* Posts by Frood42

20 posts • joined 15 Jul 2013

Vampires and Ninjas versus the Alien Jedi Robot Pirates: It's ON

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Samurai Pizza Cats

Samurai Pizza Cats, they're so bad, they've got more fur than any turtle ever had.

And now for someone completely brilliant: Stephen Hawking to join Monty Python on stage

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Great show

Not really a fan, but have enjoyed some of the films and sketches in the past, so went to see this at the cinema on the 20th (rather than paying O2 prices).

I really enjoyed the show.

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Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

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Re: Only Lab-based tests?

Upvote for Mythbusters.

If in doubt, C4, ha ha

Mobe-orists, beware: Stroking while driving could land you a £4k fine

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Excellent

Great, can't wait, getting really fed up of people using their phones will driving, its a real nuisance.

Can we also get make-up being applied while driving added, and other such idiotic things as eating a bowl of cereal (with milk in it), that people seem to think they can do (yes, I know, careless or even dangerous driving would apply, but rarely do you see that happening).

Too many people treat their car as an extension of their home rather than as an item that can potentially do great damage, or even kill.

I love a sunny weekend drive, but some people can really ruin that enjoyment for others.

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100% driverless Wonka-wagon toy cars? Oh Google, you're having a laugh

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Great!

Great! The problem I see is not the automated car but the impatient, and hard to anticipate drivers that already exist on the road. With automated cars the overall flow should increase quite a bit and make commuting to and from the office a much nicer experience.

As a cycling commuter I cannot wait for these to come along, as it is the same impatient drivers that make other drivers lives a misery that also cause me problems (although I am in a more vunerable positon which makes the experience less desirable).

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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – A jolly little war for lunchtime

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Love it

Ended up playing Hearthstone rather than WoW on a rare weekend when I had some spare time.

Got the free mount and still playing it, not much more to say, other than I really like it.

Now, just need the android version.

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Titanfall, shoot-'em-up gamers, cloudy contracts and cattle

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Re: Limited sales

An upvote for just making me smile.

I have found very little to no reason to upgrade to an Xbox One.

In fact I has seen very little compelling reason to upgrade to either a PS4 or an Xbox One.

My Xbox 360 does me just fine for a casual bit of violent fun at the weekend.

I think these consoles just took too long to get to the market, and when they did get here, it was all a bit meh and shrug of shoulders as the release games were a bit average.

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Meh

Meh

Which is just one of the reasons why I very very rarely play a purely online multiplayer game like this one, especially one that is meant to be fast paced action.

The only MMORPG I play on occassion is World Of Warcraft (as it will play on my ok spec PC).

Titanfall and Forza were just not good enough reasons to get an Xbox One, although depending on how Destiny looks, that may have me upgrade...

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Psssst. Don't tell the Bride, but BBC Three is about to be jilted

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When I last watched the channel

For me it was Mongrels, and then season 2 appeared, sigh...

As most of my viewing is BBC iPlayer I shall continue to not watch or download content linked to this channel.

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Murdoch dumps Microsoft, prepares to Hangout with Google

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Re: A fool and his money are easily parted...

What is this hell of coporate GMail of which you type?

Do you use or have you used corporate GMail?

I haven't, so I am interested in hearing your buisnesses experience with it.

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Bosses to be banned from forcing new hires to pull personal records

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WTF?

Huh?

When did employers start asking for personal account access?

While I do have a faceache and twatter account, these are rarely used, and people I work with/for have been added to my friend list. I accepted the requests simply because I rarely use those services, the stuff I post is beyond mundane, and I don't post stuff about work on there.

Yes, I know some of them are on there simply to "spy" on me.

Want to "friend me" once I am working for you so you feel a little less insecure, that's fine, nothing much for you to see anyway. If I don't work for you or I don't know you, feel to browse my limited public profile, that's what the public profile is for.

Want passwords to my Facebook or LinkedIn accounts, I don't think so, and I wouldn't want to work for such a company.

If you are working in sensitive areas processes should already be in place to get the needed information/data, you shouldn't need to go digging it up for them or providing them direct access to your accounts and data.

There is no excuse and I see no excuse for such obtrusiveness or for not going through the proper channels.

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Google gives Maps a lick of paint, smears it over screens worldwide

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Google map colours

I prefer the colours that they use in Google Maps, much easier on my eyes.

The attempt at doing cycle routes is also ok, but needs a lot of user feedback to improve on this particular offering.

I had a look at the beta of the new Google Maps, and while there was some nice ideas, alot of the functionality was still missing, like mutliple waypoints, so I went back to classic maps...

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Re: Big meh here...

Aerial -> Untick "show labels"...

El Reg gives it a wrist at MWC: From not-so-smartwatch to the selfie-taker

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Re: I still think

What do you get if you multiplty six by nine?

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Robots demanding equal API rights? It's just a matter of time

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Does anyone want toast?

I bet all my friends on Faceache and Twatter would love Talkie Toaster, a great conversationalist...

"Does anyone want toast?"

"Does anyone want toast?"

"Does anyone want toast?"

http://reddwarf.wikia.com/wiki/Talkie_Toaster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRq_SAuQDec

Although I prefered the Series 1 look.

Google's paid link settlement plan will lead to fresh wave of abuses, claims Euro rival

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Joke

Re: "UK-based price comparison site Foundem"

Let me Google that for you:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=foundem&meta=

SCRAP the TELLY TAX? Ancient BBC Time Lords mull Beeb's future

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Advert free

I watch the BBC channels because they are advert free and have a wide range of programmes, some I may like, some I may not, and some I may not know I may like.

I also use services like Netflix, as they don't have adverts.

They start with adverts and I will get my coat.

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Devs SLAM UK.gov's JavaScript-astic, 'shoddy' security education website

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Really?

FOUR MILLION for a cartoon street.

Well I suppose those 5-6yr old budding CEO's of the future might find it fun to look at.

I know you have to design things to appeal to the lowest audience who may have limited attention spans, but still, FOUR MILLION...

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Random car shutdowns force Toyota to recall Prius hybrids - AGAIN

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Re: failsafe or fucksafe

Seems quite safe to me, especially if the person behind you are keeping a safe distance...

Ah, yes, UK motorways... where braindead morons think it is ok to tailgate you in the pouring rain.

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JPL wants to fire a laser at MARS!

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Re: But... What if they MISS ?

*cough* Betelgeuse *cough*

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