* Posts by Dr_N

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Ready to slip into your suitca... or not: Logitech wheels out new 'travel-sized' version of MX Master 3

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Pffft

Call that a travel mouse?! Elecom Capclip FTW.

Need a slightly larger mouse with USB RF dongle and runs on an alkaline battery? HP Z3700: They can be had for a tenner

TCL's latest e-ink tech looks good on paper, but Chinese giant will have to back up extraordinary claims

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Re: Would love It

Kindle Keyboard also plays Audiobook

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Re: Great

Onyx are apparently bringing out a Boox fully eInk phone.

Two arrested in Congo after Google Loon mobe balloon meets terra firma more than 1,000km from operating area

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Sky Pirates

It's the only logical explanation.

TikTok CEO quits after less than three months in the job

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Re: 'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman

Nice one.

Autonomous robots that can be injected? Not as far off as it sounds, say boffins, thanks to new ion-powered silicon legs

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Re: Just wondering

Only if you are bitten by a bat, whilst standing next to a 5G tower.

Chinese State media uses new release of local Linux to troll Trump

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Re: Google Translate at its best...

Oum, I don't know...

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Re: Google Translate at its best...

And to confuse things even further, Milky Bar is know as Galak in France.

Norfolk's second-greatest cultural export set for return with 3-metre monument in honour of the Turkey Twizzler

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Re: I'll probably get roasted for this but...

CliveS> includes a Croissant with 38g of fat ( a Macdonalds hamburger contains 8.5g)

I'm guessing you don't cook or bake much if you're pulling up someone for using butter in a croissant.

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Re: I'll probably get roasted for this but...

All Johnny-come-Lately-s compared to the original, Mr K. Floyd.

First alligators, then dogs, now Basil Fawlty is trying to standardise social distancing measures

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Re: Oh I am having that one.

https://youtu.be/jZq6UOiBu_Y

Clue's in the name: Samsung's next Galaxy Note line captures scrawls with responsive stylus then punts them over to a PC

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Pint

Not if they are asking, "What would you like to drink?"

Google to pull plug on Play Music, its streaming service that couldn't beat Spotify, in favour of YouTube Music

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WTF?

Damn

Will have to find another free service to use as a back up.

Elite name on Brit scene sponsors retro video games preservation project at the Centre for Computing History

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Tribbles/Trubbles

I picked up a nasty infection on my C64 version with the Sprites handily blocking your view.

Bill Gates debunks 'coronavirus vaccine is my 5G mind control microchip implant' conspiracy theory

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Re: Gates' problem

Charles 9> and any source you cite will be guaranteed to be denied by someone else,

Given the 1st half-dozen Google.co.uk search returns all came back agreeing, I didn't think it needed citations. I did double-check in my trusty copy of The Economist Style Guide just in case there was some creative writing reason. But nah. that agreed too: Apostrophe before, not after decades. And not for plurals either.

But then I'm not an arts & humanities graduate and only went to a state school. So virtually self taught on the language side. So what do I know. I'll leave it to the experts.

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Re: Gates' problem

Ones' free to put apostrophe's where one like's.

That doe'sn't make you right.

Decades do not have apostrophes.

Plural numbers do not have apostrophes: Fleet of Boeing 747s and Airbus A350s.

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Re: Gates' problem

And also don't know how to use an aposthrophe.

Same people who write 60's & 70's instead of '60s & '70s.

What the duck? Bloke keeps getting sent bathtime toys in the post – and Amazon won't say who's responsible

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Re: Were they lost from a catainer in the Pacific?

A very small pencil

Eye see you're having surgery: Origami inspires tiny, super-accurate robot surgeon

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I've seen Logan's Run

No thanks.

Cabinet Office takes over control of UK government data: Mundane machinery or Machiavellian manoeuvrings?

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Re: Cummins is a slippy f**ker

Is that any way to talk about a head of state like President Cummings?

UK intel committee on Russia: Social media firms should remove state disinformation. What was that, MI5? ████████?

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Re: seen no evidence of successful interference in the EU Referendum

It's neither here nor there.

As long as you supported and aided brexit then you are a friend of the brexiteers. No matter who you are or what you did, you are forgiven and/or feted. The end justifies the means.

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Re: big fat nothing burger

Cedric>As for MI5, after reading the report this morning I wrote to them directly to thank them for not interfering with UK elections. Thank fuck they recognise the dangers of that.

Did you use green ink?

Apple warns developers API tweaks will flow from style guide changes that remove non-inclusive language

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Re: Yeah, that's going to work out alright!

Ian Joyner> Vi – an outdated text editor. Some programmers can never get away from such primitive tools.

I'm not a "programmer" and I use it daily. It is the only editor you're sure to find installed on any system you log onto as a field engineer. Hoping your favourite "feature rich" editor will be available is just foolishness.

Pitchfork at the ready. Icon burning nicely.

When Apollo met Soyuz: 45 years ago, Americans and Russians played together nicely... IN SPAAAAACE

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Re: LOL, and what if it's all a hoax?

