* Posts by mics39

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Greybeard greebos do runner from care home to attend world's largest heavy metal fest Wacken

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Childcatcher

Re: I think I'll..

Yes, only when Melotron* was the state of the art!

* Talk about steam punk contraption!!

Sur-Pies! Google shocks world with sudden Android 9 Pixel push

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Re: "We’ve built Android 9 to learn from you—

That’s the Digital Wellbeing for you: if you don’t click on enough ads to meet the quota, Pie will do it for you.

'Prodigy' chip moonshot gets hand from Arm CPU guru Prof Steve Furber

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Trollface

But will it run ...

Spectre/Meltdown?

Xiaomi's Wang: We're coming to the USA

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Pint

Re: Why not?

Or Xiaomi could just go cheap and just fund an Ivanka tat sweatshop.

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Facepalm

Re: Why not?

Sorry, didn’t realize I bungled the edit process.

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Pirate

Why not?

Xiaomi might be building a Trump tower in Shenzhen. Or a resort.

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Pirate

Why not?

Xiaomi might be building a Trump tower in Shenzhen.

I see a satellite of a man ... Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, that's now 4 sats fit to go

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India

. . .

How many people in the Space faring, aircraft carrier, nuclear nation that is India ?

- - - - -

Right, India-led Commonwealth

Don’t forget they have all the call centres to resolve user issues too.

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Happy

*** What does the Commonwealth do? ***

Putting on regular games.

Geoboffins believe gigantic volcanoes kickstarted Mars' oceans

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Happy

Pictures!

. . . rather good Manga illustrations would be most welcome.

Astroboffins say our Solar System could have – wait, stop, what... the US govt found UFOs?

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Aluminum . . .

That’s certainly alien. But not so exotic.

Uber's revolting sexism, the movie

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Unhappy

Re: Could have been worse ...

Aren’t Hollywood types all customers of Uber?

Yes, British F-35 engines must be sent to Turkey for overhaul

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Meh

Re: Starting to make sense now

State? Never in a million years. Just a Puerto Rico in eastern Atlantic.

Throw us some paper towels over here!

What does the Moon 4bn years ago and Yahoo! towers this week have in common? Both had an awful atmosphere

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Trollface

Re: Fly me to the Moon

Yahoo! needs new market.

US yanks staff from Cuban embassy over sonic death ray fears

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Pint

Re: Old research

My bet is on Beats headphones.

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Unhappy

Canadians unfortunately are often collaterally damaged.

Microsoft gives all staff a marked-up 'Employee Edition' of Satya Nadella's new book

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Paris Hilton

Across top half of every page is a nice decorative ribbon. Isn’t he so thoughtful?

Paris I hope is fan of ribbons.

Trump accuses Facebook of bias, collusion with his least favourite newspapers

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Happy

Re: If Trump didn't say it, it didn't happen

Dear Big John,

Tell us that you have suddenly started to boycott the silly USA football as your overlord now commands you to.

Sincerely.

Dot-Amazon spat latest: Brazil tells ICANN to go fsck itself, only 'govts control the internet'

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Pirate

Re: I fear ...

Why single out Brazilian politicians? After all they’ve much more honourable not hiding behind lobbyists like the US counterparts.

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Pirate

Re: I wonder what Brazil's reaction would be if ...

But I wonder what US reaction would be if some Brazilian or better yet Chinese set up a cheap tat emporium named Mississippi or Alabama or Texas or even Florida and insisted on receiving top level domain?

Please someone do it.

Out, damned Spot! Amazon emits Echo ball with screen, inevitable ever-listening mic

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Happy

Re: nightstand or desk

I’ve a very good friend since childhood who habitually goes into serious arguments while soundly asleep. His wife assures me he’s still at it. So this is perfect present for him and his new audience.

Alleged dark web drug baron cuffed – after he flew to US for World Beard Championships

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Holmes

And the moral of the story is... Don't go to America.

He must not have been a regular El Reg comments reader.

Fog lifts as standards bodies agree on fog compute interoperability

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Pint

Foggy

Multi-car pileups and airport closures.

What’s next — monsoon rain computing?

Actually, salute to Foggy, Carl Foggarty, the great Superbike World Champion —>

Microsoft reveals details of flagship London store within spitting distance from Apple's

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Trollface

I assume no elderly person except rare oddities will venture into this store, so just figure for teen pressure. Except this might be a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of central London.

Commentards booted off m.register?

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Re: Commentards booted off m.register?

Pps: Turns out I had not specifically whitelisted the mobile site - m.register ...

Always blame others first.

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Facepalm

Re: Commentards booted off m.register?

Ooooops, I was holding it wrong.

It was the adblocker (Purify in this case). I had whitelisted El Reg, but perhaps an update of Safari (late iOS10 updates) or Purify may have switched it off.

Sorry for the commotion. As penance I will spend 5 minutes in Microsoft store.

Ps: sorry for ignorance but what is the AMP page?

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Commentards booted off m.register?

Since several weeks ago the link button to comments disappeared from articles accessed on mobile page (https://m.theregister.co.uk/). Safari from iPhone here. Is this a policy change or just a whim?

Trips to lavatory have become less entertaining.

