* Posts by Paul Westerman

208 posts • joined 31 Aug 2007

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ZX Spectrum reboot scandal: Directors quit, new sack effort started

Paul Westerman

Re: Is there a point where we get to feel sorry for them?

..and all you have left at the end is hope

Exclusive to all press: Atari launches world's best ever games console

Paul Westerman

Re: new ways for old days: Star Wars

I didn't bother at the cinema, so only just seen it. Bloody hell.

HP Ink to compensate punters for bricking third-party ink cartridges

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Re: Motherf***ers. I strongly doubt this is the only HP that has done this.

I use Instant Ink too, I print even less than you so I only pay £1.99 a month, kid's homework etc. taken care of and if we get through 2 carts a year we're quids in. No more running out of ink at annoying moments. They even give you an postage-paid envelope to recycle the old ones.

Avengers: Infinity War: More Marvel-ous moolah for comic film-erverse, probably

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Stop

Miserable old git

Is it just me then who's totally fed up with these endless bloody comic-book films? Pack it in. May I recommend Captain Fantastic instead, which sounds like a super hero film but isn't.

Sysadmin wiped two servers, left the country to escape the shame

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Coat

Re: No shame in cocking up!

That's a turnip for the books.

Sysadmin held a rack of servers off the ground for 15 mins, crashed ISP when he put them down

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Trollface

Hello to Jason Isaacs

You just slide the equipment into the new racks

I couldn't give a Greek clock about your IoT fertility tracker

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Samantha

"Samantha has her hands on my reproduction equipment..."

Cyborg fined for riding train without valid ticket

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Facepalm

Meow meow meow meow

I've got the old 'Meow Mix' jingle in my head now.

Batteries are so heavy, said user. If I take it out, will this thing work?

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Re: Electrons

'This room is equipped with EDISON ELECTRIC LIGHT. Do not attempt to light with match. Simply turn key on wall by the door. The use of electricity for lighting is in no way harmful to health, nor does it affect the soundness of sleep.'

He's cheesed it! French flick pirate on the lam to swerve €80m fine, two-year stretch in the clink

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: the district of Montrouge, south of Paris.

♬ "Move up to the bigger taste!" ♬

Bloke sues Microsoft: Give me $600m – or my copy of Windows 7 back

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Windows

So I guess...

...I'm the only person in the world for whom Win10 is perfectly fine, runs all my stuff really well and never falls over?

Rogue IT admin goes off the rails, shuts down Canadian train switches

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Coat

I think they need to

review their platforms

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

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Re: I preferred the musical version

* starring - sorry

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I preferred the musical version

starting Troy McClure

T-Mobile US let hackers nick my phone number, drain my crypto-wallets, cries man who lost $20k

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Carlos Tapang

Wasn't he in the Spanish Inquisition sketch?

Amount of pixels needed to make VR less crap may set your PC on fire

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Re: Interesting read

The grass is to distract you while the eagles are swooping down at you. Moving grass in FC3 meant honey badgers incoming!

WikiLeave? Assange tipped for Ecuadorian eviction

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Go

He could do with some fresh air

Looking a bit peaky isn't he?

Lock them up and throw away the (don)key

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Easy

They burro'd the key

Two drones, two crashes in two months: MoD still won't say why

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Black Helicopters

It makes people disappear

The Barmouth Triangle!

Humble civil servant: Name public electric car chargers after me

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Happy

maybe

they'll all be painted purple?

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Coat

hmm

I don't think 'John' is a very good name for them

Google to kill its Drive file locker in two confusing ways

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Re: DFS?

Yes just had a disappointing result searching for Watford DFS :(

Microsoft extends free Windows 10 S to Win 10 Pro upgrade offer

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Windows

Re: Optional

Yep, time to admit the MS Store is a failure. Windows 8 and 10 have failed to make it work. Strip out the Modern/Metro/whatever and give us a solid, fast Windows environment (with 1 control panel FFS).

The curious case of a Tesla smash, Autopilot blamed, and the driver's next-day U-turn

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Coat

Dave Clark and four passengers

I bet that car was in bits and pieces afterwards.

Truck spills slimy load all over Oregon road – drivers slip in eel slick

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Alien

Jeez

Now we know where those things from Prometheus went

Four Brits cuffed in multimillion-quid Windows tech support call scam probe

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Windows

Re: Why do people fall for this?

Windows 10 told them, of course

No hypersonic railguns on our ships this year, says US Navy

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Mushroom

Basic diagram of a railgun

An excellent diagram, I now understand railguns completely.

