* Posts by Mike Moyle

1543 posts • joined 8 Feb 2007

Wii grasses up cheating wife

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@Vladimir Plouzhnikov

...So, Vlad... do you approve of those policy statements from your bank/whatever that say "we reserve the right to change these rules to our advantage at any time and hold you to them, whether you like it or not'?

Because that IS what you're arguing - that any partner to a contract has the right to unilaterally change the rules at any time. Now, assuming that this was one of the common marriage ceremonies that uses the phrase "cleaving only to each other, so long as you both shall live," then that is a pretty definitive contractual term that should ONLY be altered by an agreement of both parties (and I have acquaintances who HAVE made those arrangements - but BOTH PARTIES AGREED to the amendment!).

Now, you seem to believe that if one partner is away for a year, the other has the right to look elsewhere for sex. Now, what's the LOWER limit? I mean, obviously, he was away for LESS than a year when she started in with her "bowling buddy". So is, say, six months a reasonable lower limit for you? How about three months? What if she couldn't go for a month? Is that okay?

Suppose - assuming that you ever find someone to marry you - that you know that your spouse can't go three days without sex, and your boss sends you out of town for a week... You will, of course, be understanding if you find your spouse and the plumber testing the shower together when you come home?

Finally, regarding your comment that, "Maybe, just maybe, Tony hadn't used the services of any local sex workers during his tour of duty (although I doubt it very much)...", I draw your attention to the words of George Bernard Shaw: "(A pessimist is) A man who thinks everyone as nasty as himself and hates them for it.”

Dutch mull radical cash for kidneys plan

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Do they take the insurance away...

...if you need a kidney back, later?

Asking for experience in job ads could land you in hot water

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Clearly the issue was...

...that at 19 she wasn't "mature" enough to suit the club members' WIVES.

(...and why did I first read the name of her ex-employer as the Eight" Members' Club?)

With one bound, Apple is free of 54 security bugs

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Cue Webster Phreaky's insane cackle...

...in 4... 3... 2...

Warner Music supremo in Apple-fondling mea culpa

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Coming Soon: The Stepford CEOs

Either that or, to forestall any further defections, he was grabbed as he left the conference, had a bag pulled over his head, was shoved into the trunk of a black limousine and is now being deprogrammed at a secret RIAA facility.

Apple TV goes to the movies

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Re: Phreaky Webster

I had no intention of buying an AppleTV - not my thing, really - but after reading Webster's screed, I'm tempted to go out and buy one. Anyone who can be so wrong about so many things deserves to know that his voice has been heard.

BTW, Web-: Whatever its failings, and it has some, the big Newton screen is STILL the easiest PDA screen for these 50-year-old legally-blind/nearsighted (and now getting farsighted, too, dammit) eyes to read when taking notes at a staff meeting.

I'm not insisting that what works well for me must work well for you, or that you're deluded because what works for ytou doesn't work for me - how about growing up and doing the same...?

Girls' school head condemns bubblewrapping of kids

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@ Kurt Guntheroth

"There is always a thing that kills the most children, and we are negligent not to work to eliminate whatever that thing is from childrens' environments."

Respectfully, Kurt, I would change your statement to "...we are negligent >>not to teach them to be cautious and respect<< whatever that thing iss."

The argument that "There is always a thing that kills the most children" and it must be removed from the environment may have a superficial appeal, but the logical outcome of that policy is a populace who has never learned the concept of risk asessment. If anything that poses a risk is removed from a person's environment before s/he has a chance to learn how to judge its likelihood and its potential effects, it is impossible for that person, later - when in an environment where that item has NOT been removed - to accurately judge whether the item is a threat and how much of one it is. The only response that we could reasonably expect that person to display is either total obliviousness or unreasoning fear.

(Now, this seems to be the attitude that certain governments which shall remain nameless seem to WANT in their populations - unreasoning fear of the, statistically, incredibly small possibility of being caught in a terrorist attack, and obliviousness to a ubiquitous surveillance state - but we won't go there right now.)

Since your statement that "There is always a thing that kills the most children, and we are negligent not to work to eliminate whatever that thing is from childrens' environments." does not seem to indicate that there is or should be any limit to that effort, then carrying the policy to its logical conclusion leads to the likelihood of exerting draconian measures to remove statistically-insignificant threats.

