* Posts by Bryn Evans

43 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Jun 2008

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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Ann Droid

Where is that ****ing "Rotate Display" now, and how do I stop yet another auto-upgrade ?

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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The Jesus Phone

Universal Cloud Computing

Lightening Battery Charger

What is there not to like?

Drum roll, please .... Results are in for the collective noun for security vulns

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I offer you a comment on your failure to man up and reach a simple single noun.

This was a BottleCap - Bottled making a decision and as soon as the cap is lifted

all those alternative options will come fizzing out again to restart the arguments.

Get whimsical and win a Western Digital Black 6TB hard drive

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At Last !

Someone sees me as a Good Guy.

Epson: Cheap printers, expensive ink? Let's turn that upside down

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I print only one page a week at the most,

mainly self reference items and the odd Business letter.

All this on my second hand Citizen Swift200 Dot Matrix I have had since 1997 when

I treated it to two black and one multi colour new original ribbons

(never used colour for real)

Last year the second black was getting faint so I got 4 clone ribbons via Amazon

so I am a happy Dyno

When the whole thing expires -Then maybe a cheapo laser will be the answer.

'Backronym' crowdfunds itself into Oxford English Dictionary

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Twerking in the Thirties

What is new about " Twerk " '?

Walt Disney had it years ago " Hi Ho Hi Ho, it's off TWERK we go...etc.

El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Re: Works For Me

Just tried on my RiscPC (remember Acorn ?)

Still works ok, so well done for not breaking anything.

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Works For Me

Dare I say "I like it" ?

The text seems larger to my OLD eyes and the layout sits nicely in a 4:3 format TV?Monitor.

Question - I found myself already Logged In - Was that intended ???

BT and Neul ink gov-funded deal: Milton Keynes to be test bed for Internet of Stuff

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Big Brother


The day my 'Fridge starts delivering adverts or ordering supplies from TesBuryRose will be the day it goes to the Dump.

Five UK banks sign up to hook up customers' ACCOUNTS to their MOBILE DEVICES

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Count me out!

I claim refuge as I don't have a 'phone.

Want the latest Android version? Good luck with that

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Re: KitKat?

I'm waiting for the obvious Reg Headline when the first fault is found -

KitKat Meltdown !

Boffins confirm quantum crypto can keep a secret

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Dave - Aka - Tremendous Knowlege

Dave, the keeper of the spare keys.

A drone that can walk home

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Easy to kill with a well aimed Boot,

think of the savings in ammunition costs!

El Reg probes pregnant Playmobil lass

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Dress sense ?

Why has she got her trousers on back to front ?

Jaw-jaw no more-more as calls fall down tally of phone tasks

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Dummies for Dimbos

The way my family behaves with them, we call them Dummies (the 'phones that is !)

Also, I don't think that a lot of the users realise that the "Mobile" part of the name refers

to the ability of the 'phone and is not user instruction to keep walking about!

Got a few minutes to help LOHAN suck?

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History Repeat

Rocket engine plus boiling off Hydrogen = Hindenburg Disaster (part 2)

UK nuclear: Walking into darkness with eyes screwed shut

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Missing Link

Missing from all nuclear debate since the birth of the atomic age is any mention of serious research or encouragement to research, into methods of removing or reducing the radioactive output and life of 'high level' waste. Long term storage or burial is only dodging the issue for a few generations.

Unisys gets 'stealthy' with secure virtual terminal

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Human Nature

So! No one is ever going to misplace, loose or otherwise foul up, with one of these sticks. Huh?

PETA to launch .xxx smut site 'to help animals'

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Beastiality ?

I thought that sex with animals was illegal in a lot of countries. Don't think they thought this through.

PARIS concocts commemorative cocktail

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Spaced Out

What more can be said about such a cocktail (and it's creators)

Reg reader stitches PARIS right up

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Black Helicopters

Vulture Watch

What is that Vulture doing, in the lower left hand corner of the Map ?

PARIS joins the 17-mile-high club

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Save for posterity !

Please pass the plane (and Pilot) to the Science Museum, so the visiting school kids

can see what can be done with glue and paper - driven by a mad idea,

Next mad idea ? A solar powered paper railway engine, of any size, to balance and run

on one rail of a main line track.

