* Posts by Mark Menzies

24 publicly visible posts • joined 28 Sep 2007

Swiss woman rolled over Facebook

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The perils of Facespace and Mybook. :P

This is really funny, thumbs up to the Reg for this.

Pirate Bay loses trial: defendants face prison time, hefty fines

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@ Lee Jackson

.... I admire your courage lol.

It did need saying tho, so, well done bud. :D

Infant calls cops to dad's dope plantation

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So the police searched the house.....

...So what!!!

The guy had 500 illegal plants in there. 1 criminal arrested. Job done. Lets have a few more.

At a guess though, I would say that the smell was rather suspicious as well as the guy acting very cagey (well, if I had 500 plants and the coppers were there, I would be a tad anxious too).

We don't get the full picture in small articles like this, cos basically, we don't need em. Its a quaint story and an advertisement for child locks on phones when you have a nipper (and something illegal in yer house).

Good stuff reg

Prison warders told to can 'hurtful' language

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@ Dave Gregory

You are a true scholar......

Give that man his own icon. :D

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Wot bloody rocket thought this up???`

As a previous member of Her Majesty's Prison Service in Scotland, I would like to respond to this article.

It seems that as daftie and spaz are not fit for use, can I recommend we call the theivin'/murderin'/robbn'/rapin' scumbags the following:

1. Rocket

2. Zoomer

3. Sizzler

4. Numptie

5. Ba'heid

6. Scunner

Oh aye, @ Mike JVX

What prison was it you worked at then? I would like to know how you manage to get to the conclusions you have.

BTW, I agree that institutionalised racism and abuse of any kind should be addressed and eradicated, but these scummy bastids call the folk that wear the white shirts a lot worse, but yet again, its all about the criminal, never about the victim.

Wot a pile of shite.

Anal whitening biz drops one million clams for Vibrators.com

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Now this may be useful...

"filters that go in your underpants so that when you pass gas it doesn't smell"

Something for the "silent but violent" brigade???

Flames, cos you should never light a match in enclosed spaces with air biscuits in proximity.

The US election, live online from er... London

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If they cant count the votes this time....

........ we should revoke their independence and return them to colonial rule.

They can have their country back when they learn to grow up and count.

Stop sign, cos you know they will screw it up

Crazy Frog won't croak again

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God bless the frog

Was always a hoot using it in the office. It made several grown men cry and dedicated pacifists erupt in fits of rage.

Awesome stuff.

Da ding ding ding ding...

Priceless :D

Wikipedia plumbs the filthy depths of plumbing

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Made me fall off my chair....

... quality.

The Reg is mint. :P

Cold War comfort on software engineering’s birthday

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"even after 40 years, the formal qualification "software engineer" still does not exist "

Hmm, so my BEng in Software Engineering is a fabrication of an over active imagination?

I think not bullwinkle.

As an aside, although I do not work in software anymore, when I did so, all of the team had the job title "Software Engineer".

And I agree with AC above, there is a HUGE difference between a software developer and a software engineer.


OMFG, what have you done?

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Customer-focused or what! - Hell yea

I got my coat icon back hehe.

And the lighter gray does take the edge off the fixed width.

Thumbs up from me kidz....

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Looks good but.............

...... fixed width is pants guys, and the icons are sh1te.

I can possibly live with the fixed width as I have a shite monitor but the icons MUST change.

And as someone said before, its pretty poor on you to change these icons after selling them on merchandise.

New site layout is an improvement, but the icons do not give the same character as the old ones.

Fix it guys..............

Exposed: North Korea's taekwondo assassins

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@ Phil Hair

"Which is just the same but in an El Reg T-Shirt."

WTF!!! Its TKD don't you know...

Academic wants to 'free up' English spelling

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Wot a pile of.....


Get a real job ya tossa...

Bloody academics............


Forth Road Bridge hack redirects to smut bazaar

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@ David Wiernicki

Someone had to say it......

It made me chuckle on a dull Friday morning.

and now I will get ma coat....

The future's bright for Virgin executives

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RE: amanfrommars guest starring in an episode of BOFH...

Hell yea, I would even pay for that....


Knock, knock: Cisco is banging at your door

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A wee question....

...When is there going to be an option in babelfish to translate amanfromMars or am I the only one??

Methinks the Reg can knock one up...(ooh err)

(and where is the mars logo for amanfromMars?)

Network down? Must be New Year's Eve gunfire

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Poor racoon

"He probably was trying to find a warm spot as animals frequently do and it didn't work out too well."

A cracker of an understatement. Absolutely priceless. :D

The guns aren't really surprising for our colonial cousins though.

Japan scores ballistic missile shootdown bullseye

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How fast?

"Next, those warheads (or even singular warhead) are falling fast - Terminal velocity for a heavy, aerodynamically-slick object falling from space is... what? I dunno, but it's *fast.*"

Give us a clue in either sheep or welshmen please....

Microsoft releases battling OS release candidates

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Windows goes linux - Sorry I mean Server Core

@ John Bayly, I agree with you there, Windows has, and always will have, bloat beyond reason, including the server versions.


In 2008, we will see a cut down, high performance, stripped server OS that will only be accessed by a command line. This will mainly run file and print servers etc, and all other goodies that don't need a GUI.

However, we can't run server core as a web server, as IIS depends on .NET and ASP, which when I attended the fascist propaganda that was a M$ Technet event, Server Core does not support .NET (but its expected to be added before full release).

Anyone else think that M$ are now moving back the way in their server systems, or are they just realising that a command line server is really a good thing???


Royal Navy presses IT Crowd for nuclear missile 'servers'

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@ Michael Compton

As an ex serving member of HM Forces, please direct your negative comments to those that make war, not the few that end up fighting it.

Its muppets like you, with an obvious misunderstanding of the issue and lack of comprehension of what these guys do that force a response from someone like me.

Please give these guys the respect they deserve.....

@ the movie tho, I don't see what was funny, it seemed pretty realistic to me :D

Finger-chopping jihadis derail MPs scanner system, claims MoS

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Security is not a dirty word Blackadder

".. crevice is a dirty word..

in fact, crevice is a positively disgusting word"

Who else sees the similarity with that old chestnut?


Vista Business sales soar like leaping dachshund

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Isn't this just the greatest news ever???? :P

Long live XP..


So, what's the first rule of Reg Club?

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The First Rule of Reg Club is BOFH is GOD!

Second that motion....

2nd Rule

Wikipedia is a Demi-God