* Posts by Dr_N

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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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Ex-IBMer sues Google for $10bn – after his web ad for 'divine honey cancer cure' was pulled

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Re: For those who are interested in the science...

Freelee the Banana Girl, is that you...?

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Re: An interesting paper...

"... that looks at homeopathy from the patients' POV. The clinical outcomes were assessed during consultations. Patients were asked to rate their overall improvement or deterioration compared to their status at first visit."

The WOO is strong with this one.

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Re: They walk amongst us

"So how come homeopathy cured the warts on my goat's teats?"

Ha Ha Ha!

Oh, you're serious?!

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'No deal better than bad deal' approach to Brexit 'unsubstantiated'

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Re: @ Paul Crawford

"So you bring up your favourite topic (immigration) and seek to blame me? I have told you before I will not be the racist you seem to want me to be. If you are only able to discuss against a racist then you will need to find someone else."

No one is accusing you of being a racist! I'm sure you have plenty of "minority friends".

I'm accusing you of lying and propagating stories about visa free travel that conflate it with freedom of movement so as to whip up the racist voters, is all.

It worked well very will for the brexit vote. I'm sure it will be of use in the future votes too.

Carry on!

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Re: @ Paul Crawford

@codejunky

"Yet again the only thing you write about is racism and xenophobia, you sound obsessed."

Oh codejunky. It's not obsession. It's bitter disappointment in how easy it was to whip up the send-them-home brigade with the kind of lies you propagated. And then lied about propagating.

There more of this dark "alternative fact" mongering coming down the pipe in the coming years, I'm sure.

So you'll be pretty busy, I guess.

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Re: @ Paul Crawford

@codejunky

"cant say I am a fan of discrimination against the world in favour of 'preferred' countries. Too much like racism/xenophobia to me."

I guess you know a lot about racism/xenophobia given your "visa waiver travel==scary immigrant hordes" story peddling in the run up to the brexit vote. An expert even?

If I do seem to bang on about it it's because that looks to me like the type of BS that help swing the vote.

Still it's all to play for now in the GB-begging/pleading-with-former-colonies-and-dominions stakes now. Let's see if the "Go Home!" voters are more welcoming of some darker skinned visitors, eh?

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Re: @ Paul Crawford

"Yes. The only way found to claim we would be worse off outside the EU on that run up to the referendum was to assume we made bad policy choices (usually sticking with EU policies or worse). Outside of the normal risks of the world (we all face) our success or failure is based on the policy decisions in this country."

Brexit make uk.gov suddenly competent shock?

Ha Ha.

And I guess the price hikes that could impact the average GB Joe, if the UK bombs out into WTO trading, wouldn't really affect the illiberal brexit elite who pushed for this over the last 30 years.

BTW Are you gearing up for the post-brexit hordes of Indian Visa-Free visitors to the UK codejunky?

They are coming right for you!!! SCARY!!!!

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WWW daddy Sir Tim Berners-Lee stands up for end-to-end crypto

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Hashtags

Tim Berners-Lee didn't mention hashtags. These so-called experts, eh?

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

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Re: ... start your vehicle and warm it up from inside the house on a cold day...

You are forgetting the toxicity of CO & NOx compared to CO₂.

You'll die of CO or NOx poisoning well before CO₂concentration come into play.

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Why do GUIs jump around like a demented terrier while starting up? Am I on my own?

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Re: ATM's

"Hmmm..reminds me of a particularly annoying toaster from Red Dwarf. talk about life imitating art."

The day an ATM starts a transaction saying, "How-de-doodlie-doo!" is the day I will be arrested for damaging an ATM with whatever street furniture I manage to rip up and attack it with.

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Brit cops can keep millions of mugshots of innocent folks on file

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No smoke without fire.

Nothing to hide, nothing to fear.

Think of the children.

Terrorists!

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Probe President Trump and his crappy Samsung Twitter-o-phone, demand angry congressfolk

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Samsung Twat-o-phone, shirley?

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Welcome to my world of The Unexplained – yes, you're welcome to it

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Re: Batteries

+1 for a RavPower Li-Ion jumpstarter pack.

The thing with modern car batteries is that most are sealed and even if they are not, people never check them any more.

It just takes one of the cells to degrade and it'll keep starting the car until the first cold snap (normally when you are late and need to be somewhere) for it to give up the ghost.

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Parliamentary Trump-off? Pro-Donald petition passes 100k signatures

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... and that is why the UK will never, ever secure its borders or have functioning immigration control.

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"I guess there are possibly that many Brits currently abroad with an opinion. "

If the UK had (or was capable or creating) a proper border control system they'd know exactly how many citizens were outside the country.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth is delayed, Ministry of Defence confesses

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Re: The French

What a disloyal suggestion!

Sovereignty! Brexit! Rule Britannia!

At least the RN still has a fully tested and functioning submarine based nuclear force ...

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Trump decides Breitbart chair Bannon knows more about natsec than actual professionals

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Re: Well this is an interesting experiment

Nicely side-stepped.

We are not talking about economic or immigration points.

Just your falsehood and spreading of outright lies.

Which fits very well with the subject of this article.

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Re: Well this is an interesting experiment

Ahh, been reading the "alternative facts" playbook, I see.

The reason I keep bringing up your "Turkish" lie is because if the enormity of it.

Carry on lying. It seems to be a good working strategy for now.

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Re: Well this is an interesting experiment

>You brought this up before if I remember right. Isnt this the thing I commented on when the actual EU politicians ....

No. It's where you were parroting a totally false story about millions of Turks swarming into the UK based on a report of a low-level FCO person suggesting easier UK visa requirements for Turkish VIPs.

I see it's difficult for you to keep your fearmonger lies straight after a while.

Keep working at it. You'll get as good as the pros eventually.

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