* Posts by cookieMonster

307 publicly visible posts • joined 24 Apr 2008

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Japanese convenience store chain opens outlet staffed by avatars and robots

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Re: "the company wants them to engage with customers rather than stay behind a cash register"

Obvious, a management type creature

Orion snaps 'selfie' with the Moon as it prepares for distant retrograde orbit

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“ But who in the name of Cthulhu does orbital calculations in foot-poundals ?”

No one, but Florida man would not understand anything else

Foxconn workers protest over pay and lockdowns at iPhone factory in China

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WTF?

WTF !!!!

The actual story is the LAST PARAGRAPH !!!!

Holy shit, apple actually did that??

Too soon? Amazon commissions FTX mini-series

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Joke

Re: I still don't get...

NFT?

No F&€@ing Thanks

President Biden still wants his cybersecurity labels on those smart devices

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Android TVs are very yappy. Which reminds me, I’ve to annoy my unit again soon, by almost finishing the internet connection wizard steps, I always quit at the last one. Drives the tv crazy. I know, sad. But it makes me happy :-)

Public cloud prices to surge in US and Europe next year

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FAIL

But but but

They said it would be cheaper

Foxconn shows off pair of EVs, boasts of bulk orders for last year's model

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Re: The most useless metric ever: from 0 to 100 in xx seconds

I’ll be taking that exact route next Monday

IceWM reaches version 3 after a mere 25 years

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Joke

Re: Impressive

Did someone not tell Linus that a while back.…

Internet Society recommends development of Solar-System-scale routing framework

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Alien

Exactly, 64K and all that.

California asks people not to charge EVs during heatwave

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Re: The Sunshine State

Upvoted & agree. However, if those that can do, there’s less demand and more available for those who can’t.

Zuckerberg: Yes, Facebook kept Hunter Biden's laptop under wraps

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Joke

"I see people everyday," confided the CEO enthusiastically.

Sounds exactly like what I’d expect a robot to say

Burger King just sent spam receipts to customers

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Joke

Re: Why did Burger King send me this blank receipt whilst i was sleeping at 5am?

Want to bet?

Apple tells suppliers to use 'Taiwan, China' or 'Chinese Taipei' to appease Beijing

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Joke

Re: Can anyone answer the question, logically...

Not only do the British not want anything to do with NI, the Irish don’t either.

I think the best option would be to tow it into the North Atlantic and either give them independence or sink it.

GitLab plans to delete dormant projects in free accounts

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For personal projects

I use -> https://github.com/go-gitea/gitea

Hosted on an old PC at home, works great.

I paid for it, that makes it mine. Doesn’t it? No – and it never did

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Big Brother

Re: Physical media

“don't trust that even Amazon wouldn't turn around and disappear a movie I paid for ….”

I seem to remember that they did that to a book, 1984 of all titles

Apple-1 prototype hand-soldered by Woz up for auction, bids expected to reach $500k

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Re: A bit off topic but hopefully related

The spice girls bus!!!

Fair play, not much to brag about these days but still it’s something, and it’s more than what most can do.

PS: their “music” was dreadful

My smartphone has wiped my microSD card again: Is it a conspiracy?

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Happy

Re: The Bit-Theory

You could put that on a t-shirt

Upvote

Sage accused of strong-arming customers into subscriptions

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Stop

Welcome to the cloud

Now bend over

CP/M's open-source status clarified after 21 years

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WHAT DO YOU WANT THE REGISTER TO DO FOR YOU?

Where’s the “All of the above” option ???

Large Hadron Collider experiment reveals three exotic particles

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Joke

Re: Great, here we go again

King Trump??

Edit: added joke icon

Tencent Cloud slaps googly eyes on a monitor, says it can care for oldies

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Re: To Spy and to Serve

They will soon, it will be in beta for 5 years then they’ll just kill it off after they get all the data they need

Soviet-era tech could change the geothermal industry

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Joke

Re: what if ...

True, but you don’t need to melt the armor, cooking the occupants of said tank would suffice

Linux Foundation thinks it can get you interested in smartNICs

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Joke

Re: Stops

You might be on to something there……

Never fear, the White House is here to tackle web trolls

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Re: Finger-Wagging

It must be terrible to live in such fear, maybe you could move/emigrate to a safer country?

Vivaldi email client released 7 years after first announcement

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Windows

BeMail

Back in the day of BeOS they had the BeMail client, it stored the emails as files on the file system, combined with the file system it was super simple to use, filter and search, I really miss that.

