* Posts by Paul Westerman

179 posts • joined 31 Aug 2007

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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.

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

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It all sounds

most unsavoury.

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

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Re: Project Scorpio?

Aw - I was expecting Judith Chalmers

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

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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!

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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.

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

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'Stefan The Pole'

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

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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!

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

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Who?

I thought Kylie was the oppossum in Fantastic Mr Fox.

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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 :)

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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.

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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

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

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Anyone else only here because of the picture?

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

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Quantum Fireball of Solace?

OK, I'm going

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All aboard the warship that'll make you Sicker

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Has no-one said

'HMS Spew' yet?

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

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Obligatory

GET OUT OF HERE STALKER

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

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Wait..

Are you telling me headphones are transducers now?

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

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That's nothing

My BBC Micro sounds like Kenneth Kendall.

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

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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.

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'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.

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

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Any 27B/6 fans in?

Reminds me of this

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

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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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Well, I pretty much love all of it

You miserable lot, I can happily sit through any of the films or episodes. Surprised there's no love for Voyager, I thought Janeway, the Doc and Tuvok were excellent and there were some great episodes in the classic ST vein. I can't be doing with the new films (despite a very good Spock), I thought the Kahn one was terrible and I haven't bothered with the third one.

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Marauding monkey blacks out Kenya

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Re: Electric fence?

yes, someone made a bit of a howler there

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Just goes to show

how vulnerable our infrastructure is to gorilla warfare

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Tracy Emin dons funeral shroud, marries stone

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He should be ok, he sediment it

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Brit censors endure 10-hour Paint Drying movie epic

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Meh

I expect the BBFC will just gloss over it.

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DS5: Vive la différence ... oh, and throw away the Citroën badge

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Re: Meh!

Renault 5 Turbo, perhaps?

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Caption this: WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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Version 1 of Kinect was larger than planned

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Pebble smartwatch finds its voice

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Text message replies work already (on Android)

A couple of button presses and I can say a quick response and my phone sends the text - works surprisingly well. Really impressed with my Time Steel and it easily lasts a week between charges.

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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I'll never finish wrapping all my furniture in brown paper if the boss keeps asking me to fix his heated underpants.

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Susan misunderstood when they told her it was meant for double-A's.

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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I'd do a better job of this screen shot but I'm not a Corel snake

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No arguments, I'm just the default constrictor

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More cold-blooded reporting from El Reg

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Fujitsu sidesteps data scientists with a move toward tuned machine learning

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Re: Why cheesoid exist

PETRIL

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Stealth service – Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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Stop

No problem

I'm a lefty, I just move the keyboard to the right and use WASD while my left hand does the mouse. I can't be bothered with all that reconfiguring. Seems OK, I've completed Bioshock Infinite in 1999 Mode, Spec Ops:The Line in FUBAR mode, etc. But I'm just showing off now :D

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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Still no sign of the next BOFH episode, Sergei

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Dead Steve Jobs' life and times are being turned into an OPERA

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Re: Can't wait...

or maybe 'Siri, your tiny app has frozen' ?

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First SPACE SALAD on Monday's menu for ISS astronauts

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Operation Veggie

FIIIGS IIN SPAAAACE

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Windows 10 Start menu replacements shifting like hot cakes

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Windows

Me too

When I updated to 10 it retained Start8, which confused me at first. I've uninstalled it as the new Start is great.

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Intel TOCK BLOCK: 10nm Cannonlake delayed to 2017, bonus 14nm Kaby Lake to '16

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Windows

At worst, it is losing its lead over its chipmaker rivals

Intel has rivals?

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Run Windows 10 on your existing PC you say, Microsoft? Hmmm.

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Re: Ha

But the minimum requirements aren't ballooning, are they? Win10 requirements are the same as Win7 so they've been the same for nearly 6 years.

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Microsoft suspends Windows 10 new-build downloads ahead of launch

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Re: In memorium of Flock of Seagulls

Yep, image search Joe Belfiore for more tonsorial mishappery

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German army fights underground Nazi war machine hidden in Kiel pensioner's cellar

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Pint

Ted

Funny how you get more right wing as you get older

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Apple Music available on Sonos by end of this year

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By the end of the year?

Whoa, slow down Sonos, you'll break something </sarcasm>

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Ready to go again, soldier? Final Fantasy VII remake revealed

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Report card

Last completed it March 2013:

= All characters level 99, ultimate weapons and max limit breaks (except Aeris - anyone manage it?)

= Ruby and Emerald Weapons done

= All Enemy Skills

= All sub quests done

= Two gold chocobos (one bred, one from the Kalm Traveller)

= Two sets of Master Materia

= Over 20 million gil

= About 120 hours

Glad I did it, don't want to do all that again in a hurry

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Wark!

Time to dust off my chocobo breeding guide

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ZX Spectrum 'Hobbit' revival sparks developer dispute

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The problem was

Einar was busy sitting down and singing about gold

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