* Posts by TheOldGuy

31 posts • joined 10 Apr 2013

Bill Clinton's cyber-attack novel: The airport haxploit-blockbuster you knew it would be

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Re: Widower

Wishfull thinking on Bill's part?

German IKEA trip fracas assembles over trolley right of way

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Ice cold in Alex

Classic film. Probably the best beer ad in the world.

Shhh! Don’t tell KillBots the UN’s about to debate which ones to ban

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"uncivilised way to kill people"

Is there a civilised way to kill people?

Cyborg fined for riding train without valid ticket

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Jenny Agutter wearing that short dress

Ah yes, I remember that!

Dammit, now I need a cold shower....

Iran: We have defeated evil nuclear-sensing Western lizards!

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Re: "But when we arrested them, they said they had come for fishing and were tourists."

Ah yes, the old 'innocent tourist' ploy.......

Jet packs are real – and inventor just broke world speed record in it

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Jet Pack?

The only Bond gadget I really wanted was Little Nellie....

Ten new tech terms I learnt this summer: Do you know them all?

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Re: Sublimated Ear and Gaseous Elbow.

I thought they were Prog Rock bands.....

Disneyland to become wretched hive of scum and villainy

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Re: Hope Disney is on the same page as me

Wasn't that Star Trek?

Baidu teaches AI 'baby' bots English by ordering them around a maze

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Progression

First it's find the apple.

Then it's find Sarah Connor.

Spotted: Bizarre SpaceX rocket-snatching machine that looks like it belongs on Robot Wars

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Re: No I don't have an armoured bowler hat

That's because John Steed has them all.

Gov wants to make the UK the 'safest place in the world to go online'

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"strap them on a rocket heading towards the headquarters of The Sun"

That gets my vote...

Rogue One: This is the Star Wars back story you've been looking for

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Now if someone were to film Ian Banks culture novels

Oh God, yes please!!!

You say I mustn’t write down my password? Let me make a note of that

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Of course, real dinosaurs remember acoustic couplers and 300 baud

Guess that makes me a dinosaur then...........

Paris, jihadis, tech giants ... What is David Cameron's speechwriter banging on about now?

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Get your lies in first, make them big and tell them often

Well, it worked for Joseph Goebbels.....

Doctor Who: Even the TARDIS key can't unpick the chronolock in Face the Raven

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how else does she keep her waist so trim and her feminine bulges so pointy?

I don't know, but I'm more than willing to find out!

All in all, it's just another hit in the stalls: Roger Waters The Wall

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I'd just like to mention VdGG.

Have an upvote for that!

Roll up, roll up, as LG launches stealthy Bluetooth keyboard

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Re: Promo Vid of it in use

Indeed!

'Unexpected item in baggage area' assigned to rubbish area

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"Old is where the real action is at."

I wish.......

Look out, law abiding folk: UK’s Counter-Extremism Bill slithers into view

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One Nation....

what's next?

"One People, One Empire, One Leader" perhaps?

Car-crash IT: HUGE write-off for Universal Credit - PAC

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'consultants' (interesting anagram opportunity).

Nice. Have an upvote.

Sign off my IT project or I’ll PHONE your MUM

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"gently trying to persuade my newborn daughter to shut the fuck up."

Ahhh, that brings back sooo many memories. Now she has reached the age of telling me to shut the fuck up.

Apple: Beats Music is safe with us. Just like your selfies in iCloud

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Re: prawns

Err.. do you mean District 9?

Why do Reg readers deserve the big bucks? Here's why...

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Re: Mordac

Try Dilbert....

Rejoice, Russians! The annexation of Crimea is complete and legitimate – Google Maps proves it

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Re: Which cliche works here....

"does Apple Maps even know where Crimea is?"

In a word, yes.

Want a free Bosch steam iron? You'll have to TALK TO THE DEAD

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Re: Ouija boards

"aren't under constant surveillance by the NSA"

You have proof of this?

Los Angeles' weather is just like Mordor, says Brit climate prof

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Re: WTF

It may be "in his own time", but what resources did he use? I think that is the point teapot9999 was trying to make.

Alleged Peeping Tom claims First Amendment right to upskirt

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Re: Consent on both sides?

"Actually, scratch that, if you're Scottish in traditional dress and a women shoved a camera to take a picture of up between your legs, how would you feel?"

This happens a lot in Scotland. I know this because back in the 80's I worked in a photo lab checking prints as they came out of the machine. Amazing how many guys wore kilts to weddings......

NASA, start your torrents: 622 Mbps broadband link FOUND ON MOON

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But.....

"LLCD is the first step on our roadmap toward building the next generation of space communication capability,"

So, we're going to be using lasers in space, but SETI thinks aliens will be using radio. Have I missed something here?

Seven all-in-ones that aren't the Apple iMac - and one that is

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Re: I'd buy an all-in-one with Linux!

I have two iMacs - one running OS X, the other running Xubuntu. Installing Xubuntu was straightforward and easy.

The Tomorrow People jaunt back to the airwaves

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Didn't they have some kind of organic AI? I have vague memories of something with lots of tubes hanging from the ceiling of their base.

Seoul plans anti-GPS jamming system to thwart NORKS

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Re: 'The Mouse That Roared' (film 1955)

Didn't Fenwick come out on top in the end?

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