* Posts by BillboBaggins

38 publicly visible posts • joined 18 Oct 2007

London Blitz bomb web map a hit-and-miss affair

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Up vote just for this.

"Nan used to complain about how much she'd been looking forward to that chop, and how Hitler had blown up all her new saucepans. Another reason she wasn't his number one fan..."

This line alone made me smile. Forget the millions who died. I want my chops.

Revealed: The Brit-built GRAVITY-powered light that costs $5

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One word...


Why was this not thought of before, it is that simple!?

This is what the patent system is for, very much in the spirit of Trevor Baylis.

Toshiba reveals spin transfer RAM



Apple will mount them on their side, so they spin forward and backwards.

Which is not the same and it is much more cool.

Oh and they will have round corners.

'Build us a Death Star, President Obama' demand thousands


Re: @ BilboBaggins & @ Michael Luke

Actually Roosevelt did not ask congress to declare war on Japan till 8th December 1941, the day after Pearl Harbour.

Germany and Italy declared war on America on December 11th. America reciprocated the same day.

By then the war (which had started in 1939) had already been going for nearly 2 years.

And for helping out in a tight spot, I salute you.


Re: A "fully operational" battle station in US hands...

"Personally I feel nervous when I see America eying the plastic travel cutlery displays, let alone offensive weapons."

You Sir, owe me a new keyboard!


Re: @ Michael Luke

Why the down votes?! Cause I dare suggest that America is not the cnetre of the univers/world!?

Get over yourselves.

<--- cause I'm having one or three this evening.

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@ Michael Luke

This may come as a surprise to many Americans but…

You are NOT the world police!

I live in the UK and I’m glad we are not the ones who think that they can over consume and impose their will on the world. I’m also glad we don’t have oil, otherwise we’d be looking at an American invasion sometime soon.

Help-desk hell


One of our clients IT bods had a call 1st thing one Monday morning from a user to say that none of their PCs on the entire floor were working that morning. They would switch on etc, but could not access any of their documents.

The IT bod asked if anything had changed over the weekend, but the user said nothing had. Thinking the floor switch must be down, the IT bod sauntered across to investigate. Imagine their surprise when they got there to find the entire floor was empty.

Turns out everyone had moved up a floor in the build; but NOTHING had changed. Imagine everyone’s surprise, when they got told they had to move back because there was no network cabling yet on the floor they had moved to.

Dawn of the X-Men? MUTANTS swarm AMONG US, say geneticists


Mutants You say!

Mutants you say! I for one feel like in Huxley’s “Brave New Office” and I’m surrounded by Deltas/Epsilons

Hefty beauty GAGA gets voluptuous new undercarriage


And this on the day...

And this update is on the day I hear about a man who chopped his tackle off with a lawnmower!

Power to the people - if you can find a spare socket


Re: Rond hole sockets?

Are toasters, kettles or even your metal cased computers not portable?

I'd hate to have the case on one of those become "live"

Copyright bot boots NASA rover vid off YouTube



Never heard of them before, but are Scripps anything to do with Apple?

Seems like they have Apples "Block everything! It's mine!" mentality.

IT departments are BRATTY TEENAGERS


Know better

You see the problem is most people outside of IT say "The IT dept think they know better!"

Which is plainly NOT TRUE.

We do not THINK we know better. WE DO KNOW BETTER.

Get over it!

Giant super-laser passes 500 TRILLION watts



But can they mount this thing on a frickin' shark?!

Googlenet runs on '900,000 servers'


@ +++ath0

Don't forget you also have to cool the datacentre, light the offices and provide facilities for the staff. All of which reduces the amount of energy left over for the servers themselves.

Fourth Euro star truck christened Albert Einstein


Oh no it isn't!

Oxygen is only a poison under pressure. (Ask any scuba diver.) if it was a poison at normal atmospheric pressure, then all those hospital patients would be toast! (ie brown bread)

Neighbourhood watchers in Reading get speedguns


Pro speeders!

Speeding is a contentious issue and for 99.99999999999% of the time you are just breaking the law. But it only takes that 0.00000000001% to knock down or kill a child. Being a child, you have to do their thinking for them sometimes.

