* Posts by A Nonny Moose

65 publicly visible posts • joined 10 Jan 2012


US regulators set the stage for small, local nuclear power stations

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Re: @Dr Syntax - "more radioactive"

Umm, I think you need to try your maths again. £2.14 per MWh (your quoted figure of 214.46p per MWh) is quite a bit less than £92.50 per MWh

US is best place to be a software engineer, salary survey finds

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Re: US is best place to be a software engineer ...

Or be unfortunate enough to have your reproductive organs on the inside

New TLD redirect?

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Re: New TLD redirect?

Except you broke my saved logins and cookie preferences.

And quite frankly, I don't WANT to visit theregister.com, I WANT to visit theregister.co.uk. I don't really care that they're same site underneath, I likes what I likes.

Why couldn't you just have both domains point to the same place without the redirect?

Reach out and touch fake: Hand tracking in VR? How about your own, personal, haptics?

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How much?!

€5000?! You'll not see penny one from me you slags!

Still, interesting concept, here's hoping for a more reasonably priced consumer version in the next decade.

What first attracted Ofcom boss Sharon White to the near-£1m salary offered by John Lewis Partnership?

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Re: But on the bright side

Which is just BT Broadband with a Yorkshire accent

Silence of the vans: Uber adds 'Plz STFU, driver' button to app for posh passengers using Black

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Additional Option Suggestions

How about a "Don't rape me" option too?

Portal to 'HELL' cracks open in street – oh sorry, it's just another pothole

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Been there, done that

Got the cheque from the water company. Didn't think to go to the local papers about it though.

In my case I just wrote a letter to the local council roads department explaining what happened and got a reply saying to fill in the included form.

Filled in the form (in triplicate) and sent it in. It was then sent back, queried, lost, found, subjected to public enquiry, lost again, and finally buried in soft peat for three months and recycled as firelighters. Then I finally got a letter from the water company with a cheque for the cost of two new alloys and two new tyres.

Airbnb host thrown in the clink after guest finds hidden camera inside Wi-Fi router

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Re: There are FOUR lights!

During the interview the suspect only made one comment, repeatedly.

Actually, come to think of it, I imagine the Chinese police interview techniques aren't far off of the Cardassians.

Hate e-scooters? Join the club of the pals of 190 riders in Austin TX who ended up in hospital

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Re: less CO2?

While I get the point you are getting at, as an owner of a car with an EA189 engine, I'm not sure you should be quoting VW about CO2 emissions.

Veteran vulture Andrew Orlowski is offski after 19 years at The Register

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Phone reviews

I hope you'll be leaving directions to the Post Box and fruit market for whoever will be taking over the phone reviews, otherwise we'll have nothing to compare the cameras with

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin successfully lobs another capsule beyond the edge of space

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No luck catching them orbits then?

Seems like an expensive way of not going anywhere to me.

Kent bloke incurs the anchor of local council after fly-tipping boat

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Some of these boat puns are just oarful

Two Arkansas dipsticks nicked after allegedly taking turns to shoot each other while wearing bulletproof vests

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Re: It's hard to think of anything more boneheadedly stupid...

My favourite is the guy who got his wife to shoot him with a Desert Eagle, while he held an encyclopedia.


Sadly, he doesn't qualify for a Darwin on account of having already bred.

McAfee – the completely sane guy, not the biz – told to fork out $25m over 'torture, murder' of his Belize neighbor

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Re: A New Career for Former Anti-Virus Guy

He did have a go last time, but I think he was deemed too sane and trustworthy

UK tech has a month left to bare gender pay gaps, but less than a fifth of firms have ponied up

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Re: Sewage Disposal

There are plenty of women working as nurses, health care assistants, carers and the like that deal with shit every day

Long phone is loooong: Sony swipes at flagship fatigue with 21:9 tall boy

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Re: 21:9 ratio, you say

Try putting it in your trousers instead

Hungover this morning? Thought 'beer before wine and you'll be fine'? Boffins prove old adage just isn't true

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Re: white wine and lager beer

I think the Ethics committee might have something to say about deliberately trying to see off your volunteers

Clever girl: SpaceX's Mars-bound Raptor engine looks like it works just fine

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Blue Origin first?