Icon: nearest to grumpy old man

Tough news for Apple as EU makes USB-C common charging port for most electronic devices

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Flame

Re: The BS 546 Brexit connector next

Er….. when I moved in to my house I needed to add a few sockets here and there, mainly change a single to a double. When I took off the cover of the existing one I discovered that all the wires were the same color, other sockets were similar, but different color wire, all brown in one, all blue on another. The entire house is like that. The wire is industrial grade stuff and everything is wired solidly, but fuck me, it was an “interesting” time making those mods.

Flame icon, cause that’s what happens if you mess up house wiring.

Microsoft-backed robovans to deliver grub in London

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WTF?

DPD, wtf

They are using DPD as a source of TRAINING data, lol

I nearly pissed myself laughing when I read that.

Microsoft tests ‘Suggested Actions’ in Windows 11. Insiders: Can we turn it off?

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Stop

Re: Clippy

I think they might call it “Bob”

China plans to toss foreign-made PCs from government agencies 'in two years'

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This. . .

We also asked Apple to comment because a predictably uncommunicative communications department is always good for a laugh.

Is why (IMHO) the Reg is the dogs $@$&”

Unity and Trinity: New releases for forks of abandoned Linux desktops

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Devil

Re: Am I old?

I still have the book :-)

One in five employees at top Indian outsourcers left in the past year

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Re: Not surprised

eBay??

UK watchdogs ask how they can better regulate algorithms

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Joke

Someone here might have bought more than one chainsaw recently

Accenture announces 'Accenture Song' – not a tune, but a rebrand

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Flame

Re: I am disappointed.

Agree, after reading the headline I was looking forward to the savaging typically dished out to this type of rebranding and of course the verbal diarrhea.

Must try harder

Study: How Amazon uses Echo smart speaker conversations to target ads

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Joke

Re: Like eBay's chainsaw obsession

Buy one, I dare you

Apple geniuses in Atlanta beat New York to the punch, file petition to unionize

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Re: Is there a T-shirt with the slogan...

There should be one

Russian media watchdog bans Google from advertising its services

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Re: Muppetry

he died of COIVD.

Or so they claim!

Buying a USB adapter: Pennies. Knowing where to stick it: Priceless

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Re: Lost dog pictures

I’ve have a few run ins like that. A long time a ago a real greybeard told me to leave the Hard disk in a freezer for an hour or so before trying to mount it, ive tried it and sometimes it actually works.

The reasoning, or so I’m told, is sometimes certain parts of the intervals expand with heat, the cold apparently contracts said parts just enough to give you time to access the disk.

Xiaomi adds earthquake alert system to some smartphones

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Cool idea

But, they left out a bit….

“ Through this initiative, we hope that we can help Indonesian people and give back to the local community, and sell more phones”

Chinese distro Deepin hits 20.5, complete with browser called Browser

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Happy

It makes Mint or Fedora look positively staid

that's why I like Mint.

Boring is a good thing for an OS.

If you want to make your own chip and aren't Microsoft rich, who do you turn to?

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Go

Re: How do they compare?

How about funding it here (or partially) offer a mug or something and/or an actual chip.

I’d love to add another Reg mug to my collection

Ford to sell unfinished Explorers as chip shortage bites

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Joke

Re: Quite frankly ...

Or the next Lada

Russian chip makers face uncertainty as war drags on

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Re: What would happen...

Nothing would happen, nothing at all

A tale of two dishwashers: Buy one, buy it again, and again

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Re: Bought a shed

There is a real sense of accomplishment when you see your first trained dishwasher do a full cycle, without breaking anything. :-)

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Joke

Re: Bought a shed

Re: 2 dishwashers

I have two, the first was born 13 years ago and the second 11 yrs ago.

I generally do the washing up, but if need be I’ve two “backups”

Samsung shipped '100 million' phones with flawed encryption

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Big Brother

A bug

Or state mandated implementation??

Microsoft details 'planet-scale' AI infrastructure packing 100,000-plus GPUs

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Re: Seeing it BSOD should be a fantastic spectacle!

Upvoted, but there’s no way that this runs on windows.

Beware the big bang in the network room

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Re: Had he never seen Star Trek?

I used to roll two dice (or is it die?), anyway, and depending on what the task was , the numbers represented hours or days, worked like a charm for a number of years.

NASA taps Lockheed Martin to build Mars parcel pickup rocket

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Re: A lucky escape

We need an ‘upvote 20 times’ button

To our total surprise, Apple makes adding alternative payment systems to apps 'painful, expensive, clunky'

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FAIL

This is one of the reasons

I gave up on Apple. Many moons ago I was a big fan of their laptops, but they have become more and more draconian as the years went by. Since my employer at the time forked out the cash for the kit I didn’t care. But since leaving the IT industry I could no longer justify the cost and or condone/tolerate their attitude.

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