* Posts by Jon Robinson

20 publicly visible posts • joined 2 Oct 2008

El Reg celebrates Back to the Future Day

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Marty was getting less and less certain about agreeing to blind taste test his dad's 'moonshine'

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some of us have even watched all three films and can distinguish which character is which!

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Marty! you can take the glasses off now - the lunar eclipse was last month already!

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I've put the piano in the orchard, so we can play Bach to the fruit tree.

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halloween costume

It's a good try son, but you don't look much like Geordi La Forge, and he's not actually that scary.

still, 10 days to think of something better.

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old joke

"he he, Hey son, what's ET short for?"

Groan - "It's because he's got little legs dad!"

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The same argument over and over again!

For the last time I didn't call you a chicken!

I said "I feel like chicken tonight" when you asked me what I wanted for dinner

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Right - don't tell your mom, but Biff just called and he thinks he can get you an audition for Charlie Sheens replacement in Two and Half Men.

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This is heavy

I know it is dad! you keep saying - why not just buy it from Costa like everyone else does!

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both say at the same time...

you're not going out dressed like that are you?!

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right, drink this before you go to college, don't forget to load the dishwasher, don't spend all day with those glasses on, and if you're back before 3pm remember that bloke from B&Q is coming round to measure up the kitchen - I finally got mom to agree to pay for new units. And clear up all your retro tat off the worktops before he gets here!

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October 21st

What do you mean, it's Back to The Future Day today?!

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Kinetic watch charge

Hold still son, this Pepsi Perfect is difficult to pour when you're charging up your watch.

MSI tells 97,000 customers to 'Read The F***ing Manual'

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my user manuals...

... are just the right thickness to work well as a monitor stand.

Game developer's lost electric buggy FOUND ON MOON

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isn't it on Streetview yet?

come on, I mean clearly google aren't big enough if they haven't already streetview/mapped the moon as well as the earth, and there's only the one road there anyway (you can see the tracks).

iPod nano busted for upskirting

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ispy-gadgets servers seems to have crashed under the influence of far too many hits - from El reg readers perhaps?

PayPal UK titsup

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I for one...

... welcome our new...

oh hang on, what was the article about?

oh never mind.

BOFH: Snout, meet trough

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should I be worried?

I have a mexican cousin, several credit cards with electronic chips, an oyster, and a few portables that frequently interact with both my home and work pc?

mines the one with a USB tamiflu in the pocket

ESA chooses British army officer as astronaut

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Would that be the ...

Major Peake of his career then?

Report: UK physics 'damaged' by budget blunder bloodbath

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was a physicist

I studied Physics at A level, got a D (and Maths - B), went on to study joint Maths and Physics at university (UEA)

since then, funding cuts forced UEA to close it's physics department, and I'm now a GIS officer.

the university Physics was hard - even with the fact that I was very good at the mathematics side of it.

it's no wonder there are not enough of them.