* Posts by Mark 140

13 publicly visible posts • joined 19 Jun 2009

'The internet's completely over', declares petulant Prince

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...and yet he has oodles and oodles of albums available on Spotify. Looks like he's not shunned all forms of digital delivery.

Isaac Newton's apple tree off to spaaaace

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Tree story

I was also under the impression that Mr. Newton first started telling that story 20 years after it happened. If this is true, it's quite likely that he got a bit creative with the truth.

Knuckle rap for riot shield sledging coppers

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Won't someone please think of the taxpayers?

As a taxpayer I wholeheartedly endorse this video. It brightened my day! The officers involved should be given a day off!

Thanks, Old Bill!

Parcelforce fails to deliver for Windows 7 lovers

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"I'm Parcelforce, and excluding Windows 7 support was my idea"

Thanks, first laugh I've had today!


Humax Freeview HD set-top box to debut 'early 2010'

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So Humax still exist?

I see they have enough time for a press release, but not enough time to respond to my support requests.

Google Docs set for 'get rid of' Office moment

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Give me access.

Not until MS Access is supported, it won't. Until then I'm firmly stuck with Office,

Woman rings cops to decry daughter's superior BJ skills

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Yours, disgusted

I subscribe to The Register but will cancel if the public record is going to be filled with details of multiple female family members servicing the male of the house.

Can it be friday yet? Please?

USB 3.0 thumb drive pops up

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Ditch the HDD?

Does this mean we can ditch the traditional internal HDD in favour of a thumbstick in an internal USB3 socket?

I've seen plenty of USB2 cards with an internal socket for WiFi / Thumbsticks you want to keep internal.

UK taxpayers hit by wave of tax refund scam mail

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Bad attempt

I've had one of these myself.

The spelling is poor, the grammar is poor and the forms on the email don't go to a legit-sounding website. They're not very convincing.

The sad thing is that people will fall for it.

3 flings bribey fivers for new subscribers

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Hell no part 2

Hell no +1.

Their customer services are terrible. Horrible. I wouldn't use them ever again. When leaving it took more than 20 minutes on the phone to get my PAC.

Lawyers claim ringtones are public performance

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curtail new technological innovation

Sod off.

Music in public (mobile phones on the bus anyone?) is annoying at best, but this isn't the way to stop it. And as for "curtail new technological innovation" - just sod off. I wouldn't describe anything that could evolve from a musical ringtone as a technological innovation.

Kate Moss kills Kills cuts

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"frantic resuscitation attempts"

I assume "frantic resuscitation attempts" involve ripping out the battery and leaving the laptop to dry naturally and not plugging it in and hitting the power button.

Nerd icon for the chap in the data recovery centre that they'll be making a deal with shortly.

Spanish bar invites customer abuse

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He wants me to do *what* with my eggs?

The mind truly boggles.