* Posts by Evil Genius

43 publicly visible posts • joined 2 Oct 2009

EU makes USB-C common charging port for most electronic devices

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Re: Does this mean there can now never be a USB-D?

Well played, sir. Have a Saurian brandy. It’s green.

Details of '120,000 Russian soldiers' leaked by Ukrainian media

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Have the Ukrainian army started tracking the Russians by triangulating Tinder locations yet?

EU court rules in Telenet copyright case: ISPs can be forced to hand over some customer data use details

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Just look up ASC:Law, Golden Eye international, Davenport Lyons and their speculative invoicing scam.

An anti-drone system that sneezes targets to death? Would that be a DARPA project? You betcha

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Will it be available in the U.K?

Asking for an airport.

There may be not one but two new air leaks in International Space Station: Russian boss tells us not to panic

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Just spray with diluted washing up liquid and look for the giant bubble.

Pop quiz: You've got a roomful of electrical equipment. How do you put out a fire?

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Don’t forget to dial 0118 999 881 999 119 7253

What does my neighbour's Tesla have in common with a stairlift?

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Re: Summon the lawyers!

Are you the same Albert Gladstone Trotter???

It really is your last chance to see anything at Cineworld for quite some time, and this big-screen bork speaks volumes

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Re: Cinemas in their current form are an artefact of the limited availability of reels of film

You missed out the guy in front knocking one out.

UK smacks Huawei with banhammer: Buying firm's 5G gear illegal from year's end, mobile networks ordered to rip out all next-gen kit by 2027

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USA: Well done my loyal vassal. Banning Huawai pleases us greatly.

UK: Why thank you, My Lord. Now, about this trade deal...

USA: Yes, of course my minion. Here, have a chlorine washed chicken. No need to thank us.

UK: Errr.

USA: I said no need to thank us.

We're no longer helping UK Post Office persecute postal workers with our shonky system, says Fujitsu

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Re: Strange

“The taxpayer will fund their legal support and pay full compensation where it is determined they had been imprisoned through no fault of their own, while those responsible will continue with zero consequences".


BT Openreach prepares to declare UK MBORCed* as all new phone line installations halted over coronavirus

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Ohhh, you mean FUBAR.

What's inside a tech freelancer's backpack? That's right, EVERYTHING

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"I will have to nip around the building to collect all the items I've lent to colleagues throughout the day. Portable rechargers, USB-C adapters, that kind of thing."

Lend?? You actually lend these items? I prefer "rent, with the full replacement value in cash left as a deposit". I will accept a freshly removed kidney as it never hurts to have a spare but storage in the shared fridge can be troublesome.

UK watchdog slaps 'misleading' Voda ad: Gigafast... maybe so – but not for £23

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Re: 100PetaHertz EM wave bouncing of the green fields of rural England this afternoon

For you, sir. Well played.

Apple’s facial recognition: Well, it is more secure for the, er, sleeping user

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As Sir Terry noted. Million to one chances happen nine times out of ten.

UK tax collectors' IT boss Mark Dearnley steps down

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Will his New Co be

Vodafone to fix their billing system that was installed under his watch?

Assange: Australian neglect made me flee to Ecuador embassy

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Black Helicopters

Re: "You spout pure bullshit, but I will defend to the death your right to spout it."

"Tits" seems quite appropriate for both JA and KK.

Lets face it, if the US really, really wanted JA, they'd have him by now. A G5 into Lakenheath, Spec-Ops team to Bungay when he was staying there, quick jab with a syringe and night-night. Wakes up in an ex-Cold War safe house in Virginia. Despite what some think of the CIA etc. they are more than capable of pulling it off and denying any knowledge,

I even saw it in a film once so it must be true.

San Diego Baywatch rules out exploding dead whale

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In Taiwan

Must have been like an All-you-can-eat-buffet.

Mines the one with sperm whale in the pocket for later

Dixons whacked by profit warning

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Consumer confidence weak....

...in DSG's ability to do anything.

Sounds to me like UK consumers have just got wise.

O2 boots up boobies blocker

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Paris Hilton

Obvious I know

Free the O 2!!!

Paris. If you have to ask, you're not 18.

Cameron cocks up UK's defences - and betrays Afghan troops

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More fudge than Devon(port)

The Queen Elizabeth carriers are a fudge. They should have been nuclear powered so not at the mercy of oil prices. Yes the cost is more but balanced with the instability of crude, the ability to run without refuelling (involving a dangerous RaS) and increased storage space for aviation fuel and ordnance.

Aircraft should be the F18 Hornet/Super Hornet as there will be zero R&D costs. It's combat-proven and ready now.

As for the Illustrious Class, they were designed for a war that never happened - protecting the North Atlantic convoys from Soviet submarines. Turn them over to the Marines/SAS/SBS for a role like the US Tarawa, Wasp and America Class ships perform.

The Nimrod is using 50+ year old technology. Replace them with something like the P3 Orion, if only for the UK Maritime SAR role.

The Senior Service still has a vital role to play, but we need to stop being so independent and start looking at existing solutions.

