibson

Anyone can hold a government job

Just go here:

http://jobs.guardian.co.uk/job/796055/it-infrastructure-engineer/

Print it out, hold it in your hand.

Hey presto, you've held a government job! How long you can hold the position is up to you.

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First Windows 7 beta puts fresh face on Vista

andy gibson

Year of Linux

So with this, Vista and the phasing out of XP surely 2009 really is the year of Linux!

If this OS can run on my client machines of Celeron 2.4's with 512MB of RAM (we don't need any more so don't bother selling me new hardware we cannot afford) then I may show some interest.

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2GB MP3 player head-to-head

andy gibson

SD memory based MP3 players

What happened to the MP3 players that used SD cards as their memory? I bought one from Micro Direct about four years ago for just £15. Now that you can get a 2GB card for under a fiver you can easily do this on the cheap. My player also had a little LCD to show the track name.

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IT salary survey says: ‘You’ve never had it so bad’

andy gibson

Computeach

Ah, but that's now yesterday's money making scam. RED driving school is the way to go. In a few years time the road will be full of clueless morons (even more than today if you can believe it) because they are being 'taught' by someone with only slightly more experience than them and the mature driving instructors of old, with years of experience behind them, have retired or been undercut out of the market.

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Linux: this year's silver lining?

andy gibson

Windows users and their lame excuses

Some of you are criticising Linux for very lame reasons (MSN, printer drivers, Nokia PC suite, IE).

HP provides Linux support.

How many people actually use the Nokia PC Suite? I find it far easier to connect my phone via USB or whip out the mini SD card.

IE? All I hear is talk about how people have dumped IE in favour of Firefox - a browser that works under any Linux.

I reckon 2009 has more of a chance of being the year of Linux because we've never had a new machine sold at so many outlets with Linux installed. The Netbook is the must-have gadget that's filled a long awaited gap (The Psion 5mx was a good sized machine for those who didn't want the expense or size of a standard laptop) and is even sold in supermarkets.

All end users want is a fast booting portable device where they can primarily surf the net, watch some videos, listen to music - preferably on the move. And the netbook does that. I've never needed to print a document from mine, nor encountered a site that *needs* IE.

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Council to crack down on Cracknuts Lane

andy gibson
Happy

Fanny Hands Lane

My favourite, in Lincolnshire.

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Beeb names new Doctor Who

andy gibson

New doctor?

I have a horrible feeling that the new doctor is going to be a kiss of death to this series. The leading characters in other BBC Saturday evening progs like Robin Hood and Merlin have been poor, and I reckon the same thing will happen to Who too.

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Sky demonstrates 3D telly vision

andy gibson

Wild Palms

Anyone remember Wild Palms - the futuristic follow up to "Twin Peaks"? There was some pretty cool 3D in that.

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Western Digital WD TV HDD-to-HDTV adaptor

andy gibson

£99 buys you

A half decent media player hard drive with full multi-format support from Maplin, PC World or Scan.

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Fly-tipping yes, dog poo no - Jacqui promises Ripa changes

andy gibson

Innocent Vs Not Guilty

While the DNA of completely innocent people should be removed from the database - (if requested - my brother in law was picked up by the police while at work and DNA tested for the murder of a Bolton prostitute a few years ago. He was completely innocent and cleared from the line of enquiry once his DNA was taken. But if his DNA was on the database he wouldn't have had the embarassment of being taken from work by police?) - we have to remember that some crims go to court (especially for rape) and are found not guilty due to lack of evidence or the victim too afraid to speak out.

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Microsoft knew about Xbox 360 disc-scratch problem, employee claims

andy gibson

Scenario

What happens, does the player pop in a disc and as it's loading thinks "hmmm, my console would look better stood upright" ?

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Entire class fails IT exam by submitting in Word format

andy gibson

Moderators Toolkit Workstation

My school, like any other technically competent one that read the information provided, set up a stand alone computer running the "Moderator's Toolkit" so that the pupils could thoroughly test their work before submission.

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American 'football' goes 3D

andy gibson

Rugby

Could only have been invented at a private school. "Oh look, Ellis has picked up the ball and invented a new game - how spiffing".

Try that at a state comprehensive - "What the f*ck are you doing picking up the ball you stupid f*cking t**t"

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Merseyside plant to punch out Chevy Volt

andy gibson
Joke

Popular seller on Merseyside....

The scousers will hook it up to their nearest streetlamp.

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Teen-bothering sonic device now does grownups too

andy gibson

@ Steve

Regarding "no places to go". They tend to hang around on parks and playgrounds.

They only go the shops to beg people to buy them booze and / or just cause trouble.

I'd rather face the gauntlet of an annoying noise (why don't they just broadcast the rants of Shami Chakrabarti?) than fight (literally) my way through a gang of youths.

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MPs lost for Word over creaking Microsoft packages

andy gibson
Unhappy

Like the Government

We also had the same problems opening .DOCX rubbish that were also “resolved in conjunction with Microsoft”.

It meant downloading and installing the compatibility pack.

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A Geeks Guide2... Christmas - Part 1

andy gibson

"Belching Out the Devil"

Coke found in schools? Not any more now that NooLabour have decreed that it's making our children fat, lazy and hyperactive.

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No cheap Blu-ray players for Blighty this Xmas

andy gibson

Seasonal Demand?

Does anyone think there will be any seasonal demand this year? I, and many others, are saving our pennies for the rainy days ahead, not blowing our precious cash on luxuries like this, despite the VAT drop which is supposed to make us all go out spending.

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Luke Skywalker's lightsabre goes on sale

andy gibson

"Random"?

I always wondered what Obi Wan meant when he said blasters were "clumsy and random".

It fires an energy charge in a straight line out the barrel. How can that be random?