Eventually you are led to the realizatiuon that other people can carry potentially fatal diseases, so it's best to keep the child isolated from other human beings. Possibly taught via TV (well-vented to the outside of the child's environment, of course, as some of the materials used in televisions are quite toxic)...

Tesco slaps cutlery ban on under-18s

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Paging the Blue Rajah...

...Would the Blue Rajah please come to Customer Service...?

Cig-lighter electropulse cannons offered to US plods

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Welll....

You ARE assuming that the "Thug-Zapper™" would be used by the chase car, instead of firing from a stationray roadblock vehicle in lieu of having an officer run across traffic dragging a set of spike strips as is the practice now.

It's just barely conceivable that it might work, particularly if you had several in line, firing in succwssion.

21st century travel: building your own warp drive

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Massive amounts of negative energy...

Put Steve Balmer and Richard Stallman in the same room.

Quacks probe brain-boosting tech ethics

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Two points...

1 - "'It should be remembered that people are willing to endure major surgery to enhance their visual appearance, so they may be willing to do so to improve their cognitive ability as well, if the techniques prove to be effective,' the BMA said in a statement."

...Only if being smarter is likely to get you a sex-partner or a sugar-daddy, neither of which appears to be the case in the real world.

2 - Four words: "First 'volunteer' - Tina Farrel" (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/11/08/scratchcard_anarchy/)

Program automating online jihad found in the wild

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"al Qaeda's Cyber Warriors" icon

The networked computers that the lightning bolt is trying to disrupt appear to be late-model Macs, or at least, Mac-inspired hardware design.

Clearly, Homeland Security needs to put Cupertino on its list of critical infrastructure, to be defended at all costs!

Aussie boffins translate whale chat

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@ breakfast

"This idea has legs! Well, fins."

Not really... It'll turn out to be just a fluke.

Surge in encrypted torrents blindsides record biz

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Re: Good Article

"Much better than the ones posted by that jackass Anonymous Coward who doesn't even have the guts to identify himself when insulting someone online."

...I fixed that for you...

Mum sends stripper to teenage son's school

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Unclear on the concept...

"No one could believe it. Next she ordered him to get on all fours, led him around the classroom and hit him 16 times - once for each year - on the bottom with her whip.

"And in case you're wondering what kind of parent would subject their offspring to this kind of humiliation, the mother in question told the school she'd actually ordered a gorilla "through an agency", but got the cream-loving dog-handler instead. "

...Clearly Mother had heard Junior talking about "spanking the monkey" and just got a bit confused... Could happen to anyone, really...

Nine-second delay sinks unfair dismissal claim

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Would all of this...

...make him The Famous (N)eckles...?

<Bluebottle>

YOU ROTTEN SWINE, YOU!

</Bluebottle>

Flying cow destroys minivan

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Could have been worse...

...imagine if the bull hadn't pulled out in time!

Harold and Kumar go to Comcastle

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@Craig:

"The only other option in my city is DSL and the phone company, which wants a premium since I don't have phone service (I have Vonage)."

...and you have a problem with *the phone company* charging you a "premium" for puttling in a (high-speed) phone line so you can, among other things, use *someone else's* phone service on it...

...the nerve of those bastards...!

@ Colin Jackson

"What I wonder is who they market these high-speed networks at! Joe Soap doesn't need 20Mb to deal with his dozen e-mails and to browse for cheap holiday flight. Using high-speeds as a marketing differentiator appeals to the high-volume downloader, i.e. those of us engaged in less than legitimate downloads. "

First off, you're assuming that because Joe doesn't always *NEED* fast connections, that Joe doesn't WANT a fast connection available to him at all times. The fact is, IIRC, that studies have shown that average users will cancel/retry/go elsewhere if a site takes more than five or ten seconds to load. Joe wants his web to work and simply "be there" when he wants to use it, just the way that you do.

Secondly, the argument that power/speed is not a valid selling point for Joe and is "clearly" only aimed at power users is given the lie by the large number of Joes in the U.S. who buy Hummers, big-ass pickup trucks and muscle-cars, then never actually go off-road, to construction sites, or race-tracks. Joe wants the feeling that he has that power and speed available to him, whether he ever actually use it or not.