Secret X-37B space plane lost by sat-spotters for 2 weeks

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Countdown to PARIS Mission 1

Now you have a clearly defined Mission for the first flight of PARIS,

looking out for passing Sky Spy Shuttles - Make sure you have well

hidden copies of all the video before the Black Hellish Copters land.

Our Vulture 1 aircraft begins to take shape

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Paris Hilton

Give the construction team their moment of glory!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/paris_hilton_32.png As "AoT" said, why not a photo shoot for posterity - get the Playmobil gang out round the frame. Also, if weight and balance allows, lets have a proper pilot in the cockpit for what is intended to be a momentous occasion in the history of aviation, blah blair!

Paris, because of the name, and because she is supposed to be an airhead !

Asus CEO signals Q1 2010 smartbook launch

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The return of Risc OS ?

Just maybe this can be the portable computer that Risc OS (Acorn) fans have been waiting

(years) for?

Tux cos anything is better than windows. [Can we have an Acorn Icon please]

Ofcom's 116 discussions confirm El Reg advice

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Police (Non Emergancy) Number

116 789 would be easy to remember.

It doesn't have to be free either, so long as it is rated as a Local call, since we already pay

to make this sort of call, if we can remember the number or find it if away from home.

$1m for seethrough vidspecs in DARPA VR war-graffiti plan

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WarGamers ReUnited

The spin off from these glasses should go down well with the games community -

But beware Nerds in Glasses making excited gestures in the streets !

ContactPoint goes live despite security fears

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i'm glad -

that my children have grown up and my grandkids will probably escape this due to the usual

bungling and delays in Gov. IT .

I give it less than a month of going live before the first data "escapes", assuming it is not already in the wild.

Then listen to the well practiced "sorry" line and the lo-oooooo-ng wait for heads to really roll.

And, Oh yes, what a waste to delete the entries when the kids are 18+ when we have the start

of a ready made, unverified, National ID system.

NASA talks little green men with Vatican

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Paris Hilton

Worry about what ??

... PH value? Really ??

How to upgrade an Acer Aspire One netbook's memory

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Paris Hilton

Would you Credit it!

When I read" You need a Credit Card" I foolishly thought that that was to buy the memory -Dhoo!

Paris, cos' she could be that clever.

US Army working on 'exploding marmalade' missile tech

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An explosive reaction, and...

Youre Toast

Satanic net neologisms - nominations invited

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As in " Please cross the road at the Signalized crossing"

Thanks to City of York Council

Ofcom's pilot starts seeing signs

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Millom (Cumbria) in the North East ?

Now here was a missed opportunity for something useful for the Googol Spy Fleet to do.

Boffin finds gene for coke addiction

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Logic, Mr Spook !

...or possibly - Using Cocaine increases the chances of your genes mutating ?

Apricot drops 'too complicated' Linux from netbook line

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Yoof Tested!

My (sony Viao owning) Grandchildren picked up my new EEE701 and said "whizzy"

will you give us one each for christmas (answer - No! buy your own)

They played with all the bits an bobs and never even realised that it was NOT

a Windows machine. (Linux ? What's that? Something else from Acorn ??? !)

Worked fine for me straight out of the box. The underlying system seems far more

complicated than on my faithful RISC OS machine, but then, I' m biased ;)

HBOS could shift 2,000 IT jobs to India

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Full Circle

Just six months ago it was the repeated, incomprehensible phone calls from India

that made us move all our savings from HBOS.

Daylight savings shift to cause phone havoc Down Under

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Time for a Tinny !

Time I got my coat!

Street View spycar prowls Inverness

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All Rubbish !

This is not a Googol Car !

It is a sneaky test run of a "Pay to Throw" dustbin inspection !

Mines the one with the tin foil wrapper..

BOFH: The all-clicking, all-whirring Roboboss

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Only a Dream ?

Dallas has a lot to answer for - luckily.

Tory trash talk fails to halt bin bugging plans

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A new meaning to Moonlighting?

Cue the emergance of the new moonlighter - Filling up the neighbours bin

with your rubbish.

Only to find that the neighbours have swapped their BinChip with yours !

Only a govment that is so expert in IT could think of this.

Chinese 419er punts a whopping $8

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Missing Millions

Now we see a perfect example of how Millions go Missing in the

w -- Oops, Banking World.

What hell hath science wrought lately?

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Feeling Sheepish !

Please tell me that "E Three's" new girlfriend is not called Barbara ?

First post - I won't hang up my coat just yet !