This article has been deleted

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Gimp

Re: Depends if you are a thigh or leg person?

Ah, a cloaca fetish man!

Robocall scumbags already target Hurricane Harvey victims

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Holmes

Re: a special place in hell

Betcha half of the robocalls originate from Florida and the rest from Texas.

Microsoft president exits US govt's digital advisory board as tech leaders quit over Trump

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Paris Hilton

Weight Watchers

Surely their CEO is remaining for sound economic reason. Loyal Trumpers must be enormous market. I can also see Trumpy becoming the best salesman for Home Shopping Network.

By the way, does GE still make washing machines and such? It would be such a shame if Make America Great Again mob were reduced to buying Samsungs and Mieles, wouldn't it?

---

Paris because I hope she always watches her weight.

Strip club selfie bloke's accidental discharge gets him 6 years in clink

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Pint

Florida

Come on Texas, you can do better than this.

You wait ages for a sun, then two come along at once: All stars have twins, say astroboffins

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Holmes

Sun's evil twin

. . . is the Guardian.

Microsoft founder Paul Allen reveals world's biggest-ever plane

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Pint

Meh!

It's ugly.

US laptops-on-planes ban may extend to flights from ALL nations

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Trollface

Re: Let's go for the simple, obvious solution

Better yet, let's just ban all USAers from flying anywhere at all. The terrorists will be flummoxed.

Trump signs executive order on cybersecurity, White House now runs the show

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Gimp

Re: seriously?

What can go wrong, seriously?

He's got the might and expertise of the whole Russian community behind him.

Would you believe it? The Museum of Failure contains quite a few pieces of technology

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WTF?

Re: Linux

@LDS

What? So your definition of a good modern product is expensive (in both price and associated conditions), opaque, tightly controlled stuff not made by the Chinese?

And it is OK for anyone but the Chinese to produce successful bad outdated products cheaply for the Western markets? Well, no wonder Microsoft loves you! Probably Trumpy too.

Trump's self-imposed cybersecurity deadline is up: What we got?

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Gimp

Re: A compulsive liar...

Surely armageddon would take care of the toxin Agent Orange, but otherwise don't bet against the utter idiocy of American public.

But I think your Pestilence-otus is getting bored because he can't play by his rules.

Twitter sues US govt to protect 'Department of Immigration employee' who doesn't like Trump

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Gimp

About time

Twitter did the world some good.

Crafty Fokker: Norfolk surgeon builds Red Baron triplane replica

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Which side?

Coming soon flying over the Emirates - Wenger IN or Wenger OUT?

UK gov draws driverless car test zone around M40 corridor

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Re: "UK...leader"...?

Probably not, I mean a real manufacturer. But you know who the middleman will be - of course BAe.

Is this a solution to Trump signing away your digital privacy? We give Invizbox Go a go

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Mushroom

Re: re: most people have little to fear

"Just remember: it's not todays government you need to fear. It's tomorrows."

No. It's the present regime of Trump and the heartless Republicans and selfish Libertarians that is feared. Of course May, Erdogan, Putin, Mugabe etc too. There could be no tomorrow after this lot.

Alabama joins anti-web-smut crusade with mandatory opt-out filters

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Facepalm

Re: Next

Oooops, didn't consider that angle.

Mustn't forget to think about the children.

But even Saudi don't require 5 year old girls in full burkas yet, do they?

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Gimp

Next

Mandatory full burkas for all females over age 5.

US Customs sued for information about border phone searches

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Gimp

Re: The Constitution doesn't apply...

Betcha having confirmed and prepaid reservation at any of Trumpy properties during the entire stay will grant special dispensation by executive order.

If you were cuffed during Trump's inauguration, cops are trying to crack your smartphone

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Mushroom

Fuck yeah!!

. . . rejoiced all the Trumpy supporters.

US Senate votes to let broadband ISPs sell your browser histories

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Paris Hilton

Re: By the rich, for the rich --

Republican senators think their favourite male enhancement products should be marketed more vigorously as part of their health plan package. (Are there female Republican senators? If so substitute appropriate toys.)

I guess the heyday of internet was when you had to read through thick manuals to install all the fiddly bits that came on a floppy glued on the manual. Internet hasn't been the same since it became possible for women and children (meaning genral public) to join the club.

Her because. . .

Confirmed: TSA bans gear bigger than phones from airplane cabins

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Facepalm

Re: Complete f'ing idiots compounding their Security Theatre fails

Bet they'll soon set up special waiver programme for US passported business and first class travellers, of course for extra fee.

And on related note the airlines have all announced all inflight entertainment on affected flights will no longer be free.

'Sorry, I've forgotten my decryption password' is contempt of court, pal – US appeal judges

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Pint

Re: Inquisition

"I thought Herr Don was acting as a champion for the mentally different people and was leading by example?"

Sure, but disabled quite differently from me.

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Gimp

Inquisition

Will mental disability still be allowed?

US military's latest toy set: Record-breaking laser death star, er, truck

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HEMTT

Forget the laser part, what the world needs is ready deployment of HEMTTs at disaster areas and refugee camps. UN refugee programmes, MFS, Red Cross, Oxfam etc could do wonders with rugged mobile 200 kW generators.

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