Thirdly, pissing and moaning because "those of (you) engaged in less than legitimate downloads" were tricked by Comcast's "speeds up to..." marketing into believing that you could break the law faster and easier is... well, it would be laughable if it wasn't so sad. This is roughly akin to buying a Maserati then getting pissed at the dealer for not actively telling you that you couldn't drive it at its rated top speed on the streets and that, in recompense, the dealer should build more streets.

Unfortunately, like Malthusian population growth, network usage will always grow to consume all available bandwith and, unless the price of a commodity goes up so drastically that the lower tier of consmers are priced out of the running, the first people to hit the wall of limitations will always be those who feel that they have some "right" to take all that they want and find that they can't.

Welcome to the wall.

Hack database, change school grades, go to jail for 20 years (maybe)

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Err....

"Escalera allegedly used unspecified hacking techniques to acquire a supervisor password."

...is that the same as what we used to call "reading the Post-It™ on the boss's monitor"...?

X-Factor singer withdraws over 'happy slapping' vid

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Self-centered, violent, and out of control...

...Yup... Got all the makings of a pop celebrity right there... SIGN 'ER UP!

Irish man rescued after falling for 419 scam

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@ The Mighty Spang

> "maybe i should convert to a religion then I could fleece people then be

> admonished of my sins...."

I believe that the concept that you were looking for is to be "absolved" (forgiven) of your sins.

You are now being admonished (syn: scolded, chided, etc.) for you poor language skills.

Mandriva bigwig (nearly) accuses Ballmer of b-word

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Not that I'm cynical or anything, mind you...

"Microsoft operates its business in accordance both with the laws of the countries in which it operates and with international law. Microsoft does not comment on customer procurement processes."

...but generally, as soon as someone says that he followed the letter of the law, I tend to read it as a tacit admission that he knew full well that he violated the *spirit* of the law.

Reg lexicographical Shock Army liberates mobe

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Funny!

Lester, that was fine stuff. I particularly liked the "Volksterm" reference; that was perfect! (Let me guess - You originally came up with "Volksterm" and wrote the rest of the article just so you had a place to use it, right?)

In any case, welcome home, Mobe and Lappy! You've bneen gone too long!

Sun: MoD has Bond/Potter/Klingon cloaking device

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Nothing against your British Boffins...

(I love that word!)

... But we in the U.S. of A. have had spurious invisible armaments since WW 2.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_Experiment

(And no messing around with piddlin' little TANKS, either... We didn't make WHOLE SHIPS disappear!)

Cops coax half-naked Czech wolfman from Cardiff tree

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Hmmm...

"Cops Wrap Up Bad Czech Howler in Welsh Rare Bit"

Guardian blogborg takes aim at global warming

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Carbon offsets, of a sort...

There's one problem that keeps niggling at me.

All of the energy-saving-bulb advocates stress that, because the bulbs use less electricity than incandescents do, that there is a net energy savings.

Now, I live in a location that is currently heading into four to five months of "freeze-your-ass-off". This is a time when (because of my cheap-ass landlord) ANYTHING that puts an extra 65 - 90 watts of heat into my apartment is a good thing, in my opinion. Under normal winter conditions, does the energy saved in not generating the heat in an incandescent bulb get eaten up again in keeping the furnace on for the extra few seconds needed to reach a given temperature?

I switched over to ESBs this past summer. Maybe I should add swapping between incandescents and ESBs to the "checking the smoke detector batteries" ritual at Daylight-Saving Time changeovers...?

Oz 'Family First' candidate sacked for todger-flash email

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Could he sue the FFP for unfair dismissal...

...or doesn't he think the evidence would stand up in court...?

Drunken Indian elephants take on electricity pole

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Re: well...

Actually, RK, while Tesla did do work on DC while he was employed by Thomas Edison, it was actually his work on AC that he felt was his important contribution at the time. Edison was having none of that, however, and Tesla went to work for George Westinghouse, where he pretty much perfected the basics of polyphase AC generatoprs and motors, fluorescent lighting, and much more.