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Apple forced to pull misleading UK iPhone ad

andy gibson

"Steps removed / sequence shorted" disclaimer

This has only been recently added. The first release of the advert didn't have them.

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Lapdancing 'not sexually stimulating', MPs hear

andy gibson
Coat

Lapdances are NOT sexually stimulating....

If your mother is the lapdancer.

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Promoter hunts stars for McKinnon benefit gig

andy gibson

"80s prog rock"?

I thought prog rock was a 60s and 70s kinda thing.

I'd call Marillion "wuss rock"

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BNP races to get membership list off the net

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Left Wing danger

This is making the pages of many web forums. What I find quite ironic is that the far left - who spout on about the "violent BNP" - are the ones planning to put fireworks through letterboxes or start other levels of hate campaigns - daubing "BNP supporter" on front doors etc.

And Labour supporters seem to forget that the deputy PM actually punched someone during the election run-up of 1997.

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Lame Mac Trojan limps into view

andy gibson
Coat

Am I the first...

to get in the obligatory "Mac users are w*nkers" joke?

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Gov to Manchester: No new trams without road pricing

andy gibson
Unhappy

Disaster

It's interesting that those of us who live outside Manchester, but work in Manchester and socialise in Manchester don't get a say in whether we want the charge or not.

It's also interesting that since 1999 plans have been in place for the "Leigh Guided Busway" - a guided busway running from Leigh (Andy Burnham's constituency) to the West of Manchester right into the city running alongside the very congested A580. A couple of years ago the project went very quiet. Now its back again, part of the big bribe into voting yes.

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Royal Society of Chemistry defines perfect Yorkshire pud

andy gibson
Happy

Yum

Can't beat a traditional Yorkshire Sunday dinner - with Yorkshire Pudding as the starter, with the main course, and as a dessert!

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Euro court blocks Lego trademark bid

andy gibson
Happy

Big blocks

I always wondered why Lego bricks weren't made in a giant size. You could build your own house - in any colour - in under a day and just dismantle it when you were fed up with the design.

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Cream drummer may flash ginger nuts in court

andy gibson

I give it a week

before The Sun manages to track an ex-lover who will describe in lurid detail said scar and maybe even provide pictures.

Moron deserves to lose the case by not keeping his mouth shut.

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Cops collar Craigslist Thomas Crown

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Happy

What a hero

He even stole the inner tube for his escape and someone else's wireless to create the caper! I bet he even nicked the unique choice of clothes from someone's washing line.

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Bletchley Park gets £330k lifeline

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Unhappy

Engli$h Heritage

They get their money from the Gov, who get their money from us. Then they have the cheek to charge us to get into our own national historical buildings and castles.

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iPhone users to get get-out call

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Coat

I'd imagine

That it would the the other blind dater "making their excuses and leaving" to get away from an Apple fanboi who's entire conversation all evening would be how great their Apple products are.

Mine's the flameproof one.

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Windows 7: One compatibility label, no confusion

andy gibson

Capable

I hate the "capable" logo. Technically I'm capable of running a mile in four minutes (being the same species as Roger Bannister et al), but until I lose this beer gut and do some serious upgrading (training) it ain't gonna happen.

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Fifty years later, steam appears on British railway

andy gibson
Unhappy

Meanwhile...

...other countries are pissing themselves laughing at the UK and it's antiquated transport infrastructure while they build, test and use their 500+mph maglev trains.

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Roberts Ecologic 1 portable DAB radio

andy gibson

How did I guess

that this radio would have one speaker, before the pic even loaded? Someone needs to tell Roberts that people like that fancy new-fangled stereo sound that everyone is talking about.

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Shawshank thesp erased from NY voter rolls

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"Nothing to Lose"

It's a great film, especially the spider scene and when he catches fire!

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Windows 7 'pre-beta' washes up on Pirate Bay and co

andy gibson
Coat

3.36GB download

Not full of bloat then.

Mine's the one with the eight 1.44MB Win 3.11 disks in the pocket.

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Fiat unwraps 'leccy buggy concept

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Coat

wooden cars

At last , an end to high price car resprays. Just nip down to B&Q for 5 litres of Dulux's finest.

Same with bodywork damage:

Wife: "I've dented the car by hitting a bollard" (cos men never do this)

Husband: "No problem, I'll just ring a joiner"

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Speed cams ditched in Wiltshire

andy gibson

Why is it?

That anyone who owns and drives a car think laws don't apply? Why is speeding such an acceptable law to break? Why do traffic wardens get verbally and physically abused for upholding the law and ticketing people who deliberately park on double yellows?

I used to travel from Manchester to the South West on the M6 & M5 two or three times a week and I used to lose count at the fools lane swapping with constant rapid acceleration and braking, only to be parallel to me again in a few hundred yards, not to mention the shunts because people drive too closely and having no space to brake.

Bad driving needs to be combated. Speeders may think they have won the battle with this piece of news but you can guarantee that it will lead to some kind of big brother style system to force us to keep to the law if we're not grown up to regulate ourselves.

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Run Mac OS X on a PC

andy gibson
Coat

The Mac

is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.

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Feds raid Miley Cyrus hack suspect

andy gibson

Nothing new

Didn't she pose for provocative pictures for a newspaper a few months ago then "regretted" it? I bet she and her record company didn't regret the free publicity she got.

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NZ chaps' sperm not quite up to scratch

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Coat

@ Sarah Bee

If you don't like The Reg readership, find another job. Its obviously you have some issues as you feel the need to respond in *our* section every time you post an article (although this one is by Lester?), whereas the other Reg writers don't.

Coat icon - for you.

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Hubble in double trouble

andy gibson

Safe mode

Are all the pictures coming back in 640x480?

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