* Posts by hi_robb

339 posts • joined 7 Jul 2007

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Men charged with theft of free newspapers

hi_robb

Re: Why?

I woudln't even wipe my arse with anything Gideon is related to.

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Currys PC World given a spanking for misleading laptop savings ads

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Ahh

Good old Currys / PC World.

A couple of weeks ago I decided I wanted a 4K UHD blu-ray player, a panasonic DMP-UB700 to be exact. Amazon were out of stock until the week after, but a cursory glance in google brought up Currys / PC World in the serach results for the same price as everywhere else. The Currys one even came with a free UHD disc (the girlie Ghostbusters so nothing to shout about, infact I'm ashamed to say it's in my possession!).

To be fair, the website was easy enough to use and I reserved my player to be picked up from my local store that very afternoon, and off I went to get it.

Once at the store I went and reported in to the customer service desk and the pimpled faced sales yoof brought my purchase out. As you can guess I got the extended warranty speil, told him no home insurance and the card I was paying on had better converage thanks. He stopped right away tyring to seel their crappy insurance to be fair, but then he dropped his big sell!

PFSP: "Do you need a high speed HDMI cable for that Sir?"

Me: "I have a number of HDMI cable at home thanks."

PFSP: "Ah but you'll need one that's high speed and support HDMI spec 2. blah blah and can carry a 4k signal."

*Now at this point I realised he may be actually telling some truth and that I may only have some older 1.4 spec cables in the house.*

Me: "Ah ok, I may need one, what have you got an how much is your cheapest?"

PFSP: "How long do you need the cable to be Sir?"

Me: "2m should do it thanks."

And without a trace of shame, not a blink of an eye or even a pause..

PFSP: "Our cheapest is £154 Sir."

Needless to say I paid for the blu-ray player, didn't take them up on the bargain cable and I I walked out the shop, got on to Amazon 2 hour prime same day deliveryon the phone, and had one of Amazon's own brand basic high speed cables delivered 34 minutes after I walked back through my front door.

The Amazon cable cost me a fiver and works perfectly.

That's where Currys make their money, selling wankpuffin extras to wankpuffin people who are too stupid to know any better.

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Hundreds stranded at Manchester Airport due to IT 'glitch'

hi_robb

Erm

Don't just fook it, Thomas Cook it.

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Russian hackers and Britney Spears in one story. Are you OK, Reg?

hi_robb

Oops

They did it again, they're not that innocent.

/taxi for one please

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Utah fights man's attempt to marry laptop

hi_robb

Hmm

What does the guy call his laptop?

Adele?

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Teen charged with 'cyberstalking' in bomb hoax case

hi_robb

Re: Article picture

Absolutely not, that's the first sign of Madness...

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hi_robb

Hmm

2 years, the kid certainly kept them occupied.

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Nerd Klaxon: Barbican to host Science Fiction exhibition this summer

hi_robb

No, no, no.

The bible is one man's lie about an affair that got seriously out of hand.

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Payday lender Wonga admits to data breach

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Cyber attacks are on the rise eh?

Yep, they sure are.

Wonga have detected a 1,509% increase in the last 5 years...

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

hi_robb

Hmm

Shaq can buzz off, dangerous, bumbling fuckwit.

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hi_robb

Re: And talking of quack medical gadgets...

I bought the wife one of those vibrators!

All she has done is moan since...

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Microsoft's new hardware: eight x86 cores, 40 GPU cores

hi_robb

HDMI

Some good points on HDMI,

A lot of err cheaper early build 4k tellies only have one if you're lucky and to do 4k HDR, the Scorpio buyers are going to need one. However, most modern 4K tellies have at least a couple of ports. Obviously the better ones have many more. My Sony X93 has erm 4 I think - all 4K HDR compatible.

Even those with 2 may struggle if they already have Sky Q and a PS4 Pro using them up already. Scorpio does have a HDMI in and if it's compliant that could be an option, but it's not exactly green. The Xbox One needs the console switched on for it to be used so up goes the leccy bill.

D

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Yee-hacked! Fired Texan sysadmin goes rogue, trashes boot business

hi_robb

Hmm

Wonder if it was a spur of the moment thing....

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Van Allen surprise: fewer nasty particles than NASA expected

hi_robb

Well

I love Van Allen,

Especially that song 'Jump'

/TAXI

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UK Home Office warns tech staff not to tweet negative Donald Trump posts

hi_robb

God bless America

And free speech...

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Smart sex toys firm coughs up $3.75m in privacy lawsuit

hi_robb

Excellent

I hope their lawyer stuck up for them

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BBC hooks up with ITV, launches long awaited US subscription VoD

hi_robb

Oh dear!

American's getting ITV, aren't the poor bastards suffering enough with Trump without that shit on top to!

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Samsung set a fire under battery-makers to make the Galaxy Note 7 flaming brilliant

hi_robb

hmm

I hope El Reg didn't take notes...

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Now that's a Blue Screen of Death: Windows 10 told me to jump off a cliff

hi_robb

Eileen Dover....

