* Posts by Pedigree-Pete

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Jodie Who-ttaker? The Doctor is in

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Re: What do we want?

I can't upvote Niel twice, so you Sir can have Neils 2nd for stating exactly what I was thinking. PP

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Jesus walks away after 7,000lb pipe van incident

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Local TV station.

Am I the only one who read that as WTFTV9. PP

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Luxembourg passes first EU space mining law. One can possess the Spice

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Arrakis....

...didn't originally have water like that . /pedant. PP

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Feelin' safe and snug on Linux while the Windows world burns? Stop that

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Re: It's not broken.....

It's not broken YET and you know whos' door they'll come banging on when it does break. PP

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Sniffing the scent of free publicity, Google and Facebook steamroll into net neutrality protest

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WTF?

Wow! Only 2 comments in 4 days....

Clearly the Commentariat either don't care or don't know. PP

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Hackers able to turbo-charge DJI drones way beyond what's legal

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Re: "It's a bit silly to leave debug code in production apps"

I think I remember one Mark Watney being rather glad of that requirement. :) PP

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OMG, dad, you're so embarrassing! Are you P2P file sharing again?

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Re: ...list of things they do to embarrass their teenage children ..

@ Lost all faith....Amen brother. Have an upvote and one of these.

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Adverts...@AndrueC

If not for adverts, when would you make tea/have a ciggi/loo visits. PP

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New work: Algorithms to give self-driving cars 'impulsive' human 'ethics'

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Re: intellectual masturbation

@The Man who fell to Earth... SaaS, Survival as a Service? PP

Icon, perhaps you weren't joking..

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Four Brits cuffed in multimillion-quid Windows tech support call scam probe

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RE: I just don't answer the phone

All our house phones have an ansaphone on them. We don't pick up if they fail to start to leave a message and we don't recognise them. Legitimate callers always leave a message and you can choose if you wish to call them back. Simples! PP

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In touching tribute to Samsung Note 7, fidget spinners burst in flames

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RE: Fidget

Well done vir, thoroughly entertaining. Your Helldesk must be quieter than mine. :) Have another upvote and one of these. PP

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One-third of Brit IT projects on track to fail

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Re: Correct

Did anyone run it up the flagpole and see who saluted it? PP

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NASA: Bring on the asteroid, so we can chuck a fridge at it

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Re: Non-threatening

@Timbo and the Comentariat. Am I the only one that now has Billy Joels "We didn't start the Fire" going round my head?

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Re: As a U.S. taxpayer, I can get behind this...

It's only a payload if someone is paying for it to be loaded and transported. Perhaps we can round up a few bucks, squid, shekels, euros get any quantity of Bud anything, off the market.

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Concorde without the cacophony: NASA thinks it's cracked quiet supersonic flight

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Re: "but your aeroplane has a big nose. "

Before anyone else does....

But how does it smell?

Awful. BOOM..BOOM.

Yeh. I'm going.

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The 'DUP' joins El Reg’s illustrious online standards converter

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ONE BEEEEEEELION POUNDS

According to 2011 census, that's £552.23 per head if you accept 1B as 1,000M. Can I have £552.23 too please? I can hear the "No, feck off" all the way from Londonderry.

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Hotheaded Brussels civil servants issued with cool warning: Leak

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West an Y-Fronts...

You AC, are Rab C Nesbitt and I claim my £5. PP

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Fancy buying our aircraft carrier satnav, Raytheon asks UK

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Land-based Aircraft Carrier..

...........on the left side of the pond I understand they also call that Inglan'. PP

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Elon Musk reveals Mars colony rocket capable of bringing pizza joints to the red planet

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Re: Plan details how to get 1m humans to Mars

RE: Kids on Mars. They can't be bigger than Marvin. He has a height complex and an illudium Q-36 explosive space modulator. PP

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Hyperloop One teases idea of 50-minute London-Edinburgh ride

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Re: Something less drastic maybe

@ AC. Bristol Airport not in Bristol. Good point well made. PP

Have 1 for Friday.

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Compulsory Purchase...

Rutland Water anyone? PP

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Re: Total travel time?

Last time I flew to and from Edinburgh (-Luton) given an extra 20 odd mins I could have done the whole 450mls from parents home to my home in the comfort of my own car and no queuing or prodding. PP

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@ AC ref frequency of departures

@ AC ref frequency of departures. IIRC the biggest factor that delayed trains I used from Reading to Paddington was the passengers not preparing to get on/off and leaving doors open. PP

Icon: for the great platform managers @ RDG & PAD.

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Re: Total travel time?

@ Pete 2. Is it just me that remembers LHR-EDI being 45-50mins? I don't remember either airport moving far enough to justify an extra 30 mins! PP

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BA IT systems failure: Uninterruptible Power Supply was interrupted

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Dent in bonuses? You're joking of course.

You're right but the source of cash in a private enterprise is it's customers so we'll ultimately be paying. :( PP

>>Friday Eve.

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Careful where you plug in your servers.

When our small company out grew personal printers and "floppynet" we installed a Novel Server (3.12 IIRC) in what was then the warehouse.

As an non-IT person but the closest we had, I was nominated "IT Mgr".

I had the presence of mind to have a non-switched box on the wall for the IEC lead that powered the server and all seemed good.

