* Posts by Dr_N

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Townsfolk left deeply unsatisfied by Bury St Edmunds' 'twig' of a Christmas tree

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War On Christmas ®™?

Maybe they should have just gone for a big yule log instead.

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My hoard of obsolete hardware might be useful… one day

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Re: Bin it all.

"My existence is supported by the things around me, even when they're no longer of any practical use"

Demijohns of your own urine in the attic to, huh?

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Bin it all.

Just Do It. √

Feels great once you break your compulsive hoarding disorder.

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Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too

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James Prescott Joule

Icon says it all.

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BT: We're stocking warehouses with kit ahead of Brexit to avoid shortages

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Re: A timely reminder...

"You do realise Scotland is part of the UK? For now at least."

You do know you can get great single malt from a variety of sources outside the UK, right?

Grab a bottle of Yamazaki 12 Year Old.

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Woman who hooked up with over 15 spectres has found her forever phantom after whirlwind romance and plane sex

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Phantom Pregnancy

Is that what you get when you play about with goulies?

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The Chinese are here: Xiaomi to bring phones to the UK next month

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Re: Excellent phones

Telling MIUI not to battery optimise apps is fairly straight forward.

And if it's still not your cup of tea then there are now the Android One version phones. (I don't like 'em, but can see why people would.)

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Sorry friends, I'm afraid I just can't quite afford the Bitcoin to stop that vid from leaking everywhere

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"Hang on... I think I've come up against a snag. "

Fnar.

"singing badly to Nine Inch Nails”

Oh the humanity! I'd pay not to see that.

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Erm... what did you say again, dear reader?

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"As a foreign speaker of English ... "

Is it particularly difficult fir Americans?

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Pfffft.

Right?

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Silent running: Computer sounds are so '90s

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Re: PC noises

@Antron Argaiv

"every woman in high heels"

So are men in highheels silent?

Highheel Ninja?!

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Re: Ringtones are cringworthy

Rol> Due to my overindulgence of strong white cider

Are 14 year olds allowed to post on here?

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Japanese phone etiquette FTW.

Love Japan's phone etiquette in public spaces.

However Android One's Do Not Disturb feature, in conjunction with Outlook and Skype-for-Business' penchant for turning it on can be annoying in of itself.

"I tried calling you but you didn't answer...."

Gah!

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Finally. The palm-sized Palm phone is back. And it will, er, save you from your real smartphone

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Asus Padfone Mini...

Was a better concept. Just needed a smaller handset.

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Re: A phone from the past

Xperia Mini Pro FTW !!!

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Samsung: Swanky hardware alone won't save a phone maker

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Re: £549

I'm not really getting on with my current "Bloatware Free" Mi A2 Lite. (Android One sucks.)

I should have gone for the MIUI Redmi6 Pro version.

I actually like MIUI and its features.

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Take my advice: The only safe ID is a fake ID

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Best Bond Theme

Thanks Alison.

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I Thought Activ Forte ...

... was a Danone yoghurt?

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Workplace services-flinger Sodexo pulls Engage website after division hit by malware smackdown

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Re: Misleading headline

Yes, more of a works canteen company than anything else.

Always a depressing lunchtime when you end up eating at a Sodexo joint.

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Why are sat-nav walking directions always so hopeless?

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Re: Tea with milk

>With one exception - coffee in France is horrible unless it's from Starbucks...

You're obviously drinking your coffee with the wrong hand. Or you've confused France with England.

England: Were towns are full of "cafes" all serving stool samples.

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"braised slug provençal"

Mmmm. Nutty.

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I want to buy a coffee with an app – how hard can it be?

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Coffee in the UK....

"Corr! This coffee smells like shit!” ...

(And watch out for labcoat wearers and their "coffee"...)

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How an augmented reality tourist guide tried to break my balls

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Surprised that ...

... anything could dent your <<glaouis en platine>> Mr Dabbs.

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Post-silly season blues leave me bereft of autonomous robot limbs

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and Brexiter politicians fuck off abroad to check on their offshore tax evasion schemes

INCOMING !!!

