* Posts by Dr_N

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Tesla launches electric truck it guarantees won't break for a million miles

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Who needs batteries?

Just string overhead HT cables and take the electricity from them.

Physically link multiple "trucks" for greater efficiency.

Maybe later they can lay some steel guide rails to obtain greater speeds, safety and efficiency.

Ahh. Errr.....

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It's artificial! It's intelligent! It's in my home! And it's gone bonkers!

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Re: Applause

"This makes a huge contribution to the visibility of my Friday columns and it would make me really happy."

How-de-doodly-doo happy?

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Donald Trump's tweets: Are they presidential statements or not?

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"Ah, so airbrush the inconvenient past, Soviet style?"

Says the man using whataboutery!

IRONY OVERLOAD!!!

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@Big John

So your, "I used whataboutism to catch you all out" was Fake News? Sad.

I'm not pulling you up on use of language, political-non-correctness, or any other red-herring you want to throw around.

I'm pulling you up on your use of whataboutism.

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"I snuck that 'what about' in there just to see who would jump at it first. ;-/"

Did you? Or are you trying to make light of being called out for being a whatabouter? Hmmm.

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"Clearly Trump's heavy twitting is making ambiguity waves, but what about Obama? "

Looks like you've got a severe case of the whatabouts.

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80-year-old cyclist killed in prang with Tesla Model S

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Re: Lots of butthurt Tesla owners here?

'and a lot of those drivers with quite an attitude ("Look at me, I am driving a Tesla, now get the f*** out of my way!" '

Are Audi bleeding sales to Tesla over there, then?

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Brit moron tried buying a car bomb on dark web, posted it to his address. Now he's screwed

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Re: Time to start deporting the problem fast before it gets much worse!

The Beaker people are on the rise in the UK...

"Me!Me!Me!Me!Me...!"

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Official: Perl the most hated programming language, say devs

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Re: Pokes head above parapet at Schloss Silicon

"Chip folk like Perl as it gets the job done at the physical design end of things."

While you're playing with perl scripts the tcl + sed/awk/grep guy has beat you to tape out.

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'The Queen' is showing Geneva how to be polite on public transport

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Japan

Wrong choice of country. Japanese transport etiquette would have made more sense.

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Car trouble: Keyless and lockless is no match for brainless

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Door or boot not shut

Door or boot not shut = car will not lock

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Your data will get hacked anyway so you might as well give up protecting it

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Head Freezing

It's a lot safer than full body freezing.

I've seen "The Chilling" !!!

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Strontium Dog

Someone explain why there isn't a blockbuster movie?

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WPA2 security in trouble as KRACK Belgian boffins tease key reinstallation bug

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Public WiFi

How quaint. I just use 4G. WiFi on the mobile is permanently off.

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I love disruptive computer jargon. It's so very William Burroughs

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tagnut of technobollox

Are they in anyway related to dangleberries of drivel?

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They've only gone and made a chemical-threat-detecting ring

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The Scared Dollar

They're going for the scared dollar. That's a big market. Very shrewd move.

Free marketing too, as pundits amp-up the threat levels.

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Blade Runner 2049 review: Scott's vision versus Villeneuve's skill

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Actually I was talking about the Johnnie Walker, multiple Sony and Peugeot hawking spots.

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Ruined by fan service and truly awful product placement

... In my view.

(Oh and viewing at a cinema where the audio was so pumped up the screen was vibrating didn't help. )

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You forgot that you hired me and now you're saying it's my fault?

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Licences

IT bods taking down the production licence server while installing training licences is always a good way to start a training course. Especially if they've not touched it in a while.

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Why the Apple Watch with LTE means a very Apple-y sort of freedom

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MultiSIM

Current European MultiSIM offerings give you multiple SIM cards, each with their own number, but linked to your main SIM/numbers tariff. For data only. They can't be used to make or receive calls or send sms/mms.

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'All-screen display'? But surely every display is all-screen... or is a screen not a display?

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Re: Playing with fire, Dabbsy?

Haven't Braun been charging toothbrushes and razors in this manner for 25+ years?

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Everyone loves programming in Python! You disagree? But it's the fastest growing, says Stack Overflow

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If it can't be done in SED, AWK or GREP, walk away.

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Indian call centre scammers are targeting BT customers

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British Jobs For British Workers

Why aren't British scammers more involved in this growth industry?

Poor show.

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Paris nightclub red-faced after booze-for-boobs offer exposed

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Re: Really ?

@Andrew Moore & JLV

In your dreams, maybe?

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Cellphone kill switches kill cellphone snatchers

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Re: And elsewhere in the US?

Stealing for spare parts is one of the Met's current theories and has been reported multiple times in the news media over the last few weeks WRT the moped crimewave.

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Pre-order your early-bird pre-sale product today! (Oh did we mention the shipping date has slipped AGAIN?)

