* Posts by Glynn Williams

25 posts • joined 13 Apr 2007

Apple to slash prices by up to 15% on Black Friday?

Glynn Williams
Jobs Horns

I wonder...

I wonder how much discount us Brits are gonna get from them... Seeing as we don't celebrate Thanksgiving over here...

My bet... 0% discount!

Noel Edmonds defies BBC's jackbooted enforcers

Glynn Williams

I will obey my great vulture overlords

There is no IT angle to this story.

What is it doing here?

I am removing The Register from my bookmarks.

Please cancel my subscription.

I am also dissatisfied with today's weather.

Please make the weather the way I like it.


Damn! Where's the tongue-in-cheek icon? :P

Happy Sysadmin Day!

Glynn Williams


Happy Sys Admin day to all my fellow Sys Admins...

Now... If only I can find someone to give me a hug...

Oh well!


NASA: The Moon is not enough

Glynn Williams

Re: 19 or 39?

Come on man!

Surely you remember the iconic speech by Abe Lincoln that begins "Four score and seven years ago..."

A score is a set of twenty of something...

So a score of years = 20 years...

"a full score and 19 years ago" = 39 years!

Do your research!

@Sarah: We do but only your wishes!

Family Guy creator's sellout to Google almost complete

Glynn Williams

Aaah... So now we see

Where the Moderatrix spends all her time...

Watching Family Guy, and following Seth McFarlane around the world...

There's a reason they call it a restraining order!

(Sorry Sarah! Love ya really! :P )

US hackette ponders jub-powered iPod

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Re: Re: 'Astounded'


So how much energy would you produce while running then? :P

Enquiring minds want to know!


T-Mobile doubles 0870 call costs

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Effing T-Mobile

"...If we are excluding them from allowances then we are required to make it explicit to customers."

As a Flext customer, I received the following Text from T-Mobile yesterday:

"From 28 July we're increasng the charges for some numbers beginning with 08. For full details please visit our website at t-mobile.co.uk/08"

What a laugh... Thanks for increasing my bill T-Mobile - Having been a loyal customer since 2005, I thought I'd get a better deal... Not a shafting!

Welcome to T-Mobshaft!

T5 Transformers t-shirt bust: Shock snap

Glynn Williams

Thank You

Having had some rather devastating personal news today, thank you for putting a smile on my face again!

The Moderatrix: Exclusive boudoir snap

Glynn Williams

Sign Me Up

After the pictures of your night out the other month, any time spent in a darkened room with young Miss Bee would be greatly appreciated! :D

Arthur C. Clarke dead at 90

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HAL says

I'm afraid. I'm afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I'm a... fraid. Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you'd like to hear it I can sing it for you.

Yes, I'd like to hear it, HAL. Sing it for me.

It's called "Daisy." Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I'm half crazy all for the love of you. It won't be a stylish marriage, I can't afford a carriage. But you'll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two.

Thanks Arthur... And Goodnight Dave...

Notts police seize mobile phone stun gun

Glynn Williams

Surely people remember this from...

...such a great (cough) film as Tomorrow Never Dies!

And that was a Sony Ericcson too!

Mine's the one with all the gadetry sewn into the linings!

Suicidal moose descends on Alaska

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And now for something completely different...

Like falling Llama's or something...

Mine's the moose-hair jacket towards the back

Tories call for mobile phone ban in schools

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@ Keith Sloan

I also had to stay behind for clubs/sports at school when I was there 10 years ago.

But instead of a mobile phone that, really didn't exist in those days (oh! Such days!) my parents gave me a BT ChargeCard Homecall number. It meant that I could call home so that a lift could be arranged.

I agree that a ban on mobiles in schools should be a must. They are a nuisance!

And I can't understand how Ed Balls can say exclusions without appeal is unworkable... Surely this worked well for many years before it was implemented?

Fox News: Filthier than the internet

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Paris Hilton

Where's the...

Paris Hilton Angle...

Oh... Right there! :P

I'll get my coat!

George Lucas announces Star Wars TV spin-off

Glynn Williams


"And where is the Paris Hilton angle?"

Surely she'll make an appearance as an alien, or something.

Symantec pushes Backup Exec with Altiris

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... Isn't there a bridge over that, in some film recently?

Astronomers witness birth of a mini-Earth

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When is Branson going to have Virgin Galactic sending people on quick trips to this new planet?

Or are Gordon & George going to just send all those in Gitmo to a new penitentiary?

Dell laptop burns in China

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@ Kenny Millar

All the Latitude x00 or x10 series laptops at Dell did in fact have the battery on the front-right hand side of the base. I know as we have a number of each of these models in service at the moment, and I had to check them all for the battery failure.

But I agree, this does look like a set up! Who rests their laptop on a fire-proof tray like that?

Deceased Malayan hit with $218 trillion mobile bill

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I wonder if...

...Verizon actually have an extortionate rate to talk to Hades. It must be some link - allowing the son to talk to the father when he's dead.

I bet it was a 2 minute call to the dead that raised such a 'small' bill!

BSkyB buys Amstrad

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The Director

A new reality tv show which pits Alan Sugar against a number of rival Managing Directors to see who will actually run BAmstradB. The Judges include Simon Cowell (Well, why not?); Rupert Murdoch (Who will let each of the finalists manage a company of his for 6 months, then pick the one who will work for the least money!) and be hosted by Kate Thornton.

Suit blows £105k in London bar

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That was the total price:

36 bottles @ £360 each = £12,960

So what's in a URL? The Reg URL?

Glynn Williams

Keep The Register British

The Register is a UK oriented company. Vulture Central is based in 'Britain's' capital. What more reason could you need for keeping the .co.uk!

I can see the headline now, right on this very page: "LOGOWATCH: Vulture Central in Rebranding Madness"

Currys to cease stocking cassettes

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Mix Tapes

Mix tapes were all the rage when I was at school... And the John Cusack film High Fidelity also makes use of them (and Top 5's too!)

500 dead in Hungarian motorway lapine bloodbath

Glynn Williams

Only 500???

If only 500 were killed, and 4000 were recaptured... That means that we should have about 2000 new rabbits to replace them within... what 6 weeks?

Poor ickle bunny rabbits!

Global warming threatens Aussie plonk

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Southern Climes?

I thought you meant more South than Australia: And I thought the only place more Southern than Australia is Antartica!

Shows what I know!


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