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Activists raise alarm over insidious creep of surveillance in the UK

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Re: As a kid in the 60's

... because you used to pick on her son Melvyn?

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'World's favorite airline' favorite among hackers: British Airways site, app hacked for two weeks

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AmEx's lines have been engaged all morning

I wonder why?

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Voyager 1 left the planet 41 years ago – and SpaceX hopes to land on Earth this Saturday

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Re: Voyager 1 left the planet 41 years ago. SpaceX hopes to land on it on Saturday

Bof. :-p

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Voyager 1 left the planet 41 years ago. SpaceX hopes to land on it on Saturday

Why are SpaceX running a mission to land on Voyager 1?

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Canny Brits are nuking the phone bundle

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Not taking a phone from my network means I get €20 a month off my tariff. Getting DSL from my mobile provider reduces it by another €10 a month. All-you-can-eat voice,texting and data even when roaming.

Who doesn't do this? Ah people stuck in the backwater that is the UK. :-(

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Wasted worker wasps wanna know – oi! – who are you looking at?

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Wasps?

Pffft. A minor annoyance.

Try dealing with Asian Hornets.

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Amazon meets the incredible SHRINKING UK taxman

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Re: How it works:-

codejunky> Tim has done a proper analysis of this to which Amazon is paying more tax regardless of the teeth gnashers protests-

Very interesting.

Ohhh, codejunky!

As you seem to be on 1st name terms with Mr Worstall, could you ask him about why the IEA employed fashion graduate Darren Grimes and why, when Mr Grimes was fined £20K, for illegally funnelling £675,000 from Vote.Leave to Aggregate IQ through his BeLeave campaign, Mr Worstall then instigated a whip round to pay the fine? (Also probably against UK electoral rules.)

Thanks awfully!

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UK govt's top tech heavyweight Maxwell quits for Amazon job

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Re: Best of luck

Hello Mrs Maxwell.

You must be really proud of your son.

I hope all is well?

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I predict a riot: Amazon UK chief foresees 'civil unrest' for no-deal Brexit

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Re: I was pro-remain, but this really is "Project Fear" at work.

codejunky> Did I say that? I call Gremany's invitation to the middle east a terrible mistake and I call the EU accepting it as their problem as a self inflicted migration crisis.

If you actually just used that type of language I wouldn't have a problem with you.

But you don't do you? More like, "Merkel invited the entire Middle East to come in. BoogahWoogah!!!!! Scary!!!! OMG!"

codejunky>But I am talking about some remainers who fear the foreigners outside the EU borders. The fear of the US, China, EU, Russia

Utter bollocks. And hilarious given your propensity for spreading dramatic, "Dusky Hordes!" type propaganda.

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Re: I was pro-remain, but this really is "Project Fear" at work.

codejunky>So its ok if they are supporting your 'side'?

Show me the xenophobic remoaners. Or I'm calling, "FAKE NEWS!"

Are your pants on fire? AGAIN?

Or are you trying some of your Russian twitter troll skillz and sophistry by saying that because the EU doesn't grant freedom of movement to everyone on the planet it's RACIST!!!!!!

Enough already. Go make a success of Brexit. In 50 years' time (by ReeSmogg's timescale) maybe it'll be unicorns and rainbows. Who cares. I certainly won't. And if it turns out to be the total clusterfvck I think it'll be, then you can always blame the EU like Jeremy Hunt has just started doing. Masterful.

Toodle Pip

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Re: I was pro-remain, but this really is "Project Fear" at work.

codejunky> I can understand that. The hysteria against foreigners from both leave and remain bother me.

Utter Bollox. Don't try and use the Trumpism of " there's bad folk on both sides!" to justify rampant xenophobia and pandering to xenophobes. Jaysus.

codejunky> I do find mild annoyance when someone accuses me of being a Russian as an insult

Stop posting in the style a Russian Twitter troll then?

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Re: I was pro-remain, but this really is "Project Fear" at work.

codejunky> and yet through all your continued trolling and strong focus on foreigners ...

