* Posts by andy gibson

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Council to crack down on Cracknuts Lane

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Fanny Hands Lane

My favourite, in Lincolnshire.

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Beeb names new Doctor Who

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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

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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

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£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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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@ 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

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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

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"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

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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

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"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

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"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

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Lapdances are NOT sexually stimulating....

If your mother is the lapdancer.

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Promoter hunts stars for McKinnon benefit gig

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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The Mac

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

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Feds raid Miley Cyrus hack suspect

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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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@ 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

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Safe mode

Are all the pictures coming back in 640x480?

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UK.gov says: Regulate the internet

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Burnham was my MP

He was a dick then and still is now.

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Times: US about to deploy Space Marines

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"Commando" magazine

I remember back in the early 80's one of the stories in "Commando" magazine was about the Nazis sending soldiers up in little capsules mounted in V2 rockets for ultra quick deployment of invasion troops.

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RFID remotes have line-of-sight in their sights

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Virgin Media remotes

Those buggers eat batteries like there's no tomorrow.

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The secret history of the internet & its founders

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Does it have

A big section on Prestel, Compunet and Micronet?

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iPhone beer maker sues Carling over virtual suds

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Tapper

The only good beer related app that should be installed is the classic retro game "Tapper"

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Mazda takes RX-8 for a spin on 'hydrogen highway'

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Wankel?

What gives, an entire article and no mention of the hilarious word "Wankel"

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Blu-ray Disc a 'bag of hurt', says Jobs

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Maybe...

he was thinking of his other Apple products when he said "bag of hurt". Sorry, my mistake that's "bag of shite"

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SanDisk reinvents 1980s personal stereo for the noughties

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Nothing New

I had one of these that ran off SD / MMC cards about five years ago. Only cost £20 too.

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Newcastle men dodge post-bog handwash

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door handles

The clean amongst us use the toilets, wash our hands, then end up having to touch filthy door handles. Let's have some Star Trek type doors.

PS Save water - wash your hands in the flushing toilet water.

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Airport baggage screener charged with stealing passengers' stuff

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@iamzippy & "thiefrow"

If you saw Channel 4's "Dispatches" this week you'll find that BA just don't return the bags. They hold on to them for a couple of months, claim they can't find the owner, then sell them at auction for £60.

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Web palmtop offers life-time no-limits mobile surfing for £60

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I've used one

It's shit, I got better web access from my old Psion 5mx connected to my mobile phone via infrared. Seriously. Don't waste your time.

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US military: Electropulse bombs now from next year

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@ Joe

erm, from a ship? Just type in "Scud launched from ship" into Google and you get plenty of results and commentary. This is one of several:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/aug/07/threat-of-scud-attacks-a-reality/

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Blu-ray add-on coming to the Xbox 360?

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@Colin Mountford

"Hard media is no longer the future, downloadable content is the way to go, so why are we bothering with Blu-ray."

The net is struggling enough to provide streaming video on demand. I'd rather have my game on my hard drive, thanks, than to get so far in a game for it to suddenly freeze with "BUFFERING" in the middle of the screen.

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