* Posts by Arbuthnot Darjeeling

78 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Sep 2010


How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?

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Re: wish you were here

Pink Floyd - records for people who listen to their hi fi, not the music?

Microsoft buries Sinofsky Era... then jumps on the coffin lid

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Re: gradually bring RT and Windows Phone ...(together)

great idea.

but given RT was a new product, why make RT and winphone different in the first place?

Android on a tablet is android on a phone amirite?

Fed up with Windows? Linux too easy? Get weird, go ALTERNATIVE

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Re: What happened to OS-9?

It's still out there in a public domain rewrite version - http://sourceforge.net/projects/nitros9/

Got something to run it on?

Amazon-bashed HMV calls in administrators, seeks buyer

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Re: Trevor Moore

Jessops, HMV, who's next for his magic?

Verizon staff arrested for stealing customer's nude pics

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Re: She possibly took them of herself to send to

her boyfriend/husband/whoever.

Well, not whoever, clearly

The hoarder's dilemma, or 'Why can't I throw anything away?'

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Re: Forgive me Father

I think the zx81, the atari st and the mtx512 are contributing significantly to your pension plan


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Re: an extreme version of Yellowstone

the ranger's not gonna like that, Yogi

Deadly pussies kill more often than owners think

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Re: Do you find...

the gall bladder, because it's full of bile which tastes bad.

Twitter airport bomb joke conviction binned in common-sense WIN

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Re: Grow up and recognise twitter isn't private!!!

Grow up and recognise that the freedom to make foolish remarks is important and worth defending.

If anything had happened....whoosh!!!.... the point you're missing is there was never any danger of this person 'doing anything' - he was not making a serious threat to blow up the airport, he was sharing his frustration in a way that we all understand. He had not made any attempt to fulfill his threat. He did not have either the intent or the means to fulfill his threat. His tweet was not a communication directed to the airport - it was sent to his followers which probably didn't include the airport.

If because a tiny minority of people want to damage our way of life by blowing things up, we are required to live under continual police and security scrutiny and mustn't make a silly remark now and then, well, the terrorists' work is done for them - we have destroyed our own way of life and our own freedoms. It might seem a big conclusion from a small premise, but really, living where we do, the right to come and go and say what we like is the crux of it all.

Being a skinny is much more unhealthy than being fat – new study

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@Nobody in the public healthcare sector worries if you die quickly & cheaply.

- unless you've just been found fit for work by Atos

British Gas bets you'll pay £150 for heating remote control

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Hmm, how about

using internet access on your phone?

Secret's out: Small 15K disk drive market is 'growing'

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Re: soldered onto the motherboard

that'll be a bit of a shame when it packs up, unless the typical working lifetime and unit reliability pick up.

Meanwhile, unplug and throw away when obsolete

Unemployed offered money to watch grass grow

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Re Re: Age descrimination

definitely not be older than 35? Lol.

er, dude, I'm like totally over 50, ftw, and I can watch grass being cut better than some kid. ROFLMAO

You know, there are some people I would definitely not employ for this and they are all, believe me, under 35

Raspberry Pi signs big-name sellers

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Re: Basic

yay - thank you for that info!!

Ten... Valentine's Day gifts for her

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IT Angle

as a public service I offer


Android users more likely to put out

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Paris Hilton

android user

non smoker own home gsoh solvent

seeks similar for ltr (whole weekend)

Fraud baron forced henchmen into S&M orgies to prove loyalty – cops

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can I apply?

Small pile of cash, dying platform: 2011 is bad news for Nokia

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If Nokia

had anything Microsoft would want

why aren't Nokia using it to generate income and build market share now?

NASA shuts off Voyager 1's central heating

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a movie ... started with flying through space, past Voyager, and on...

Contact starring Jodie Foster?

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still working refrigerator...

sorry, is it leaving the solar system?

HP hawks huge 132in 'tablet'

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that's what we're having for tea.

(Serves 8)

Nokia posts car-to-phone comms app

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@how would it distinguish between a car and a train...

I'm no expert, but I reckon the gps trace would show the unit sticking to the railtracks if it were on a train, not so much if it were in a car...

Secrets of the asteroid belt: Vesta actually more like a planet

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If you could add water and heat

you'd have chicken curry

Man's phone burns, toasts trouser region

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Hello! Darling!!