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PaperSoil

PaperSoil: Sounds like a shit idea.

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What sort of silicon brain do you need for artificial intelligence?

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Squirrel Counter-Measures

A worthy application. Pi FTW!

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HMS Frigatey Mcfrigateface given her official name

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Re: Nice

Look, it's not this fell off a magic money tree, or something.

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Now your boss can tear you a new Glasshole: Google's techno-specs reborn as biz gear

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Re: Have they solved the "makes you look like a twat" problem?

Yeah! And people who wear prescription glasses are also twats?

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Truck spills slimy load all over Oregon road – drivers slip in eel slick

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Re: Beware susi eel

Eel used in sushi is cooked.

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What can you do with adult VR, some bronze gears and a robotic thumb? On a Friday?

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Prosthetic Controllable Thumb

If squirrels get hold of that we are doomed.

DOOMED!

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Now you can 'roam like at home' within the EU, but what's the catch?

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Nothing New

Have been able to subscribe to contracts with unlimited voice/sms/mms and dozens of Gb of data are metered the same (i.e. "free") whilst roaming in Europe, the US and even China, for years now. (In France.)

The reason for these offers? Competition and the networks knowing this was coming.

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Labour says it will vote against DUP's proposed TV Licence reforms

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Re: Trot's Propaganada Machine

You appear to have drunk long and deep from the print media (with off-shored proprietors and vested interests to kick the BBC) Kool-Aid.

You should stick to hard liquor instead.

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The BBC: Crown Jewels of UK Broadcasting

People are just to parochial to realise how damn good it is.

Everywhere else pays for public broadcasting that is schite and still has adverts.

Or in the case of the US, is just adverts.

Grass is always greener.

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Re: Speaking from NZ

If they were really worried about viewing outside of the licensed regions they would shut down the broadcast of their transmissions via satellite.

As would Sky.

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France and UK want to make web firms liable for users' content

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Re: You all knew what she was like as Home Sec

Then you weren't voting right!

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You all knew what she was like as Home Sec

Yet plenty were willing to vote her in.

Your bed. You lie in it.

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Record number of non-EU techies coming to Blighty

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Re: How many are from India?

"Assuming they give me one (despite living here for 17 years and paying taxes for 17 years) as it never crossed my mind I will ever need one."

Did you know, as an EU citizen married to a UK spouse, you are not entitled to automatic UK citizenship via marriage. Non-EU citizens are. But due to EUers having the same rights as UKers (up until now) uk.gov never bothered to give the same rights to EU citizens.

Bloody EU, eh?

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Re: How many are from India?

It's what Priti Patel was nudge-nudge, wink-winking about when visiting India before the brexit vote.

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My unpopular career in writing computer reviews? It's a gift

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Journalistic Intergity

It's great to see journos come clean about the bribes they accept .

Can we expect to see other journalism sectors aligning with this new found transparency? Motoring journalists, for example?

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Silicon Graphics' IRIX and Magic Desktop return as Linux desktop

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+1 for CDE but I still preferred OpenWindows with the multi-paned olvwm.

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EU axes geo-blocking: Upsets studios, delights consumers

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Re: So will we be able to see the full BBC iplayer site through Europe now?

I've been using iPlayer around the globe for years.

And Radio iPlayer on the mobile in the car too.

Apart from when sport is mentioned and the annoying "Due to rights restrictions, this content is unavailable." loop audio starts up.

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Life is... pushing all the right buttons on the wrong remote control

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Grrrr is fine ...

... just as long as Mrs Dabbs doesn't

start doing that French tutting thing.

Scary and annoying.

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Beeb hands £560m IT deal to Atos. Again

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Re: Slightly off topic

Would this "acceptance" occur before or after they send round the heavy squad to pepper-spray and/or taze your during the operation to arrest a clearly violent perp?

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Realistic Brits want at least 3 security steps on bank accounts

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Like Razors ...

3 is okay, but surely 4 would be better. Or even 5 !

(Are there 6 blades now ...?)

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What augmented reality was created for: An ugly drink with a balloon

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Snakebite 'n' black...

Is there an AR app that generates images of you after consuming such beverages?

(Lying in a pool of your own purple vomit, for example?)

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Master of Dredd: Judge inker John Higgins speaks to The Reg

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Thank You

Nice article on a relatively unsung comics legend.

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Need the toilet? Wanna watch a video ad about erectile dysfunction?

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Re: Won't Work In The US?

Isn't there's a certain type of German scatological grumble flick for people of your ilk?

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Won't Work In The US?

People don't hang around long enough in US bogs, do they?

What with them being designed by pervs with all the massive gaps above, below and at the sides of the doors on all the traps so that everyone can have a good ogle whilst you "log off".

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Well, hot-diggity-damn, BlackBerry's KEYone is one hell of a comeback

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Minor design flaw...

It's only single SIM?

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