* Posts by John 90

28 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Jun 2009

Smell burning? Samsung’s 'Death Note 7' could still cause a contagion

John 90

You can soldier on with an S5, but with an S7 you could solder on ...

The facts on Trident 'cuts': What the Lib Dems want is disarmament

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forum pages

Lose them. Bring back the comments link. I don't want to have to search for comments on an article. Call me lazy, but I don't see what benefit it brings to me.

James Bond inspires US bill to require smart guns for all

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007's gun

That gun did Bond no good at all. It was a goanna that saved his life.

The right of the people ... to keep and bear lizards ... shall not be infringed.


Techies at The Onion: Here's how Syrian Electronic Army hacked our Twitter

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Re: Look on the bright side

What bullshit! The Onion isn't as funny as it used to be, but it did use to be hilarious. "Man known as the Shark Whisperer still missing at sea."

Indian IT consultant becomes idol to legions of football fans

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Just change your Twitter handle. Not that big of a deal.

Kiwi boffins bid up Earth-like planet prediction

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Re: Beelion is Oz @ a/c 10:18 GMT

A Kiwi once told me about her old bicycle, which had no gears and wouldn't free-wheel.

"When I went down-hill, I couldn't stop piddling" I heard her say.

Experts doubt Anonymous Mossad spy outing claims are kosher

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Re: Oh for crying out loud...

You haven't seen Skyfall then?

Microsoft, Adobe, wilt during Australian price gouge grilling

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Re: Same old same old....

Whatever stops your boat from floating away.

MI5 test for Mandarin-speaking snoops 'just too easy'

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I hope they don't forget to put the rice in.

IBM drops Lotus brand from next version of Notes

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Is it still three jelly babies on a Jacob's cracker?

Microsoft ejects DVD playback from Windows 8

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Just change the icon.

Not that big of a deal.

Why embossed credit cards are here to stay

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Re: click clack

Was this train a grey tube that houses people's debts,

Their very preserves and transactions?

'I'm no visionary': Torvalds up for $1.3m life-changing gong

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I know the euro has lost a lot of its value of late, but I'm sure that one million euros is worth a lot more than 817 pounds!

LOHAN deluged with Reg readers' interjections in REHAB

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I respect the poster's point of view, but please consider the danger. There's going to be an ignition in the chamber and a rapid increase in pressure. If said pressure is greater than the gauge is rated for there's a risk of the gauge disintegrating explosively. That could cause injury to operators.

Don't buy your iPad in a McDonald's car park

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Legal requirement

You are licensed to run the software on one Apple-labelled device.

Seven Dwarfs password gag declared Fringe's best

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Password - this is true

I worked in a place where policy was to change passwords every month. The guys on the helpdesk (next to me) howled one day when a member of staff rang to complain. She'd been working in the firm for six months already, and she'd run out of words.

Save the planet: Stop the Greens

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> at least a soupcon of a suspicion

You do know that "soupcon" means suspicion, don't you?

Humanity evolved to cope with 30°C+ heat, says prof

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Break out the patio heaters!

Next up from evolution - upright, hairless, sweaty giraffes. And likewise snakes, and anything else that lives in Africa.

Designer pitches iPad gaming wheel

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IT Angle

Best new game ever!

Pop your iFad into this wheel (or hoop) and roll it down the road, guiding it with your iStick as you run alongside. Hours of amusement for the children.

Until the battery runs flat.

Guinness to hit three quid a pint

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So cheap!

Guinness is a fiver a pint here in Dublin. Most of the other beers are around the same price.

LHC pulverises previous record: 2.36 TeV surprise collision!

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Luis is right.

The LHC really is a weapon. It was built by the Swiss to prevent the French from invading.

But the French think they themselves built it to prevent the Swiss from invading France.

It's situated on the border so that both nations get the defense benefit.

One false move and it's Mutually Assured Custardification!

New 'reversible' paralysis-ray turns victims blue, flaccid

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Hope this Photocontrolled Molecular Switch doesn't find its way into supplies of Bacardi Breezer or Stella Artois -- or a lot of tanning salons are going to find themselves losing customers fast.

Historian slams 'absolutely crazy' UK time zone

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What's the advantage of being in the same time zone as central europe? I can see little. Might be good for a few businesses, so let those businesses start work an hour earlier. It's madness to suggest the entire country has to change when only a few hundred thousand really need to.

Astronomers spy 32 new exoplanets

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"five-year phase of its ... planet-sniffing programme"

Is that the same as a five year mission to seek out new life and new civilisation?

getting my coat ...

Helpdesk Heroes or unappreciated geeks?

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@ CoonDoggy, and others

Do not feed the troll

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Dead Vulture

ah, memories

One user rang the helpdesk to complain that there was a smell of bacon coming from under her desk. Baffled, I went down to have a look, but by the time I got there the smell had gone. The answer was never found, but the real mystery was why a smell of bacon prompted her to call technical support. Surely catering should have been first on the case?

In another company, a user rang comlaining that she had to change her password every month. She'd worked there almost a year, and she'd "run out of words."

Heidemarie 'Toolbag' Piper resigns as NASA astronaut

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Sinking ship

Given NASA won't have any use for astronauts soon, isn't she just securing employment by moving on before they all get made redundant?

Reg reader turns 'homo devil machine' on eBayer

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A glance through the history books will reveal that the Americans didn't win the war. It was the Red Army who defeated the Nazis.