* Posts by Lol 1

10 publicly visible posts • joined 26 Jun 2009

New fake anti-virus shakes down frightened file-sharers

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doesn't scare me

I only use P2P to download linux distros!

Red Dwarf to blast off on new adventure

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if those pen pushers

up at City Hall don't like it, well, they can park their overpaid fat asses on this mid digit and swivel, swivel 'til they squeal like pigs on a honeymoon!

Hmmm, season 7 had it's moments, one of my favourites is Kryten in 'beyond a joke' picking off the characters from Pride & Prejudice - brilliant imo.

It was sad to see the quality dip as the show progressed but I have to keep believing that given enough time to come up with a decent script it can be good again. If they make them I will be watching regardless. I'm off to fire up the old vhs to watch my copy of the 'tongue tied' special video (signed by norman lovett.)

Btw, if you get a chance to see norman do stand up - grab it with both hands - he was excellent when I went to see him a few years back.

Apple brands Intel 'Light Peak' as Thunderbolt

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nice tech, shame about the name

I dislike the name thunderbolt (especially if you're using a lightning bolt to illustrate it) . Light peak is a much better name. That is all.


- for AC, who wanted to know if it involved light in any way.

Apple cripples iBooks for jailbreakers

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If you make it idiot proof...

Circumventing DRM, there [should be] an app for that.

Sounds like iPhoners badly need a Cydia app now called MiBook (hint, hint, hintedy, hint Apple) that bypasses the jailbreak check.

Sony expands legal offensive to more PS3 hackers

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You can sue me...

Dear Sony, I watched & commented on the youtube video. I live in the UK. I don't actually own any Sony hardware, save one walkman I got for my 12th birthday. That was a long while ago.

Anyway, I'm sure that won't deter you. If you could see your way to suing me in Japan and to seek my extradition (I'm sure my government would happily comply,) I'd be really grateful.

I fancy a holiday.

UK a 3D TV nation? Not half

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3D TV? - Ask my arse!

I believe Dara O'Briain said it best - if I may paraphrase slightly...

they tried in the 50s, they tried in the 80s and their trying it now. Once every 30 years, it's like tuberculosis. It flares up once a generation and you have to zap it with some antibiotics.

Personally I can't envisage ever owning a TV large enough to make 3D worthwhile. I'd want it to be at least 30' (yes, I do mean feet) and a cinema sized room to accomodate it!

GTA maker coughs up $20m for 'hot coffee' sex

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How much do you wanna bet...

That after they're finished being screwed for $20 million, they shoot them and take the money back?

Apple preps iPhone face recognition

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It's all been done before

I saw the gadget show present these technologies on a few new smart phones in development ages ago (incidentally none of which was an iphone), just because it's done on an ipod makes it patentable?!? wtf

Glasgow unbans Life of Brian

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No one is to stone anyone until I blow this whistle!

...even if they do say Jehova!

It was funny when the Beeb did a Python night, they played the interview where Cleese and Idle tore the C of E guy a new bumhole, because it turns out that arguments for and against have to be subjected to certain standards of proof - something organised religion lacks.

Mine's the one with three flat ones and a packet of gravel in the pocket!

Microsoft unveils Windows 7 free upgrades and discounts

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Browser download without IE

Is it just me or did it not use to be the case in Windows that if you put a web address in to the address bar of a normal folder window it would take you there? Sure I've had to do that in the past. You could also use a help file with the "jump to url option" - in certain apps like notepad, google it I don't have time to explain that method.

As I'm sure you're all aware one of the reasons Windows is so difficult to secure from a SysAdmin's point of view is that there are so many ways to perform one task.