I live in a small village with a 20mph past the village school. But as the road is a commute through it gets ignored by virtually everyone. Now if it was you in those circumstances and your child was knocked down, where would your argument be at that time, where would you like to string the speeding driver up to and what by?

I wish more cars came with the driver set speed limiters. I’ve had one on a couple of cars now and as soon as I enter a 30mph zone, bang on it goes. That way you can concentrate on the road and not on the speedo. Job done.

Channel Five reborn as Channel Five


A title

So long as they don't play with their viewer topping Pepa Pig, they will not be loosing me or my kids as viewers.

"I woke up this morning.

The sea was still there.

And so was the sky"

Oh how we laughed. Those of you without kids will be wondering what the hell I'm on about.

Malawi poised to outlaw farting


If they brought that into the UK......

They'd have to lock me up and throw away the key

PARIS acquires visual tracking capability


@ M Gale

I hate to be a pedant (actually I quite like being a pedant) but it's a Reliant Robin, not Robin Reliant. Funny as the Top Gear episode was, you would not say Focus Ford would you?

Kids these days!? Tsk!

Microsoft to set record with next Patch Tuesday


@ Gary F & apple winers

They can't get it right as they don't know what security professionals or hackers are going to find and exploit. Just think of the number of lines of code that there are in windows and tell me you would never made a mistake in that number of lines of anything?!

As for the Apple debate...At least MS don't charge for service packs. Oh sorry that's right Apple call them new versions of the OS!

Churchill's dentures go under the hammer

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These need to stay in Britain!

If they go abroad we must protest to the highest authoroties.

If need be we shall fight on the beaches,

we shall fight on the landing grounds,

we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,

we shall fight in the hills;

we shall never surrender them!

Galactic pile-ups feed supermassive energy output


Intergalactic pile-ups?!

Where there's blame there's a claim!

I would NOT like to be the insurance company for these, as no doubt there will be TV adverts for this very soon!

BT fibre upgrades hit full speed



As of a couple of weeks ago my exchange was supposed to go live today!

Now it's not due till September!

Nott happy



The date I saw a week or so ago said my exchange was supposed to go live today.

Now after a bit of digging it's not due till September!

Not happy

Uni seeks 'research officer' for sex trade 'fieldwork'


Carlsberg don’t do jobs, but...

nuff said!

Is this the world's dirtiest PC?



I think you have got Danny's good side in that pic!

Today marks 'least productive' day of year


I'm owed some work

If we are supposed to be 50% less productive this week, my company owes me some work!

Managing the Windows desktop estate: Your view

Big Brother


"and definitely no internet acces"

And how did you post this during work time?!

Blade Runner tops sci-fi movie poll


It says something...

It says something about modern movies when the most recent on the list is 1984 The Terminator!

Though I am surprised that The Matrix is missing.

First piss-drinking astronauts to go on live TV


I for one...

welcome our new piss swilling overlords!

Why have they not followed the lead of Blackadder and Baldrick on their sailing trip to the new world?

It's the one with the suspitious stains down the front

Palin didn't know Africa is a continent, McCain aides say

Paris Hilton


What exactly has a "cervical trauma" got to do with her being brain dead? Are you are saying that all women are not intelligent?


You may have meant “cerebral trauma”?

PH as she has probably had a blunt instrument used to cause a “cervical trauma”

Reg readers rage at comment icon outrage


Common sense wins through!

How about a kneeling icon, for when we want to express whole hearted agreement or that we are not worthy of such wisdom (in the style of Wayne’s World)

Chip makers unite to define unified home network tech


@ Tony Smith

CAT5 to Mains?! BOFH has had a CAT5 "test lead" with a mains plug on the other end for some time. I don't think that's the idea.

Serial typosquatter settles FTC charges


Hang On

The guy was not being done because he was doing people out of money! He was done because he was redirecting children to porn sites!

I’m not against porn, far from it, but it should be kept away from children. How would you feel if your 7 year old son or daughter was looking for the Teletubbies or Bugs Bunnie and to be bombarded with pictures of explicit sex instead? I’m sure you would then have something to say.