* Posts by David 30

26 publicly visible posts • joined 19 Jun 2009

Google: You know we said that Chrome tracker contained no personally identifiable info? Yeah, about that...

David 30

Re: Just one question

> If I ever have the chance of meeting someone from Google, before shaking their hand I'm going to ask them the brand and size of their underwear, their shoe size, what deodorant they're wearing and how old their socks are. Let's see how they like that.

You shouldn't be shaking their hand anyway - you're meant to be bumping elbows or something now.

We live in a world where a 'Hamdog' burger hybrid is patented

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Re: Quick...

Erm, you know they've been churning out the plastics in Scotland for about a year and a half?

New booze guidelines: We'd rather you didn't enjoy yourselves

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There is no safe level of not drinking either

...so best get a few down you.

Tea, Earl Grey, hot! NASA blows $125k on Star Trek 3D FOOD PRINTER

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Printer jam sandwiches

Those astronauts are going to be mighty hungry the first time they have to wait 3 days for an engineer callout

Record-breaking laser pulse boosts fusion power hopes

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Re: "or do I err?"

That's the genius of it - it produces 1000* it's own energy, which then clearly becomes 1000*1000* it's own energy, and so on - thereby generating an infinite amount of energy, and solving the world's energy problems at a stroke.


New Yorker sues Apple: 'Misleading and deceptive' Siri ads

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Re: Parallels to be drawn

"...Siri either did not understand what Plaintiff was asking, or, after a very long wait time, responded with the wrong answer."

Is Siri actually just Apple's 'customer service' department?

Google tells Iranians: Change your Gmail password

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Fake real

So if I wear a real Rolex, but lie about who I am, that makes the watch a fake?


God particle back in hiding

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A statistical quark?

How did they mistake that for a Higgs Boson?

London rioters should 'loose all benefits'

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battle royale

Sounds good to me - put one half in blue, one half in red, give them a random selection of weapons and let them have at each other. Should whittle down the numbers a bit.

Murdoch accused of operating illegal US air force

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Not strictly accurate

I presume 'setntence' was deliberate?

Mega-colossal space raincloud found at moist black hole

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One very large cup of motorway service station 'tea'.

Phone-hack backlash BBC in embarrassing headline gaffes

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Who is this millie?

Groupon: Scoopon’s catch of the day

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Missed subhead opportunity

Scoopon poop on Groupon

Google: The one trick pony learns a second trick

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'Required' is a title

>> Even if Google+ doesn't end up wholly lobotomizing Facebook

Bit late to the party there.

Many sites cookie-track users regardless of opt-outs

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Twice removed

> *but not remove any*

Eh? There's a girt great 'Remove' link next to each category when I look at it.

Facebook begins to challenge Google in UK internet

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But how many of those hits

...coming from Facebook, found the company's Facebook page using Google in the first place?

London's Olympic clock claps out

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I think you mean ...

...the 'Deliverance Office'.

Traffic-light plague sweeps UK: Safety culture strangles Blighty

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Unsurprisingly not

Not true - while pushing your bike you're considered a 'foot passenger', legally no different from someone without a bike. If you were to put one foot on a pedal and push along the pavement with the other, that would be illegal, as is using a scooter on the pavement.

David 30

Life on Mars

To be fair, all life in Abingdon town centre was dead long before the traffic system was changed.

Virgin tempts Brits with fee-free TiVo

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Reply to post: Hmmm

Sure they can be done on-box. But you need to keep up to date with the underlying data that drives them. How's it going to know that viewers who watched programme X also liked programme Y if the box was made before the programmes were? It needs to be regularly updated with the latest data (and probably feed back your viewing data to help others) - that's what you'd be paying for.


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See sic

Maybe it was 20 knots an hour, and they were talking about it's acceleration capabilities.

USA to bin colour-code terror warning system - report

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What, no...

...itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny yellow polka-dot BIKINI rating?

BBC adopts El Reg units

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@ david w & peter 45

Except it's not going to just magically arrange itself tidily at an even level right throughout the valley, is it? It's going to come surging down *through* the valley. Likely taking trees, people's houses, unfortunate engineers, etc with it. Frankly, if I saw 26 swimming pools worth of water *coming right at me*, I reckon it'd scare the bejesus out of me.

Microsoft sneak peeks Hotmail makeover

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Wait, what?

"Hotmail won't work non-Microsoft documents, such as PDF"

Does this really mean what it appears (albeit somewhat illiterately) to be saying? Hotmail won't be able to send non-MS attachments? Not even as a regular attachment not stored on Skydrive?

100 freetards an hour join Pirate Party UK

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"Some things they are missing policies on: <biglonglist>"

That's OK - they can always make like the tories and make 'em up as and when they're asked about them, to suit whoever's asking.

Street View solves Dutch mugging

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So did he get done

...for cycling on the pavement? Deserves everything he got for that, if you ask me.