* Posts by jim parker

26 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Jun 2007

2001: A Space Odyssey has haunted pop culture with anxiety about rogue AIs for half a century

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Re: Ah well, back to my PowerPoint slides

And you still haven't seen 2001 having not seen it in Cinerama.

Don't just grab your CPU bug updates – there's a nasty hole in Office, too

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Has anyone installed the .NET important security update KB4055002 and is using SQL Server Management Studio?

I find the update means I can no longer use tsql, first I get a font error so I change that and can then enter a select statement but get 'Object reference not set to an instance' error message which I can't get round.

Uninstalled the update and SQL works again.

So I'm secure and can't work or insecure and can!

Meet the woman with a supernatural affinity for stiff lovers

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Concrete blonde - Ghost of a Texas Ladies Man

Jokes of no more than 2 lines

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The dyslexic devil worshipper sold his soul to santa

Unsolicited phone calls

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Unsolicited phone calls

Why do I get phone calls from people saying they are from The Register and want to send me a white paper?

Smile! Brit transport plods turn bodycams on travelling public

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Re: Who is Kidding Who?

The other way South West Trains get round it is when a train is 5 minutes or more late they cut out stations so they arrive at waterloo on time and don't get fined.

That's bad enough but the guard doesn't always make sure the passengers know they are doing this so you can end up going much further than you want and having to get back again.

Lost WHITE CITY of the MONKEY GOD found after 500 years

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Re: White City of the Monkey God

Has Mrs Trellis moved from North Wales then?

Reg readers scuffle over the ultimate cuppa

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I'm not a great lover of tea but occasionally enjoy a cup of twinings english breakfast tea made in my tassimo machine ( the machine worries about time and temperature and does a good job) with a little semi-skimmed milk and sugar.

GPS trigger will light LOHAN's fire

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lohan rehab

noticed on youtube today (I'm behind the times as always):


for those who can't be bothered it says

Lindsay Lohan Paid $150,000 For Rehab

Very kind of her to support your efforts

Basic instinct: how we used to code

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bbc universal basic

I haven't read all the millions of comments but, in case no-one has mentioned it, the BBC came up with a universal basic and transmitted programs in it on radio.

The idea was you recorded it and loaded it into your bbc, commodore or sinclair machine (whatever models where about at that time - VIC20 I think I had then) but I never managed to get any to work.

So, what IS the worst film ever made?

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titanic = dreadful in every way

Ten... in-ear headphones

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my favourite

denon ah-c710 excellent sound

Reg Hardware Reader Awards 2010

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Electronics manufacturers

All manufacturers, eg sony, philips, of domestic items such as stereos, clock radios which come with an ipod dock as almost all of them do now.

I don't have or want an ipod as I am more than happy with my sony mp3 player and I am sure many others are the same so why do these people encourage apple in its bid to take over the world especially as they are often competitors?

The nightmare users: Solving the problem

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nightmare users

An article entitled 'The nightmare users: solving the problem'

and not one mention of a glock21.

Amazon patents 'customer review incentives'

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can i have a register badge, please?

NASA, USAF in $30m hypersonic boffinry push

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Getting over the Humph

I think you mean Humphs wonderful exit lines from "I'm sorry I haven't a clue"

OMFG, what have you done?

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I like it

apart from the font of course.

Is Microsoft's Silverlight evil?

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forget about linux and mac what about windows

Like Lennart I can't install Silverlight on an xp pro machine because my athlon processor isn't suitable.

EU project scans air passengers for terrorist tendencies

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just one more example

anyone read the traveller and dark river by john twelve hawks

Biometric methadone dispensers tested on UK lags

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they waited until you went straight

BBC races away with five-year F1 rights deal

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sport on uk tv

No chance of being able to watch our national summer game , no not football even though it is on all the time, on television I suppose?

Someone who enjoys cricket but has only freeview channels.

El Reg decimates English language

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Be that as it may, in your official capacity as language police could you arrange to severely chastise all those who mean nothing but say nothink.

Employee's silent rampage wipes out $2.5m worth of data

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re Gordon

I thought Lindsay Anderson decided that 'if' had to be followed by four dots....

Dear customer: you owe us $211 trillion

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Is this pronounced 'watch over ya' ?

Sole competitor comes second in cake-baking contest

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What's a triffle, Brian ?

So what's in a URL? The Reg URL?

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Keep .co.uk

leave it as is.