* Posts by Andy Hockey

12 posts • joined 16 Oct 2007

Transformers up for seven Razzies

Andy Hockey

This is a Title

"Murphy's lifelong services to bad cinema may also be honoured" But Murphy did do good films such as Beverly Hills Cop. It just for the past decade all his films have been unremittingly shit.

Lad passes gruelling 'getting on bus' test

Andy Hockey

Some more life altering qualifications

Have a look at http://web.aqa.org.uk/qual/uas/units/life.php

Be warned... do not drink coffee while reading.

El Reg space paper plane christened Vulture 1

Andy Hockey

@Charles King

Sorry in this case Rubber Bands = Instant Fail.

It'll be too cold up there for them to work correctly, I suspect the same for Blu-Tac, But Cable Ties on the other hand...

No Cable Ties = Instant Fail

BBC should not pay for fibre, Ofcom tells MPs

Andy Hockey

ISP should deliver what they claim

ISPs advertise unlimited or large bandwidth limits, then they moan when people start using it. If they can't supply what promise then they should pay for the infrastructure or not advertise they can deliver, If I was in the BBC I would be reporting the ISP that are complaining to the ASA for false advertising.

Bush overrules judge in US navy-v-dolphins sonar case

Andy Hockey

Obligitory Quote

"So-long and thanks for all the fish"

Wikipedia black helicopters circle Utah's Traverse Mountain

Andy Hockey
Dead Vulture

@ Andrew Moore

I've just read the wikipedia entry about El Reg and while it they refer to the In jokes on RoTM and Capt Cyborg for some reason seem to have left out the Reg's oft used term 'wiki fiddler'

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A possible solution...

between a 'free for all' and allowing 'nutters' to add rubbish and total editorial control where a few admins dictate policy to suit their own ends, would be to have Slashdot like moderation system. Users and entries have points awarded by users. This would help prevent a ruling cabal arising. And moderation of general editors should to a large extent weed out the bad editors and reward good ones.

If this system was applied across the board it would prevent a lot abuses of editors and admins and indicate to people which article are well written. And it would become an 'by the people for the people' thing, instead of the power trip the admins are turning it into.

Just a thought

Babbling net software sparks international incident

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Using the page suggested by Daniel B...

"Babel Fish" translates to "Fish of the Confusion"

Camelot pulls scratchcard amid numerical anarchy

Andy Hockey

Well they do say...

That lotteries are a tax on idiots,

Topless Liverpudlians confined to tropical fish stores

Andy Hockey

Why were they passed

What would be interesting is to know why these laws were passed, and in what context. There must have been some reason to exclude tropical fish stores from the nudism ban, even if odd.

Space shuttle Discovery launched

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@ yeah, right

You've obviously not seen Futurama... You can hire space trailers from U Yank.

WTC collapse voted 'most memorable TV moment'

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Better than The Office...

Watching paint dry?


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