* Posts by Peter Lenz

19 publicly visible posts • joined 21 Sep 2007

I was a government guinea pig, and all I got was this lousy t-shirt

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Bitter much?

No wireless sex please, we're American

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Why do I need government Wifi?

So the choice is between (likely) sub par speed, censored, Government Internet that I'll have to pay for through taxes and high speed, uncensored, and free Internet from my neighbor who didn't secure his wifi.

Sorry Govs, my neighbor provides a superior product at a better same price.

Suprise at spelling snafu sanctions

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Paris Hilton

Thes es a gudd idear

All kidding aside there is no central body that governs English like, say, French Academy does French. As such there is nothing stopping anyone from deciding that these other spellings are in fact correct.

Paris - for her significant contributions to the English lexicon.

Microsoft pledges love and money to open source

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Gates Halo

What in the clippy!

Did I just fall through a wormhole into Bizarro world?

Boffins: Roadrunner hypercomputer could drive a car

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@Red Bren

+++ Divide By Cucumber Error. Please Reinstall Universe And Reboot ++

Bonce-antenna education downloads foreseen in 30 years

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@ Ross Taylor

I'm trying to figure out exactly how that's a bad thing...

Welsh Darth Vader dodges jail

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Deserves a medal

Jail?! Darth Welshie there deserves a medal. He was defending his home from horrible acting, hackneyed plots, and gratuitous CGI. Any reasonable person would have done the same.

Treehuggers lose legal fight to solar-powered neighbour

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How many trees?

How many trees died to make the legal briefs for all this?

My coat? The shiny one that reflects the sun in your eyes,

China plans 'deep-sea base project'

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"A Nation hungry for Knowledge rather than Wealth is the Richest of Peoples and will easily Eclipse Power with ITs Controls."

Somethings wrong with our Martian friend, that almost made sense.

Microsoft rejects Yahoo! rejection

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@John W. Naylor

We tried that already and found that our two brands did not synergize for the maximum benefit of our shareholders at the time. Of course now that we are a joint venture of Dubai and Beijing that could change. It certainly would help the ailing Mexico brand, considering how many of their customers are switching to using America despite America's insane attempt to prevent the brand from growing.

Coat? What coat?

Healthy? You're a burden on the state

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@ AC --Dead people don't contribute anything in tax.

Yes, but they don't ask for much from the government either. If they want brains they rise from their graves and terrorize the living until they get their fill. No government intervention needed, no nanny state, no National Death Service to hand it to them. The Dead are very fiscally responsible.

Fire because it's the only thing them undead buggers fear.

Ballmer! explains! hostile! Yahoo! bid!

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The Real Reason

The real reason for this is that Yahoo has lots of chairs. Ballmer is just trying to feed his chair-a-day habit. Seriously, someone needs to perform an intervention here, preferable some one wearing chair proof armored coat.

Microsoft! bids! $44.6bn! for! Yahoo!

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Loss of the Middle Ground

Google: Don't be Evil

Microsoft: Be Evil

Yahoo: Evil? Meh.

If we lose the middle ground then we will be stuck with only the companies that are obviously trying to knife you an back and the one that that implements Gknifeinback using AJAX then leaves in beta for years. We need the voice of apathy towards it's users!

Coat? Meh.

Dwarves hidden in sports bags target Swedish coaches

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Paris Hilton



Why Paris? Why not?

Dublin's free Wi-Fi falls foul of competition law

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Paris Hilton


That depends on the setup of the library. Many libraries (at least here in the US) are actually non-profits that (sometimes) recieve municiple funding and in return for that money subject themselves to government oversight.

Yeah I'm being pendatic over here.

Oh and Paris Hilton angle blah... blah... blah....

How much does El Reg cost the global economy?

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A unit of measure

Of course the final number will yield us a new measure of the economy. Forget the Dow or NASDAQ averages, Pish off gold standard. The economic indicator of the web 3.0 world will be...The Vulture.

It was only a mater of time (measurable in average period between stories featuring the eeepc girl) before this standard is used world over.

Braindead obituarists hoaxed by Wikipedia

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"Only fools and journos"

Department of Redundancy Department perhaps?

Chuck Norris to do battle in El Reg Arena of Death

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Chuck Norris

doesn't need an IT angle. All he needs is an IT straight to roundhouse kick into a perfect 90 angle.

ElReg40™ seeks the world's worst web 2.0 ideas

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El Veg

El Veg: A user content-driven Silverlight-powered site that serves as your portal to the world of extreme bean sprout gardening. Think You-Tube meets a pile of manure. (IE only)