"Blue Origin beat SpaceX to the fiery-end-down-landing-first crown"

Are you sure about that El Reg? Weren't SpaceX doing fiery-end-down-landings with Grasshopper long before Bezos launched his rocket-powered dildo?

Look out, kids. Your Tinder account is about to be swamped by old people... probably

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"The actual cost to Tinder-owner Match is only going to be $25 multiplied by the number of old folk who bother to apply for it. It could reach $5.75m if all estimated 230,000 users that are entitled to the payment apply, but on average only five per cent of class action users actually hear about or bother, so it will likely cost the biz less than $300,000."

Gee, if only there was some way to disseminate such useful information, like say by some kind of online tech news outlet. Nah, crazy idea.

Seriously though, I'm over 30, I'm on Tinder, how do I get my 25 buck-a-roos?

The Iceman cometh, his smartwatch told the cops: Hitman jailed after gizmo links him to Brit gangland slayings

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Re: A lesson

Guns for show, knifes for a pro

£10k offer to leave firm ASAP is not blackmail, Capita told by judge

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Hey, where's my £10k?

I left Crapita several months ago (best thing I ever did), for free! If I'd have known that they would have paid me ten grand to leave I would have done it a lot sooner!

GTA gamer cuffed, charged after PS4 live mic allegedly overheard him raping teen girl

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I think Amazon, Microsoft, and Google would much rather you didn't think about it.

Great Scott! Is nothing sacred? US movie-goers vote Back To The Future as most-wanted reboot

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Re: Do it in style

"I for one am looking forward to the reboot, mostly for the rebooted sequel, so that I can get a super accurate preview of what 2050 will look like!"

It's already been done, it was called "Idiocracy"

Brit smart meter biz blamed Apple's iPhone 7 launch for its late taxes

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Rules for thee, but not for me

"He described VAT paid to the company by its suppliers but not yet due to HMRC as "an interest-free loan" from the taxman"

I could say the same thing about my student loan payments, that HMRC are happy to hang on to for a year, earning interest for them and costing it for me, before passing on to the SLC.

Boffins get fish drunk to prove what any bouncer already knows

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Re: University of Portsmouth?

I'm surprised they resorted to using fish for this study, a night in Guildhall Square would have given them more than enough data with many willing volunteers

It's a phone with a peel, but you'll have to wait a bit more for retro Nokia

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Hmm, this gives me an idea

I'm going to make a fake version of this that does nothing but plays Banana Phone, over and over and over again.

Facebook insists it has 'no plans' to exploit your personal banking info for ads – just as we have 'no plans' to trust it

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We're not saying don't connect your bank account to Facebook

No? Well I am.


If you store your data, I tell you I'm your man: You flash some, lose some, all arrays to me

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Bravo headline writer

I don't usually read these storage round-ups because I have no interest in them (although I'm sure they're excellent if you do), but I just had to come and say bravo for that headline. Have one of these for Lemmy ->

Lauri Love's US extradition appeal judges reserve decision

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United States of Cardassia

In cases like this, the US "Justice" System reminds me a lot of the Cardassian system.

"DUKAT: How barbaric. On Cardassia, the verdict is always known before the trial begins. And it's always the same.

SISKO: In that case, why bother with a trial at all?

DUKAT: Because the people demand it. They enjoy watching justice triumph over evil every time. They find it comforting."

You mean Google updated its smartwatch OS and nobody noticed?

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Another lover of the SW3 here. The transflective display is definitely the best thing about it, and the micro USB port means I can charge it at my desk if it needs a top up. I use mine to track my lunchtime walks with Google Fit, set reminders for my sieve of a brain, see my shopping list while shopping, get Google Authenticator and Steam Guard codes, and set timers for various things.

The battery seems to be giving out though, so I might need a replacement soon, but it would really have to have:

Android Wear

Non flat tyre, Transflective display

Standard charging port (micro USB, or I guess USB C)

Ideally, heart rate monitor and sufficiently waterproof to be used while swimming, but could live without those.

Shiver me timbers! 67cm Playmobil pirate ship sets sail for Caribbean

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To paraphrase slightly

"Or, as my son puts it, plastic gives way to steel, especially very large steel that could crush you and not leave a trace."

"Mr Dent. Have you any idea how much damage this container ship would suffer if I just let it sail over your yatch?"

"No, how much?"