Edison, in fact, was DC's primary promoter, vs. Tesla's and Westinghouse's AC system. Tesla was generally pretty much dismissive of DC.

The whole elephant thing was Edison trying to prove how dangerous AC was, since AC's economic advantages (longer transmission distance and thinner wires needed to carry equivalent loads) threatened his business. He certainly advertsed the "advantages" of electrocution as a means of execution but probably went a bit too far when he suggested that the procedure should be called "Westinghousing".

The first electric chair was officially (and probably actually) designed and built by the electrician at Auburn Prison in New York although Edison MIGHT have had a hand in it, since he was involved in the subterfuge needed to buy the necessary generators from Westinghouse (who refused to sell them to the prison, for obvious reasons).

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So elephants are angry drunks...

...Note to self: Never go drinking with a Republican.

Hampshire copper in bus flash outrage

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It could have been worse.

The designer might have reversed the picture.

...Mine's the grey leather, thanks...!

Northern ocean filling up with CO2

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Re: Flee

If we split the excess ocean CO2 we xould use the released oxygen to equalize the atmospheric O/CO2 ratio, then use the carbon to build a carbon nano-tube-based beanstalk to orbit, thus eliminating all of those polluting rockets...

And then we could *T-Z-Z-Z-R-R-R-R-T-T*...

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...Thank you, Doctor. I'm feeling much better now.

Public tracks down Gordon Bennett

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A colon and a dash...?

Wouldn't that be the international symbol for a bad curry, insteas?

Apple opens up iPhone to app developers

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iPhone Security

Considering that eWeek reported a couple of weeks ago that all apps on the iPhone run with full root privileges (http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2191373,00.asp), I have to question how tight Apple's controls on third-party apps will (or could) be.

I'm not interested in the phone, and I prefer having room to carry more music, but a Touch for working while on the road, in lieu of a laptop, appeals to me. But not until there's a way to lock it down so that *I* know, and have some control over, what it's allowing in.

Pennsylvania woman in legal doo-doo for lav profanities

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@ JohnG

Not clear. he could have been trying to enjoy a nice quiet Nixon in the crapper of his next-door apartment/condo/duplex when she started in. With the genuine CheapShit Brand(tm) construction of a lot of apartments here in the States, there's noreason to think that he was at her window.

He's still a dick, though, and I wonder if he identified himself to the dispatcher when he called and whether the on-duty officers would have responded so quickly if he wasn't one of them?

Microsoft patents brain-computer link

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Things to think about...

...before MS can see you doing it...

1 - Another thumbs up for Alex...

2 - Were I the suspicious and cynical sort of individual (which, of course, I'm not!) I might suspect that this is a pre-emptive attempt at patenting the underpinnings of a non-verbal/non-mechanical (mouse, keyboerd) computer interface for the disabled, and possibly being applicable to a neural interface as is being mooted for things like artificial eyes and direct control of artificial limbs. That is to say, any attempt to read brainwaves to control a computerized adjunct would require paying a license fee to M$.

2a -

"To Professor Kevin Warwick [aka Captain Cyborg]

"Reading University

"Dear Professor Warwick:

"It has come to our attention that you are in violation of Microsoft Corporation's Intellectual Property; to wit: U.S. Patent Number nnnnnnn regarding a method and technique for human-computer interface. You are required to cease and desist this infringement immediately, or..."

...so it might not be ALL downside...

3 - Re: "Plugging the analog hole"

...I'm sorry, but that sounds painful...

...and messy...

Cane toads pay dearly for stretching their legs

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<Beavis>

FROG BASEBALL!!!

</Beavis>

Allen telescope array begins alien hunt

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@ Graham Jordan

When you look into the night sky, you are looking at earth-orbiting satellites, local stars and distant galaxies at the same time. If one of the satelliites in your field of view is large and bright enough, you might see it moving against the stellar background and recognize that it's something different from the other things that you are looking at.

Radiotelescopes can do that, too. Thus they can go about mapping extragalactic radio-frequency emanations and the like while (on the side) be checking for repetitive patterns (from anywhere in the direction in which it's pointed) that might indicate intelligently-produced signals. If such repetitive signals are spotted, then the astronomers would try to pin down its source.