'We Want Two' Navy carrier plan pondered by Cabinet

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Hello sailors

There's a reason that in a crisis, the US President asks "Where are the carriers?"

The don't just project power anywhere in the world, they tell your enemies "wanna play? At your own risk!"

In 1980 we scrapped our last real carrier. 2 years later we had exactly the war that she was designed to fight. Had we still had her, it would have been over a lot quicker (if it had even started) with a much lower loss of life.

Nuclear power was rejected due to the very high cost of it for a carrier.

Building them means 2 things. 1. You don't have all those ship builders on the dole figures, sorry, queue. 2. The skills need to be kept alive and passed on. BAE SSS have recently regained all their skills with the Astute class. Who'd want a strategic asset built in China or Korea?

Spuds for laptop fraudsters strike in Huntingdon

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Not conned...

...they actually spent the £650 in PC World

ACS:Law's mocking of 4chan could cost it £500k

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latest twist

BT confirm that their data was sent by email, unencrypted, in direct breach of the court order.


"The ruling, ordering internet service providers to hand over data to ACS:Law, states that it should be provided in an "electronic text format by way of Microsoft Excel file saved in an encrypted form to a compact disk, or any other digital media"."

How many more revelations before we get proper, multi-agency investigation into this whole catalogue of breaches?

Second piracy threat lawyers withstand DDoS attack

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Paris Hilton

Seen it

and it warms the very cockles of my heart.

Paris? Because even she needs someone to look down on.

Apple in 873-page legal claim to word 'Pod'

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"Fresh as the moment when the /snip/ went pop

Good job Microsoft didn't try that with 'Windows' That would have buggered up Play School.

Moms stand firm against antenna madness

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Never mind that pesky background radiation eh?

Big bang my Uranus.

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Looking at that photo, I think it's too late to stop the mutation.

Crash grounds RAF Eurofighters - for Battle of Britain Day!

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Gravity is still not your friend

Danger, Will Robinson. Humour alert failed

ALL aircraft are capable of making an un-powered landing. Remember, a landing is only a controlled crash....

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Paris Hilton

Gravity is not your friend

"Most planes are also not delta-wings and can make a non-powered landing."

Last time I checked, all planes are capable of making an non-powered landing. Does this delta wing have some strange, as yet undisclosed properties?

I hear the MOD are eagerly awaiting Apple to launch the iSeat.

Paris? Well, she knows all about ejection...

Survey outs Britain as nation of tech twits

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Is it wrong...

...to lie to those asking the qustions in the survey?

Oh well.

Southampton chap lodges todger in steel pipe

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Big Brother

Quickly nurse, the screens.

Simple. He was only trying to get the hamster out.

U2 frontman bitchslapped by TalkTalk

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Position of the month?

"Reverse Robin Hooding"

Is that the same as Reverse Cowgirl? You get to look them in the face as you download the torrent?




ice axe


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Let he who is without sin..

..Chuck the first rock at Bonio.

Instead of pontificating about something he knows nowt about, perhaps he should stick to something he claims to know all about.

Bono. Please work out to 3 decimal points your carbon footprint for the 120 lorries needed to shift the 360 tour stage.

hopefully that will keep him busy and quiet for a few years

Western Digital goes cartoon crazy

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Paris Hilton

Mucky pup

I have 4 HD's and one card. Sounds like a dodgy European 'art' film.

Paris: Do you really have to ask?!?!?!

Thieves target BT cables as scrap value rises

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Paris Hilton

fibre shmiber

Wouldn't matter if you replaced copper with fibre as the idiots will still rip it out just in case. Ask Global Crossing how much fibre optic they have lost this year.

Paris as she been bought and sold.

Ares 1-X booster rocket dented in test flight

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Been involved in accident that wasn't your fault? Then phone us.

"So, Mr ET. You say that you were cruising along when suddenly this large rocket bounced off your front wing? The reg was NASA? We'll get our lawyers straight on it."

El Reg launches 'Comment of the Week'

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So wrong, but...

"just chew to release the juice"

OK, off to be very ill and gargle with gin.

Lily Allen exits Twitter, bins BlackBerry

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This day just keeps getting better and better.

Will await the interview where as if she actually knows what a Luddite is. Errr...

UK taxpayers hit by wave of tax refund scam mail

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How many actually work?

Law of averages means they must get enough returns to make it worth their time and effort.

Perhaps we should introduce a one-strike law. Fall for a phishing scam and you lose all your internet connections as you are clearly too dumb or ignorant to be trusted with such a thing.

Either that or turn yourself in to a designated location for an educational course with a baseball bat and a rusty nail.

Helpdesk Heroes or unappreciated geeks?

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keep them coming

More, more, more please.

Your phone is winding me up

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Cranking the handle

"Honest officer, I'm charging my mobile."

That'll never stand up in court.

Google strips Pirate Bay homepage from search results

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effective - not!!

I can still see the /browse and /top/201

No doubt it will keep The Lawyers busy.

Madmen cling to jet-powered merry-go-round

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Oh the Humanity

This looks like a combination of alcohol, bad acid, a few old pallets and the spare wheel of a MK4 Cortina.

Bring forth the 'elf and safety man....