That was until our kettle in the kitchen started to fur up and trip out the kitchen power.

Sadly the switched socket that I had replaced with a sealed box was on the same circuit so the server crashed unceremoniously every time this happened.

We had that changed promptly and ordered a small but suitable UPS and commenced negotiations with the ISP next door for a feed from their Diesel Genny.

Good lesson to learn early.

Still not an IT Mgr and from the tales I read here I'm bloody glad I'm not. PP

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'My PC needs to lose weight' says user with FAT filesystem

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On a DOS machine....

As others have alluded to, C:/ on a DOS machine suggests someone hasn't used command line DOS in a while. More command line Linux...and yes I did run up a cmd window to check 'cause I couldn't believe my eyes. PP

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Edinburgh Uni email snafu tells students they won't be graduating

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Attachments.

Thanks Lusty, that'll be where that came from. PP

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Re: Email is a bit like KFC

Hi Lee D. Gotta agree so have an upvote.

I can't remember where I got the warning from but something recently picked up on the fact I'd used the word "attachment" in my email text and reminded me to add the attachment. Quite cool. PP

Icon>>'coz Friday.

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Trident nuke subs are hackable, thunders Wikipedia-based report

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RE: British Navy

Thanks for your vote of confidence Bob. Have an upvote but try and use the name Royal Navy. :) PP

I appreciate there are other royal navies but Royal Navy usually screams British.

DAMN Korev, you beat me to it.

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Shooosh. Careless talk'n'all.

or to quote Hagrid, Ooops! I shouldn't have told you that....PP

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Re: Single Point of Failure

Good info J O'S. however, "Four subs isn't even a flotilla." Would not a flotilla need to float, generally considered to be on the surface, to be called that. OK subs do float in a buoyancy kind of way.

Mines the one with Jane's in the pocket.

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Space upstart plans public cloud in low Earth orbit

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...crash as far away from the US as possible...

You mean Australia, already been done. PP

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I'll take the sandtrooper in white: Meet the rebel scum making Star Wars armour sets for a living

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To....too

@ Iron. (or at least they would be too young to remember). TFTFY. PP

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The revolution will not be televised: How Lucas modernised audio in film

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the opening salvo of the Star Wars fanfare

Thanks Aristotles S&DH. Thank $Deity$ it's not just me and Mrs. Pedigree who do that. PP

Of course we watched Ep IV the other night, didn't you?

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Britain's on the brink of a small-scale nuclear reactor revolution

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Re: I hope they succeed ... but! Economics!

Thanks AC. I did watch that presentation and I feel better educated. :) PP

Have a pint.

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http://gridwatch.templar.co.uk/

Thanks TimR. I've pointed a few people to that site and often find it interesting. I wonder what it's like at 8-9 am on Christmas morning when all the Turkeys go in the oven? PP

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How Ford has slammed the door on Silicon Valley's autonomous vehicles drive

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Shower....

29th Feb for me. PP

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IT firms guilty of blasting customers with soul-numbing canned music

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I'm with JP, disappointed with "the future"

REF:What the fuck was the point of getting excited about the future in the 1970s if this is what it is now ?

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>>One for you Jimmy.

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Vegemite tries to hijack Qantas name-our-planes competition

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Criminal references....

Perhaps Ned Kelly. PP I duhno.

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Re: Honor Australia's Greatest Hero.

"There is no spoon". PP

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NASA duo plan Tuesday ISS spacewalk to replace the mux that sux

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You'd think it would be like watching paint dry.....

...but I watched the Spacewalk on NASA TV and I for 1 enjoyed it. Have one of these team at Gnd Control and up there.. PP

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Warm, wet, mysterious... sound familiar? Ah, yes, you've heard of this second Neptune, too

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Massier...

Have an upvote just for massier. Kudos for not saying "much more massier". PP

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Huge flying arse makes successful test flight

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Re: Gasbags

@Susan. I don't think it's considered Trolling if you bait politicians around these parts. New icon required. PP

>>'cos it's Friday Eve

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America 'will ban carry-on laptops on flights from UK, Europe to US'

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Re: So how does this work then?

@CrazyOldCatMan.....Just so long as they don't play Scotland the Brave. I just find that patronising. PP

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Spend your paper £5 notes NOW: No longer legal tender after today

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UK-wide average of £3

I know it's a UK wide average but £3/pint is the lower end of the scale round these parts. PP

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We are 'heroes,' says police chief whose force frisked a photographer

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@silverfern ref Germany.

"Don't give him your name Pike". PP

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Can you spout digital bollocks? London is hiring a Chief Digital Officer

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Bob's your Uncle....

@the good Dr. S. I understood Uncle Bobs other half was traditionally Fanny.

Bob's your Uncle and Fanny's your Aunt. PP

ICON:>>>>>Friday Eve.

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NASA's Cassini snaps pic inside Saturn's ring – peace among the stars

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Squeezing...

Squeezing Cassini through a relatively narrow gap at 124,000kph from over a billion kms away. Some trick that.

I know some dart players (incl me) who can't be that accurate from 7 feet 9 1/4 inches. One for the boffins. PP

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Reg reader offered £999,998 train ticket from Cambridge to Horley

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Re: Cambridge to Horley

@ Loud Speaker..available via Victoia's Secret what??? Enquiring mind etc. PP

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