* Posts by Aladdin Sane

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Bosch and Daimler jump in together on driverless vehicle tech

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interacting with technology more important than human relationships

That's most of the El Reg commentards.

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Use ad blockers? Mine some Monero to get access to news, says US site

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How about

No?

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Australia joins the 'decrypt it or we'll legislate' club

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Flame

I have a fix for the problem.

It involves politicians and a very pointy stick.

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KFC: Enemy of waistlines, AI, arteries and logistics software

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I blame

Sandor Clegane.

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Re: Before anyone takes offence

I'm offended that you came here to post the correction.

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Re: DARTS: Deceiving Autonomous Cars with Toxic Signs

Not an acronym.

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Japan's Robo-Bartenders point to a golden future

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Re: I hope that was an oversized glass

Is it pronounced how it's written?

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Re: Beg pardon?

Is it an interface, or merely a filter?

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Re: Head keepers

It's that little etched pattern you see at the bottom of the glass.

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If the damn thing draws a shamrock on your Guinness, you're allowed to rip out its CPU.

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HP starts slinging Apple hardware, tech support vending machines

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It may not be possible for them to be more expensive places to shop.

Challenge accepted.

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A print button? Mmkay. Let's explore WHY you need me to add that

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Re: Have you noticed how a religion starts with a guy coming back from a holiday in the desert

Remember Reach!

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Are there, really, any enjoyable applications of the five whys?

Winding up lusers. Always enjoyable.

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Flight Simulator's DRM fighter nosedives into Chrome's cache

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The path to hell

is paved with good intentions.

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Opportunity knocked? Rover survives Martian winter, may not survive budget cuts

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That'll teach me to skim-read.

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Obligatory xkcd.

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Farts away! Plane makes unscheduled stop after man won't stop guffing

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Re: How is this relevant?

New here?

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When Samsung reveals the S9 at MWC, at least try to act surprised

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So big, little, medium, little?

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Will it blend?

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UK.gov calls on the Big Man – GOD – to boost rural broadband

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Re: A crucifix

Depends on how hard you drive the nails in.

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Mueller bombshell: 13 Russian 'troll factory' staffers charged with allegedly meddling in US presidential election

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Re: I'm Confused Still

Dammit, I'm going to agree with Bob. Nobody really understands the laws (rules) of cricket.

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UK.gov: Psst. Belgium. Buy these Typhoon fighter jets from us, will you?

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Re: I ain't Spartacus

We hate the French! We fight wars against the French! Did all those men die in vain on the fields of Agincourt? Was the man who burned Joan of Arc just wasting good matches?

- Edmund Blackadder (Nob & Nobility)

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Who said anything about second hand?

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F-35 or Typhoon

We still get a large slice of the pie.

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UK mobile customers face inflation-busting price hike

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Re: use my allowances abroad without paying extra

That's the law within the EU now.

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It makes no sense.

Every year they increase my contract in line with inflation. Every 2 years I upgrade my phone, taking the contract back to original price.

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Chrome adblockalypse will 'accelerate Google-Facebook duopoly'

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It's been a long time coming

But publishers deserve to get screwed for having autoplay video ads - how many times have you searched a page to find where the sound is coming from or just plain closed the tab?

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Yes, Assange, we'll still nick you for skipping bail, rules court

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Re: traditional handshake

I thought that was the exchanging of public keys?

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Re: What would happen if Assange stepped out ?

Upvote and beer for better clarification then mine.

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Re: What would happen if Assange stepped out ?

The Swedes have NOT dropped the charges, I really wish that people would stop saying that. What's happened is that they have suspended the case until such time as they are able to progress further. When the pale little shit steps foot outside of the embassy, he will be arrested and then the process will start up again. Further details here.

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UK Home Sec Amber Rudd unveils extremism blocking tool

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Re: Really...?

Take away the right to say "fuck" and you take away the right to say "fuck the government."

- Lenny Bruce

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Re: chocolate confection.

I misread that. I need sleep.

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Joke

detects 94 per cent of Daesh propaganda with 99.995 per cent accuracy

60% of the time, it works every time.

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Let's get to know each other first: Joe Public won't share their data with just anyone

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The general public are stupid

Sky is blue, water is wet etc.