You can't be a racist. You told us you have non-white friends, right?

(As opposed to the Leave.EU leadership, who I get the feeling really don't like dusky folk.)

But as the immigrant son of an immigrant I just take umbrage with the brexit campaigns whipping up of hysteria against immigrants. Something you took part in. Specifically that doozy of a trumpcard about Turkish hordes that came out the week before the vote.

Still, I guess neither of us will be around to reap your rewards of brexit. (It'll take 50 years, apparently. LOLZ)

Enjoy your brexit.

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Re: As previously

Doctor Syntax> Dunno but I do get pissed off with this neo-this, neo-that stuff.

Yes, Matrix fanbois are annoying.

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Re: I was pro-remain, but this really is "Project Fear" at work.

codejunky> I keep having remain idiots telling me the reason I voted out is because I am against foreigners and one troll who insists I must be racist because he has nothing else to contribute.

Aww codejunky! No one has called you a racist.

I just say that you played the xenophobia card throughout your posts during and after the brexit campaign.

Just because you use xenophobia and like to whip up hysteria propagating fake stories concerning Turkish hordes about to assail England's green and pleasant lands, doesn't make you a racist, old chap.

You got your wish granted by the brexit pixies. Now go forth and make a success of brexit!

You have all the answers, so show us Project: Unicorns & Rainbows!!!!

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Either my name, my password or my soul is invalid – but which?

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" If I'm facially scarred in a road accident, for example...

...my biometric passport will no longer work."

They aren't that clever. You'd still be able to fly.

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Fukushima reactors lend exotic nuclear finish to California's wines

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They believe in homeopathy in France.

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British Airways' latest Total Inability To Support Upwardness of Planes* caused by Amadeus system outage

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Re: How can knowing which platform a train leaves from be a security problem?

>While it would work in Japan

Platform info works great on the Japanese Tourist Board app and the Navitime app it's based on. So no problems there.

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No, seriously, why are you holding your phone like that?

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Trust In Apple

The sooner Apple delete the mic & earpiece from their phone designs and force everyone to use a headset the better.

Or the death penalty is introduced for sodcasting or talking on speakerphone in public.

And it's not just the young. Old people have taken to viewing videos in groups at cafes and bars in France AT FULL VOLUME now too.

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Infrastructure wonks: Tear up Britain's copper phone networks by 2025

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>Well, if we rolled back our wasteful foreign aid programme

How then would the government funnel subsidies to British Aerospace etc ... ?

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Cancelled in Crawley? At least your train has free Wi-Fi now, right?

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Re: If only...

>There's something known as priorities and Wifi access should be somewhere near the bottom when it comes to railways.

Maybe the UK shouldn't have sold them off to the lowest bidder then?

They work great elsewhere. And have free WiFi too. Fancy that!

Personally I use (free) global roaming on my mobile tariff when travelling. Or a local data SIM in the 2nd slot. But I doubt that works too well in the UK either? Like I said: backwater.

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Re: Time to dream up solutions

In the good old days phones had external antenna connectors. Very useful in cars when passing through weak signal areas.

The last one I saw was a Samsung Galaxy S4. But you had to cut a hole in the back over to access it.

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Re: If only...

> I'd prefer the train companies sort out their useless timetables and performance issues rather than waste time and money setting up infrastructure so some morons can talk bollocks on whatsapp

But they won't even do that will they.

And with that attitude, the UK is always destined to be an IT, technology and infrastructure backwater.

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Gemini goes back to the '90s with Agenda, Data and mulls next steps

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>Or I could just look at that thing on my left wrist.

Wow an Apple Watch user!

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So... where's the rest? Xiaomi walks away from IPO with less than hoped

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Re: Xiaomi the money!!

Just use honorbuy. Global versions shipped from Italy. I've purchased 4 Xiaomi phones from them (Redmi 3 Pro, Redmi 4X (X2) & MiMax 2) for self various people. Never a problem.

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Automated payment machines do NOT work the same all over the world – as I found out

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Re: English?

By George, I think he's got it!

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