* Posts by Peter Thompson

16 posts • joined 27 Aug 2008

UK competition authority probes Amazon

Peter Thompson
Big Brother

There are alternatives

There's always www.abebooks.co.uk .

HP workers eye walkout over engineer jobs dispute

Peter Thompson

What's "action short of strike action"?

What's "action short of strike action"? Loud and sustained tutting?

'Overweight' people live longer than those of 'ideal' weight

Peter Thompson

I'm not overweight...

I am underheight.

DARPA wants 'clandestine' 3D building-interior mapping kit

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It's been done.

I'm fairly sure Robocop had one.

Amazon to shutter distribution center trio

Peter Thompson


What's wrong with 'closing' ffs? 'Shuttering' is meaningless.

Scotland Today in news nipslip outrage

Peter Thompson

Er, I don't think so.

Looks more like a button on her blouse.

Third-gen Apple iPhone in development?

Peter Thompson
Dead Vulture

Dear oh dear

Blimey. Did El Reg get suddenly taken over by Ars Technica?

Israelis offer radical new rat-based urban renewal scheme

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Trial run

The Israelis are currently testing the new idea on Gaza. By the time they've finished there will only be rats left.

Hacktivist tool targets Hamas

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Well it ain't working

Both sites mentioned are accessible.

XML daddy eyes code riding storage metal

Peter Thompson

Nice headline

I had three goes at parsing it then gave up.

Jezza Clarkson cops flak for 'truckers murder strumpets' gag

Peter Thompson

Peter Sutcliffe...

...was the original truck-driving prostitute slayer. Anyway, Viz made this joke about fifteen years ago.

Boffin brews up 'Jurassic Park' beer

Peter Thompson

Other uses

I can't wait for Jurassic Thrush.

Police drop BT-Phorm probe

Peter Thompson
IT Angle


Shouldn't the CPS be making this kind of decision? I find it bizarre that the Police spent months and millions investigating the non-existent Cash-for-honours affair where it was never clear that any crime had been committed or that there were any victims, yet drops this one as soon as hits their desk.

I don't suspect a conspiracy here; I suspect a load of mouth-breathing detectives thought "oooh computers and networks that's really difficult, let's not bother."

Cambridge tech boss rips gov over innovation cash

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Too much high table port

Why doesn't Wally Herriott ask St Johns for a few million? They wouldn't miss it. Alternatively, pop next door to Trinity because they've got more cash than they know what to do with.

Academic wants to 'free up' English spelling

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New definition

"Emeritus Professor" = "senile twat".

Apple slapped for dodgy ads

Peter Thompson

Yes but...

..that inability to run Flash or Java isn't really a technical limitation per se. Someone high up in the Apple tree decided that those technologies were not going to be available.


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