* Posts by Barn

27 posts • joined 9 Apr 2008

We like zombies… because we are zombies

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Glad I'm not the only person who feels like they're pretending to be a zombie to blend in in there!

London bus timings mobile beta site spotted

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FAIL

Elsewhere too...

Agreed, Norfolk has had the same thing for the past 3 or 4 years as well, but we're considered backward?

Victorian cops collar camera cooker

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Unhappy

Well...

I was certainly expecting a different story from the title...

Smart meters pose hacker kill-switch risk, warn boffins

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FAIL

Firmware updates?

The idea of firmware updates for smart meters is scary, let alone the thought of terrorists turning them off remotely. If the power company manages to brick several thousand meters while rolling out an update, how long will it take them to fix each one?

Reboot key Brit 'ready to save internet'

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One does not simply walk into...

A secure US data centre

Xmas kicks off on 2 August

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Pirate

Indeed!

There should be some kind of system of fines and/or time in the stocks for stores that start selling Xmas stuff before my (middle of summer) birthday.

'Industry giant' fragged UK games developer tax break

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So...

If the UK games industry was going to be given a tax break, does that mean that the cost to the buyer would be reduced as well? I doubt it. I agree, that £190m has to come from somewhere, and all these 'small' amounts do keep ading up...

My mother-in-law wants this! (For her birthday, you understand)

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Joke

Surely...

What the younger generation will want when they're that age is an iPad 8G with voice capabilities?

Silicone implants that generate 'leccy invented for US spooks

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"the Princeton team specifies that the kit can also work in reverse"

In Soviet Russia, boobs motorboat YOU!

Anyone...?

IGMC.

Tesla Roadster used for videogame audio

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Ferrets?

I thought they were called Dougals (after the magic roundabout character) or is it just my sound mixer dad that does this?

Revealed: The amazing premise behind Ridley Scott's Monopoly

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FAIL

Seems to have less plot...

Than Minesweeper the movie (youtube it), and a lot less funnies.

'Something may come through' dimensional 'doors' at LHC

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Grenade

@ First AC

Glad I'm not the only one who suddenly thought of Black Mesa....

AT&T blocks 4chan, home of weird smut

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FAIL

Internet Rules:

1. Don't anger the /b/tards! How hard is this rule to follow?

Hollywood to totally recall Total Recall

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Why oh god why?

That's one of the best Arnie films ever made! Why does Hollywood think they can improve upon it?

Virgin Media boosts bottom tier broadband

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Adn what about those on L?

I recently upgraded to the 10mbps option, at the full price, so what happens to me?

IBM, PGP fill Bletchley Park's rattling tin

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Disgusting

How can they have been turned down for lottery funding? My local Odeon cinema (a profit-making business) has a plaque 'proudly' proclaiming it has been lottery funded. If a bloody cinema can get it then why not a national treasure?

Government data protection standards are protected data

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Don't worry...

We'll find out their methods soon enough, someone's bound to leave the documents on the train again.

Trust on the slide, Chris Moyles on the up at BBC

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@Graham

Indeed, how someone who touts *himself* as 'the saviour of radio' and talks about cr*p for several hours every day is popular i'll never know...

Pirate Bay bitchslaps Swedish law with SSL

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Alien

But how...

How did this law even get passed? It's a blatant human-rights violation! I would've expected better from (mainland) Europe...

What I learned from a dumb terminal

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IT Angle

Lack of info.

I work on a service desk, so it's all too familiar for me.

One of the more common things we get are users saying 'I can't get into program X', and actually it turns out they can't get into their computer at all! They only see the computer as email, or word processor, or device for sending on 'hilarious' pictures of fluffy kittens and such.

Police probe pirate-DVD detecting dog's demise

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Alien

Really??

I agree, how can they smell the difference between pirate and legit?

Or is it all just an MPAss.A scare tactic?

RSPCA calls for dog chipping

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Doggie Database

How long before we end up with a register of dogs that are leg-humpers and postie-worriers?

Undercover teachers to track gang members online

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Yet another fiasco in the making...

Does anyone actually think this will ever work? Privacy aside, most teachers are going to be too out of touch to be able to tell what pupils are really up to...

Bell Canada chokes P2P and privacy?

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@Mark

Dont try that in the UK...

ITV challenges Beeb for cheap innuendo crown

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Will he help them find...

Weapons of Ass Destruction?

Anyone?

*sigh*....

Pro-smoking website redirected to 'baccy free zone

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Pirate

What's funny is...

They seem to think it's some great conspiracy against them, but it's most likely just someone having a laugh at their expense.

BBC vs ISPs: Bandwidth row escalates as Tiscali wades in

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Linux

What are license fees for?

What everyone seems to be forgetting is that the BBC is a bit different from Youtube etc, as you have to pay their TV tax even if you never watch any of the BBC channels.

Yeah, the ISPs have screwed up by lying to us and failing to invest, but since the iPlayer site doesn't ask you to enter your TV license number every time you want to watch something, those of us with TVs are funding those who have no TV and just use iPlayer instead.

I think the ISPs should get some money from the beeb, especially if it means there's less gardening shows and more Dr Who repeats on their channels...

Tux, cos he's sad at the lack of iPlayer support for Linux...

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