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A Hughes failure: Flat Earther rocketeer can't get it up yet again

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Re: California man

Brendan Fraser?

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It's official: .corp, .home, .mail will never be top-level domains on the 'net

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Fellow Geeks

A geek is a fan of something. A nerd is a practitioner. Dorks know the difference.

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Re: What I Want to Know...

Bravo old sport, bravo.

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Facebook gets Weed-whacked: Unilever exec may axe ads over social network's toxic posts

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By the way if anyone here is in advertising or marketing…kill yourself. It’s just a little thought; I’m just trying to plant seeds. Maybe one day they’ll take root – I don’t know. You try, you do what you can.

(Kill yourself.)

Seriously though, if you are, do.

Aaah, no really. There’s no rationalisation for what you do and you are Satan’s little helpers. Okay – kill yourself.

Seriously. You are the ruiner of all things good.

Seriously.

No this is not a joke. You’re [going], “There’s going to be a joke coming.” There’s no fucking joke coming. You are Satan’s spawn filling the world with bile and garbage. You are fucked and you are fucking us. Kill yourself. It’s the only way to save your fucking soul. Kill yourself

Planting seeds.

I know all the marketing people are going, “He’s doing a joke…” There’s no joke here whatsoever. Suck a tail-pipe, fucking hang yourself, borrow a gun from a Yank friend – I don’t care how you do it. Rid the world of your evil fucking machinations. (Machi…) Whatever, you know what I mean.

I know what all the marketing people are thinking right now too: “Oh, you know what Bill’s doing? He’s going for that anti-marketing dollar. That’s a good market. He’s very smart.”

Oh man, I am not doing that, you fucking, evil scumbags!

“Ooh, you know what Bill’s doing now? He’s going for the righteous indignation dollar. That’s a big dollar. A lot of people are feeling that indignation. We’ve done research – huge market. He’s doing a good thing.”

Godammit, I’m not doing that, you scum-bags! Quit putting a goddamn dollar sign on every fucking thing on this planet.

“Ooh, the anger dollar. Huge. Huge in times of recession. Giant market. Bill’s very bright to do that.”

God, I’m just caught in a fucking web.

“Ooh, the trapped dollar, big dollar, huge dollar. Good market – look at our research. We see that many people feel trapped. If we play to that and then separate them into the trapped dollar…”

How do you live like that? And I bet you sleep like fucking babies at night, don’t you?

“What didya do today, honey?”

“Oh, we made ah, we made ah arsenic a childhood food now, goodnight.” [snores] “Yeah we just said, you know, is your baby really too loud? You know?” [snores] “Yeah, you know the mums will love it.” [snores]

Sleep like fucking children, don’t ya. This is your world, isn’t it?

- Bill Hicks

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If you haven't already killed Lotus Notes, IBM just gave you the perfect reason to do it now, fast

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Re: How old are you?

And that's if we were lucky!

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See that over Heathrow? It's not an airliner – it's a Predator drone

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Re: Baggage!

That's why you shouldn't order Hellfire hot sauce.

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Wow, MIND-BLOWING: Florida Man gets an earful from 'exploding Apple AirPod' bud

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Has anybody checked if he works for the IMF?

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Re: 'Jason Colon'?

Obligatory Sir Pterry icon request.

#gnuterrypratchett

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Actually, it's for checking your form when doing weights. Most cardio areas don't have mirrors, they have windows so that you can imagine you're not in some sort of self inflicted hell. Also, so you can see the doughnut cart outside.

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Why aren't you being arbiters of truth? MPs scream at Facebook, YouTube, Twitter

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"What is this [spread of misinformation] doing to our children?"

Won't somebody think of the children!

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It's been 50 years since those damn dirty apes took the planet by storm

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Re: That lady crisps thing

If only

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Spaceballs?

Well, there goes the planet.

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Re: "Get your stinking paws off me..."

Me too, but the missus says it spoils the mood.

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Remember the Yorkie pizza horror? Here's who won our exclusive Reg merch...

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Obvious fix

I should've won.

I blame Brexit, Putin, and the Warsaw Concerto.

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Secret weekend office bonk came within inch of killing sysadmin

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That's what the Anonymous Coward option is for.

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Re: fibre or fiber

Depends which side of the pond you prefer.

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