"None at all"

Giza geezers' muon-geyser visor reveals Great Pyramid's hidden void surpriser

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Headline Award

I hope you guys get awards for the best headlines, because this would be a winner for sure.

VPN logs helped unmask alleged 'net stalker, say feds

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Big Brother

Goodbye PureVPN

Welp, time to ditch my PureVPN account then, since they can't provide the service they've advertised (no logs). NordVPN any good?

Sole Equifax security worker at fault for failed patch, says former CEO

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He's right y'know

He's right, this whole mess is entirely the fault of one individual, and that individual is:

Rick Smith

Spotify just can't wash those songwriters out of its hair

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"Why is this so F’ing hard?"

Yes, why is this so F'ing hard? Shirley it should be that Spotify pays the record label/artist and then the record label/artist pays the songwriter and whoever else they have to. But then that's far too simple a solution and doesn't involve enough lawyers skimming off the top.

Web crash and pricing errors hit Argos

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"It's actually the laminated book of dreams. To catch the tears of joy.

But they get a chocolate coin for trying."

Only a chocolate coin? Not an Egg of Numbing Inevitability?

China crackdown: VPN vendor gets prison

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Big Brother

Coming Soon™ to a Britain near you!

So, Nokia. What makes you think the world wants your phones?

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Please Please Please

Add a removable battery and waterproofing and you can replace my Galaxy S5. Please.

London cops urged to scrap use of 'biased' facial recognition at Notting Hill Carnival

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"So now they're trying to improve it's 'teaching' against non-white/non-males and you think this is a bad thing?"

Yes, when they're "teaching" it against a non-consenting public with the consequence of the removal of liberty, I would say that that is a Bad Thing™. If they really want to teach it, get some volunteers, don't use the general public as your guinea pigs.

She's arrived! HMS Queen Lizzie enters Portsmouth Naval Base

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Doing Gods Work

Good on El Reg for giving us Liz's vital stats in units we can all easily understand. I was most disappointed when the Beeb failed to report how many double-decker buses long she is, but am most satisfied to read that she's a nice round 2000 linguine.

Ofcom fines Three £1.9m over vulnerability in emergency call handling

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"Though the doctor could give advice that might be able to help in situations such as a heart attack."

Yes, it's "Dial 999 and get to a bloody hospital"

Uber sued after digging up medical records of woman raped by driver

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Travis 2.0

Hopefully it involves a complete rewrite, and not just a series of patches on the buggy base code

This is where UK's Navy will park its 65,000-tonne aircraft carriers

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Nice Jetty you've got there

Just don't let Sub-Lieutenant Phillips anywhere near it.

Stop us if you've heard this one before: Seamen spread over California

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"The Perdix drones, 6- by 12-inch propeller-powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), were fired out of the flare dispensers of the aircraft"

Are you sure about that El Reg? Because from the video it looked to me more like they were dropped from a special purpose pod mounted on a weapon hardpoint.

Also, that noise they make is terrifying.

Yorkshire council hit with prolonged web outage

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Sub-head correction

"When's't bin man coming?"

How-to terror manuals still being sold by Apple, Amazon, Waterstones

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Books schmooks

They're showing re-runs of MacGyver on the telly, that's teaching me how to make explosives out of pretty much anything!

NASA sets fire to stuff in SPAAACE. On purpose. Because science

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Sample 9 – plexiglass at window-thickness

Hmm, if your space windows are on fire, you're having a bad day. But at least the fire won't be your problem for very long.

Microsoft deletes Windows 10 nagware from Windows 7 and 8

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Too late

I can no longer trust any of the updates coming from Windows Update after this debacle.

I haven't installed any of the monthly rollup updates as I don't trust them to not have all of the telemetry crap.

I now only install the security related updates and only if I feel they're absolutely necessary after reading the KB page. If I didn't use my PC for gaming I'd probably be on Mint or something else by now.

Quantum comms succeed over metro-scale fibre networks

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Beam me up, Scotty

Yes, well, this is all very nice, but let's get to the really important question:

How much closer are we to getting Star Trek style Transporters?

International Space Station astros prepare to rejoin us Earthlings

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Re: Honkin big engines

Wouldn't you then have a problem that all of your gravity was at the back, until you start braking and then it's suddenly at the front?

Well, unless you flip the ship around to do the braking. Still, you'd have to design your interior to be like a skyscraper and not like a submarine.