The nuclear launch button won't be pressed by a finger but by a bot

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Mushroom

I want Forbin

We need to build Colossus and Guardian ASAP

Seminal game 'Colossal Cave Adventure' released onto GitLab

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Headmaster

Re: Xyzzy

I believe it was 'PLUGH'.

I was a latecomer though, I played the Level 9 version on the Beeb :)

SPY-tunes scandal: Bloke sues Bose after headphones app squeals on his playlist

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Re: The advantages of poverty

Totally agree, if you travel by air or train, or work in a noisy environment the QCs are the best by a country mile. And if you don't like Bluetooth buy the QC25s, they have a cord, don't need an app and run for ages off a AAA cell.

Gordon Ramsay's in-laws admit plot to hack sweary celeb chef's biz

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Coat

It all sounds

most unsavoury.

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

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Unhappy

Re: Project Scorpio?

Aw - I was expecting Judith Chalmers

Mac Pro update: Apple promises another pricey thing it will no doubt abandon after a year

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Unhappy

Shame though

At least Apple are trying to bring a bit of design to the PC - I really liked the 'bin' design, and the 'lamp' and especially the G4 Cube. Unfortunately the designs hobbled the functionality. But even their tower designs are beautiful - did you see the EEVblog teardown of the Power Mac G5? (goo.gl/RssygC). Lovely things. Wouldn't ever buy one though!

HP Ink says ink sales are down but PC sales are up, up, up!

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Stop

I gave up

after trying refills, 3rd party inks (terrible) and then being caught short and having to spend £25 in Tesco on a colour cartridge. I've gone for the Instant Ink option, £1.99 a month and HP send me a new cartridge when the printer tells them I need one. Freepost recycling envelopes too.

RAF pilot sent jet into 4,000ft plummet by playing with camera, court martial hears

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Coat

'Stefan The Pole'

Was he the famous 'simple Pole in a complex plane'?

Coming to the big screen: Sci-fi epic Dune – no wait, wait, wait, this one might be good

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And how can this be?

For he is the Kwisatz Haderach!

Kylie withdraws from Kylie trademark fight, leaving Kylie to profit from… existing?

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Coat

Who?

I thought Kylie was the oppossum in Fantastic Mr Fox.

WTF? Francis Ford Coppola crowdsources Apocalypse Now game

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Re: We already have a Heart of Darkness-based game

Great game. I finished it in FUBAR mode. So there :)

Chelsea Manning sentence slashed by Prez Obama: She'll be sprung in the spring

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Hardly related

I was listening to a Marcus Brigstocke thing on the way to work this morning and he said that Julian Assange in French means 'thinly sliced monkey'. Well, it made me laugh.

Smart bombs, smart bullets – now guided smart artillery shells, thanks to DARPA dosh

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Meh

Yuck

That's one of the worst shoehorned acronyms I've ever seen

Speaking in Tech: 'You idiot - you could've done that in 3 clicks'

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Happy

Anyone else only here because of the picture?

Name's BOND, JBOND: Igneous's ARM strap-on is for your drives only

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Coat

Quantum Fireball of Solace?

OK, I'm going

All aboard the warship that'll make you Sicker

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Coat

Has no-one said

'HMS Spew' yet?

Chernobyl cover-up: Giant shield rolled over nuclear reactor remains

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Obligatory

GET OUT OF HERE STALKER

Drops the mic... Hang on, hackers could be listening through my headphones?

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Facepalm

Wait..

Are you telling me headphones are transducers now?

What's that, Adobe? A Photoshop for faking voices?

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Happy

That's nothing

My BBC Micro sounds like Kenneth Kendall.

Unlucky Luckey: Oculus developers invoke anti-douchebag clause, halt games for VR goggles

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Unhappy

Shame

I had high hopes for Oculus - started by a bright kid in his garage, joined by some cool people and then successful crowdfunded, I had high hopes for this back in 2012. Now look at it. Ugh.

'What this video game needs is actual footage of real gruesome deaths'

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Re: They forget one small detail...

My brother lives in NZ (we're Brits) and he has one steer at a time on his small plot. He hires a guy who turns up in a Land Rover, drives across the field and shoots the animal when it's looking the other way. He says the same thing, if the animal is stressed it spoils the meat. Then he takes it away and comes back a few days later with joints, mince, burgers, steaks, whatever you want, all ready to go in the freezer. My bro says it's the best meat he's ever tasted.

Inside our three-month effort to attend Apple's iPhone 7 launch party

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Happy

Any 27B/6 fans in?

Reminds me of this

http://www.27bslash6.com/chairs.html

Star Trek film theory: 50 years, 13 films, odds good, evens bad? Horta puckey!

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Re: Evens good, odds bad only applies to the first six

Great episode!

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