(I'm no astronomer, either... Maybe there should be an "I'm not a boffin, but I play one on TV" or "Demi-Boffin" comment icon.)

US demands air passengers ask its permission to fly

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A few comments...

@ Rob:

It would be lovely to think that providing anything less than full information WON'T automatically put someone on the watchlist (if not the No-Fly list) on the basis of "if you've got nothing to hide..." by the TSA (Total Schmucks in Authority), but I'm afraid that I can't see that being an option after the first year if this isn't stopped.

@ Guy:

"So let me get this straight, the details have to be with the TSA 72 Hours before take off, or no boarding pass. For those that may be unwilling to do the math, thats 4 days."

...You have 18-hour days over there...? Or am I allowed one free "...you stupid Brits...!" for all of the "...you stupid Americans...!" crap that gets posted here?

Look... We've got an administration that is doing phenomenally stupid things that we will be trying to clean up for years to come, if that's even possible. Britain currently has an administration that is doing phenomenally stupid things that you will be trying to clean up for years to come, if that's even possible. If you're going to walk around loudly declaring that all Americans are idiots for electing a bunch of control-hungry idiots, what do the recent steps towards an "All-Surveillance-All-The-Time" environment (see: London security cams and national ID card articles) that England is taking say about the British government (and hence, its electorate?)

I'm reading these articles and comments and seeing British posters saying "It's the stupid Government," when something stupid and questionable happens on that side of the pond, but "It's the stupid Americans," when it happens over here.

Sorry, but I don't see how you can have it both ways.

If *all* of the American people, even those who have repeatedly voted against them, are expected to take full responsibility for what our elected officials do, then shouldn't *all* of the British electorate be held to the same standard?

I suppose this will only serve to launch a swarm of badly spelled and punctuates "sToopidYanks" blather, but I had to say it.

Oh, and @ NickH:

Shutthefuckup and let the adults talk. (Sorry, the rest of you; we're really NOT all like him!)

El Reg deploys (extra) comment icons

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WARNIG! WARNING!

Your ThumbsUp/Down icons are dangerously close to the three-fingered, gloved hands of a certain multinationally-licensed rodent. Expect the Enforcers of the Heirs of Walt(tm) to slap a cease-and-desist on you at any mnoment!

(Oh... and if you make the weapons pods on the black helicopter icon just a TINY bit longer, it won't look quite so much like a "Warning: laser" symbol at small sizes.)

DA suppressed Alabama Baptist pastor autopsy

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Re: "DSM-iV Casebook statistics"

"...That one of them should be a pastor is about as remarkable as the sun coming up today. I dare say you will find the odd priest in there too."

But THIS odd?

Re: "@ John A Blackley"

"Hey John, I've some news for you... I've got a stick up my ass about the US and I'm going to vent my prejudice at every opportunity.

"Glad I don't live there."

Pity, "horse". There's a Baptist church in Alabama looking for a new pastor and with that stick up your ass, it sounds like you'd fit right in (or vice versa).

Americans' interest rates plummet

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A few observations...

"Latin America may have had only 50 million searchers, but they clocked up 95.7 searches each. The second most curious searchers were in Europe, with 209.7 million searchers who averaged 85.1 searches each. Asia Pacific’s 258 million searchers clocked up 78.7 searches each.

"In the Middle East a rather low 30.6 million searches managed 69.8 searches each.

"However, North America’s 206.3 million searchers clocked up a mere 77.4 searches."

How did they get these statistics? Did they, for instance, count "separate IP addresses" as "users"/ I'm no statistician, but would static addresses like internet cafés, libraries, schools, etc., skew the "searchers" number and, hence, the number of searches per searcher? This might, potentially, explain the significantly higher number of average searches on the significantly smaller number of "individual users" in the Latin American results. (I don't know the per capita penetration of private home computers vs public terminals in Latin America.)

Secondly, I note that the references seem to be to North America, not the U.S., per se. Do the original figures differentiate between U.S. and Canadian users? It may make no difference or it may make a significant one. No way of knowing without more information.

Thirdly, NorthAm's "mere" 77.4 searches per searcher is a "mere" 1.3 less than the Asia Pacific number, and a "mere" 3.5 searches per month before the worldwide average. Are these really significant values?