I'm on the fire

Ten... colour laser printers

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I bought a Lexmark colour laser for about 2-3 hundred quid 18 months ago and the output is great. Economical to run too. Pity you couldn't find space to include one in the pack test.

Had a couple of Epson colour acculasers and by contrast they are expensive, temperamental and I won't have one again

Boffins find new 2012 glyph on 'secret' Mayan brick

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It's a mistranslation

It actually means 'this side to the front'

Erotica 2011 stands firm against rise of the sex machines

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I trust

there won't be any pained commentards questioning why this story is in a journal for IT workers?

Spanish firemen grapple naked stairs sex Brit

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Where was someone

with a mobile phone with a camera when you need one?

Pics or it didn't happen

OCZ exposes bulging solid disk for 2012

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If it helps

the first HDD I bought in 1985 cost £100 with the controller installation costing another £100, to put a stunning 10 megabytes on my system.

It could take every single item of commercially available software for the operating system I was using and leave 4 megabytes free for my novel.

Mind you, for a few weeks, I felt like I ruled the universe

Compact Disc death foretold for 2012

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must dust off

my cassette player

Martian simnauts emerge from spaceship outside Moscow

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Black Helicopters

grab your stuff

and get outta there

Android Marketplace blocked by Great Firewall of China

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I just hope

President Obama joins the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on this, so you can headline the development

Obama Lama ding dong

Laptop shoots spike into owner's hand

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Once I put

what turned out to be a cracked disc into a dvd drive. It spun up and kept spinning faster until there was a bang like a gunshot, the disc was turned to tiny pieces and dust.

Everything except the finest dust was contained by the drive door. No component of the drive detatched. This wasn't a laptop and I didn't try finding out if the drive would read anything afterwards, but it's hard for me to imagine the door failing to contain any component of the drive unless the disc wasn't inserted correctly.

Who wants to volunteer to reproduce the circumstances of the alleged incident?

Zombie browser with evil past returns from the grave

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the obvious upgrade from IE6?

Gas bill climbed £13,000 after correct online reading given

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after you've paid off the cost of all the new meters and their installation. could be quite a long time.

Outside the business cycle of our utilities companies

Windows 8 secure boot would 'exclude' Linux

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only care about their latest version of windows.

For a new editionof windows, you buy a new machine, right?

Self-planting plant discovered in Brazil

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the lawn that mows itself?

Or grass that grows 2.5 cm and then stops?

Come on Monsanto...

Microsoft exec departs after tweet about Nokia phone

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can't tell if trolling

or just very stupid

Don't buy your iPad in a McDonald's car park

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Apple logo

where can I get one of these eco-friendly wooden ipads?

Will the looters 'loose' their benefits?

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Am I being paranoid...?

you work in IT, have some idea of how well government IT projects work...

failure is unimaginable in your mind?

yes, you are being paranoid

Peaches Geldof explains Kubrick's 2001

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I came to this story expecting

to get some laffs at her imbecilic explanation, but found it close enough to what I made of the film.

However, despite having been able to reach such an interpretation of this complex film some forty years ago I remain at a loss to understand why you have headed it under 'policing'.


Hobbyist killed by home-made hovercraft

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the fact that

el reg commentards can't work out how the accident happened from the story is utterly irrelevant.

this is a story in an online it journal, not an accident investigation report to the nz coroner (who you should approach for more detailed information).

jeez i'm glad i don't work with summa youse guys

Acer turns to trains for imports

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@ shaking

they travel by boat when the sea is calm and there are no waves, then?

Heat sink breakthrough threatens ventblockers

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@ I miss the thunk of my old AT's head parking...

or crashing down at some random spot on the disk surface...

those were the days alright.

Drunken bust-up woman sprays cops with breast milk

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have you

got her mobile phone number?

She's welcome to get pissed at my party any time

New Cassini pics of Saturnian 'Ice Queen' Helene

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for me the questions are

Who has been to Rutland, or knows where it is, never mind how big it is as a fraction of the size of Wales

Bloke pissing in reservoir prompts 8m gallon flush

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is this another sign

of the decline and fall of the u s of a into barbarous ignorance?

Wireless networking without paying The Man, man

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