I mentioned Eileen Dover earlier, but I'd also forgotten about her fella, Arthur Cliff...

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hi_robb

Lovely pic

It was taken by Eileen Dover

/gets coat

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Terry Pratchett's self-written documentary to be broadcast in 2017

hi_robb

Folks

Having read through all of your wonderful tributes to the Great Man, I'm genuinely sitting here in tears.

Not a bad word for him and long may that continue.

D

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Amazon's first live drone delivery flew last week in Cambridge, UK

hi_robb

Fair play to Amazon

I didn't think this idea would get off the ground...

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Going underground: The Royal Mail's great London train squeeze

hi_robb

Excellent article

In fact it was first class..

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LinkedIn officially KickedOut of Russia

hi_robb

Hmm

Their new website.

www.linkedin.nyet

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British banks chuck smartphone apps out of Windows

hi_robb

Hmm

It would seem Lloyd's are making a large withdrawal.

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Adult FriendFinder users get their privates exposed... again – reports

hi_robb

hmm

Organisation?

Orgasmation surely..

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Married man arrives at A&E with wedding ring stuck on todger

hi_robb

And...

I guess they'd done the "here comes the bride" bit and were now trying out the "here comes the groom"

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hi_robb

This article reminds me...

That I haven't spokn to my South African friend for ages!

I think I'll give him a ring....

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Join the Q: British intel agencies seek tech-savvy apprentices

hi_robb

Hmmm

Pleas pick a password with at least 8 characters.

SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs

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Birmingham sperm bank pulls plug after just a handful of recruits

hi_robb

Hmm

Please don't come again soon.

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Meet the slimeballs who are openly sabotaging Virgin Media

hi_robb

Oh dear

This reminds me when I was younger and had a racing snail!

I thought taking it's shell off would make it go faster, but it just made it sluggish....

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New UK National silicone database will help avoid boobs

hi_robb

Hmmm

I hope it doesn't go TITSUP...

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Casino cops are coming if we can't move all this cash in a hurry

hi_robb

good on that techy

He was right on the money...

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$100 credit for Note 7 owners

hi_robb
Mushroom

Hmm

So Samsung owners could end up with another 100 notes burning a hole in their pockets...

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Samsung: And for my next trick – exploding WASHING MACHINES

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Flame

Good on Samsung

Buy a washing machine, get a free tumble drier.

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Naughty Zuck: Facebook fudged its video ad numbers

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Joke

Oh dear

I'll bet the admen won't LIKE this....

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Behold the fruit of your techie utopia: A $43 San Francisco fog-infused martini

hi_robb

Re: Fog-infused martini is quite good

the fanny beer was cheaper earlier, but they've stuck it up since.....

And for 10 grand you can send your beloved other half over to Poland or Germany to have her minge mince scraped out and turned in to a wonderful aperitif!

Lets hope it doesn't have aperitif when they try to interfere with her!

I reckon they sample it before making it in to your dream drink!

"Na Nigel this one's a bit yeasty..."

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WTF ... makes mobile phone batteries explode?

hi_robb

Re: In the phablet, the silent phablet, the LiOn sleeps tonight

Just remember,

The temptation to sing The Lion Sleeps Tonight is never more than a whim away!

A whim away, a whim away...

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Pramworld admits mailing list breach

hi_robb

Oh dear

Hacking Pramworld was childsplay then..

/Sorry - gets dragged stage left.

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BOFH: The case of the suspicious red icon

hi_robb

Quality

Just quality.

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Fanbois iVaporate: Smallest Apple iPhone queues ever

hi_robb

Hmm

Apple fans have a smaller iQueue than normal then?

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Hacker and chums jailed over gold bullion hack, track 'n' grab scam

hi_robb

Oh Dear

Did the judge identify who was number one and number two in the gang?

/Gets coat

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UK nuke warhead builders shift IT gear into public cloud

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Mushroom

Well...

Whoever the cloud providor is, I hope business is not booming....

Or that they try to upgrade Flash....

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Fake Twitter accounts, coup plots ... Wacky Hyperloop One lawsuit turns it up to 11

hi_robb

Thanks El-Reg

For keeping us in the loop....

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What wedding cake would an engineer make? A LEGO one

hi_robb

Hmm

I thought this would end in tiers...

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'Second Earth' exoplanet found right under our noses – just four light years away

hi_robb

May I

Be the first to welcome our new Proxima b dwelling overlords!

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False Northern Lights alert issued to entire UK because of a lawnmower

hi_robb

Hmm

So I guess the alert isn't valid any mower...

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Church organist nabbed for playing glory hole in excelsis

hi_robb

Hmmm

I hope he never tried to do here comes the bride!

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Kepler's K2 mission confirms 104 Earth-like planets

hi_robb

Ahem

May I be the first to welcome our new M dwarf K2-72 system dwelling overlords.

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Alleged Aussie plum plucker pleads guilty to motel tissue swipe

hi_robb

Well....

I've heard the guy thought he might get in to the club for people who's lost their bollocks in stupid ways.

But it's members only....

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