Fourthly, while the numbers, admittedly, show that North America rated belor Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific in searches, the order that the results are presented - Highest, lower, lower, lowest, one-up-from-lowest - could be argued as being slightly ambiguous and potentially subconscously misleading, since we are used to ranking from highest to lowest or lowest to highest in a straight line, rather than the "J-turn" that this listing took. Edward Tufte would probably give you a stern talking to about that, Mr. Fay!

Finally, "Microsoft’s Live Search – just relaunched – clocked up 2.1 billion." Are yoe sure that wasn't originally "Microsoft’s Live Search... cocked up 2.1 billion."

3,000 chickens paralyse central Scotland

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The 400

"CHICKENS! Tonight, we('re) dine(ed on) IN HELL!!!

On a side note, perhaps leaving some of the unfortunate early departures lying about would solve this other wee Scottish flap:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10/09/vulture_escape/

On a side side-note, my Google ads for this comments page are "Live Chickens". "Backyard Poultry", and "Internet Security". "Internet Security"? Where's the poultry angle here, I ask.

Florida man faces trial for feeding homeless

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Well, it IS Orlando, after all...

...tacky theme-park-family-vacation capital of the world. Letting reality intrude would hurt the fantasy trade.

Of course, being that this IS the South, I hope that his defence in court involves quoting Matthew 25:34-46... give the Bible-thumpers a taste of their own medicine!

Money men rubbish spooky fears over 3Com deal

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Sale of 3Com tech to China

...organized by Bain Capital...

...which was founded by Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney...

...I'm just sayin', is all...

And now for something completely different: Good news on spam

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Re: "That gives me an idea... "

"...our research indicates that in the next few days, Microsoft (MSFT) will be releasing a new vwersion of their "Vista" operating system that isn't craptastic bloatware, and ACTUALLY WORKS! This is going to be BIG NEWS and is expected to drive their stock prices into the stratosphere. The time to buy is NOW!"

Microsoft-loving (former) security czar calls for closed internet

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Uh... really?

"This is not a revolutionary idea. We put this in place a long time ago for electrical appliances."

If we actually DID that, we wouldn't see the little plaque on those hot-air hand-dryers in restrooms that say "Disconnect from electrical supply before servicing."

Because, you know, we made them inherently safe by design,after all, and lazy/rushed/stupid people never use or service these things.

...just like computers.

Kiwi boffins prove that booze makes you clever

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Re: ‘Guiness-Genius ’

@y Anonymous Vulture

"Finally a solid excuse to tell the missus why i'm always late home after a detour to the pub 'but love, i'm keeping my intelligence up, you dont want me to become a moron do you?'"

If you actually exprct the missus to BUY that, I'm afraid it may already be too late for you.

Supreme Court examines LG over 'duplicative' licensing claims

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Am I reading that right...?

LG says that Intel's license only allows them to MANUFACTURE chips using their tech, but not SELL them...?

...And ayone who uses Intel chips has to pay LG for a license, too...?

Wow.

Just... wow.

So let's try a little thought experiment...

If LG,'s decorater, for example, used "Ralph Lauren(tm) 'Blue Mist(tm)'" (to pick a random name that sounds lnot entirely implausible) paint from Home Depot to decorate their US offices, then they would accept having to pay RL a license fee for using his intellectual property, as well as the bit of the cost of the paint that they paid to HD to cover THEIR license costs, as well?

Somehow, I have to doubt that they'd go for that sort of double-dipping when it was used on them.

I don't care WHICH one came up with this brainfart, can we lock all of LG's shysterrs and beancounters in a room with a cup of water and a stale felafel sandwich and wait to see who comes out alive at the end?

Brain-sucking parasitic killer menaces warming lake waters

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Howzabout them Brain Bugs...?

...Make that,"the amoeba's preference for warm, *stagnant*, *muddy* water in a rapidly warming world..."

(I saw the same (Meet the Press?) clip, Burke. You know, the one where the interviewer kept trying to get the doctor to start screaming "we'll all be murdered in our beds", and the doctor kept going back to, essentially, "if you go swimming in mudholes, you might catch it, or any number of other nasty things."

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