* Posts by The Jay

17 publicly visible posts • joined 20 Aug 2010

Man sues NASA: Mystery Mars rock is a UFO – an unidentified 'FUNGUS' object

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Comment speaks for itself...

"Once upon a time there was a Martian named Valentine Michael Smith..."

Cineworld flaunts '4D' movies

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Warcraft 2 moment...

"or swaying with the ship in the next Pirates of the Bahamas film."

... "Stop rocking the boat...."

... "You're making me sea sick..."


US killer spy drone controls switch to Linux

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Penguin Power!

There is something comforting about the mental image of a Penguin riding a Predator drone...

Look out Terror, Pingu has you in his sights!

BOFH: The Explosive Christmas Evacuation

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30 minutes remaining... Feel his pain!

Last day, I've come to an end of my number crunching and I'm ready for the off. Only gift was a bottle opener with a nice splintered pine handle.

30 minutes and counting... then my lady and I will be buying booze, and car shopping, then back to hers for a Merry time!

Happy Festivities BOFH and all other El Reg regulars! I'll be raising a beer, whiskey and wine glass to all.

NASA confirms first Earth candidate in habitable zone

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Am I the only one with an issue here?

Really, this shows the arrogance of NASA in a big way, they judge planets on what WE consider habitable, we are not exactly so shit hot with science that we know for certain that no other forms of life other than similar forms of life we have on our planet can possibly exist somewhere else...


What we consider inhospitable could be a hypothetical Utopia to another form of life... Pluto could have happy little things sliding around on the ice, loving every second of it... We've found creatures on our planet that can survive in extreme cold conditions with 'anti-freeze' for blood (mainly insects and fish), and life on our planet is considered young in comparison to the theoretical age of the universe. That in mind, imagine what evolution has created with some of the 'old' life elsewhere in the universe.

We may as well ask Ye Olde English philosophers and/or politicians to tell us where our outside habitable planets are, and where to look for life, as my suspicion is they have as good an idea as NASA or the various other cosmosocial (like my new word?) organisations.

BioWare Baldur's Gate

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Ahh the good old days of BG. I loved it...

I cant remember what Minsc called his pet hamster?

There was so much to do in BG, one of the best RPG games ever created. The follow ups never really grabbed me as much as the original... Icewind Dale was good, but still not as good as BG.

Japanese erections named 'Bollox', 'Wonder Device'

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The other big question...

If I purchased one, would there be a team to come over and work on my Bollox until its fully errect?

LulzSec hacker Sabu: Murdoch emails 'sometime soon'

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True or Hoax?

I REALLY hope they do have said emails, I'm fascinated to have a read...

BOFH vs PFY: There can be only one (on the exes chit)

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@ Craig 28

To be honest, I'm slightly behind you on this one...

It's not the best Simon could offer up really is it?

US Marine gets date with Meg Griffin on YouTube

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No further comment.

Spielberg flung Fox from Transformers 3

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Entertainingly, Whitley is a borough in Reading, reknowned for being a bit rubbish (being very polite about it there).


The name is double failed...

Rapture postponed as world inexplicably fails to end

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Ok, so the Rapture didnt happen... But I had a great time on Saturday. I made sure I was sinning from start to finish. If it's going to happen, may as well have fun.

Honestly, it amazes me that anyone still takes religious ramblings seriously anymore. And it's true as has been stated already, the media is the only reason it became so heard about.

I like it though, as far as generations surviving apopalypse goes, our generation is doing pretty bloody well! Campings first Rapture, Millenium Bug threatening to nuke the world, I'm sure there was another apocalypse in the early 2000's, we've just had Campings second attempt, and soon to have the Mayan 2012 disaster.

Good job everyone! Keep dodging your own annihilation! ;)

HTC's UK repair centre suffering long delays, confusion

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Not bad!

Same here Jimik. I had a call from 'Daniel' in their service team apologising for it, and informing me it'll be redelivered by 25th repaired, with £50 accessory credit.

As long as my phone bloody works, fair enough! They sorted themselves out quicker than expected.

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Ahhh it made the news...

I sent my Desire back to them about 3-4 weeks ago, which was collected, "repaired" and promptly returned back around 10 days later. However, the repeated crashing (reknowned in the HT02-07 serial numbers) continued an hour after turning on the "REPAIRED" device.

A couple of angry emails to HTC, they collected my phone again... the tracking stated it was being delivered for a week, I checked the tracking on the UPS website and it was claiming to be delivered. Another angry email to HTC support and I get it back saying it was delivered, but they have this 20 day back log.

I send a VERY angry message then (accusing them of not even looking at my phone originally), only to be told my phone has been moved onto a priority list. Now when I check on the tracking, my phone is in testing... Could it be they told the truth, or have they just bumped the status? We wait and see, however I'm doubtful.

It's more annoying that I forgot to reset my phone before I sent it... Oops.

Samsung next time.

Planet with British weather found 20 light years away

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An Idea!

We're all a little hooked up on gravity and what life may exist there... Isnt it ironic, it's in the Libra constellation, the scales are clearly not calibrated correctly.

A suggestion, now here me out on this. SEND IN CHUCK NORRIS!! He'll roundhouse that gravity down to a manageable size.

Vote now for the best sci-fi film never made

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What about...

So there are a couple of Heinlein entries, however, Stranger in a Strange Land (despite being my choice) would make an epic movie that would be rubbish compared to the book...

Now if "I Shall Fear No Evil" was up there, THAT would be an awesome movie... the weird twists and dark undertones would make it not only a strong philosophical Sci-Fi but would also be quite a chiller...

Orange gives the green light

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Reading - Nil! ... Orange... also Nil?

It was working fine last night and this morning, and now, dead. Quieter than O2's technical services team department...