Moon landing conspiracy guff only really took-off[sic] after the release of Capricorn One.

Some people have real trouble with fact vs fiction. The internet has now amped this up to 11.

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Re: LOL, and what if it's all a hoax?

TL;DR

Too Lunatic; Didn't Read.

Privacy Shield binned after EU court rules transatlantic data protection arrangements 'inadequate'

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Re: Good

Warm Braw> Fortunately, we've taken back control so we can invent our own social media: writing abusive messages on scraps of paper and chucking them out of car windows at passing strangers should be an adequate Twitter substitute, for example.

Litter™®

Linus Torvalds banishes masters, slaves and blacklists from the Linux kernel, starting now

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Re: How's my virtue signalling?

I'll bow out at where I came in, being incredulous at what you posted:

"Where did the white man buy his black slave? From the black slave trader who enslaved others to sell. The slave practice which has been (and still is in some places) applied around the world."

If you are ok posting that as a response to someone trying to have a little empathy and understanding about a generational, painful and complex story then as I said above to jake, fill your boots. And be thankful we'll never find ourselves on the wrong end of any of it.

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Re: How's my virtue signalling?

Phil O'Sophical>No-one has suggested that this is a "Black-on-Black thing"

It's all about building up the narrative to excuse slavary, segregation and also the current situation/status quo, isn't it ?

And down-playing or misdirecting by taking cues from current alt.right/supremacist tropes makes me question their use.

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Re: How's my virtue signalling?

It's a misdirect, isn't it? Some whataboutery.

Centuries of abuse, exclusion and baked-in discrimination shrugged off with some spurious and disingenious arguments such as, "Ah well, they brought it on themselves!" and "It's a Black-on-Black thing!"

I guess as long as one isn't on the recieving end this kind of sophistry and handwashing is appealing. Fill your boots.

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Re: How's my virtue signalling?

That's a, "Yes." then?

I know you hold some "edgy" ideas but I honestly didn't think they went that far. How wrong was I.

Or are you just parroting something from your guru, Tim? Again.

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Re: How's my virtue signalling?

codejunky> "Where did the white man buy his black slave? From the black slave trader who enslaved others to sell. The slave practice which has been (and still is in some places) applied around the world."

WOW. Do you really hold to that?

Tony Blair tells Russian infosec conference that cross-border infosec policies need more gov intervention

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Re: Hellish Opposition is No Ally to Friend and Foe alike.

>who had his own daemons to do battle with?

A golden monkey ?

Soft press keys for locked-down devs: Three new models of old school 60-key Happy Hacking 'board out next month

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Re: Alternatives?

Try browsing for Perixx PERIBOARD. Bought a US 106 key USB one from Amazon in 2016 and it's still clacking like a proper keyboard should. It cost £13.99

TomTom bill bomb: Why am I being charged for infotainment? I sold my car last year, rages Reg reader

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Re: TomTom ....

Fair point!

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TomTom ....

.... yes, I remember them,back at the turn of the century. Maps wasn't it? That were out of date 6 months after you purchased them.

(To be fair the Go810, with a hard disk drive full of world maps, actually saved me a fortune in hirecar satnav rental charges back in the day.)

Rental electric scooters to clutter UK street scenes after Department of Transport gives year-long trial the thumbs-up

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Re: Rental vs privately owned

Rental scooters are a plague. Just take a trip to Austin or any other US city* condemned to deal with them

*Maybe not right now, obviously.

It's National Cream Tea Day and this time we end the age-old debate once and for all: How do you eat yours?

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Re: There is a third option:

Hubert Cumberdale> I like to have apricot jam with bacon and/or sausages

That is just savagery.

Maybe there is hope for 2020: AI that 'predicts criminality' from faces with '80% accuracy, no bias' gets in the sea

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Re: Very dodgy subject

AC> When certain people knock on your door, before they open their mouth, you automatically suspect they are up to no good;

What bollocks. You can't tell someone's predisposition to criminel acts from their face. Every fool knows you need to measure the bumps and lumps on their head! Science. SCIENCE!

Belief in 5G conspiracy theories goes hand-in-hand with small explosions of rage, paranoia and violence, researchers claim

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There is only one way to settle the 5G question.

There is a large section of the public concerned about 5G.

So I propose the UK has a referendum to settle this important national and strategic question.

Let the people hear both sides and let them decide.

You are all welcome.

GitHub to replace master with main across its services

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Re: Appeasement doesnt work

codejunky> "Oh Tim !!! ♡"

Get a room already. What Alan Partridge on Manx radio should understand is that no one cares about what happens on the Isle of Man. Unless it's for fast bikes or avoiding paying taxes.

As opposed to everyone being interested in what's going on in the US right now.

If you're despairing at staff sharing admin passwords, look on the bright side. That's CIA-grade security

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Re: Numpties, the lot of 'em.

Rocket Science isn't real? You've ruined my day.

Bloke rolls up to KFC drive-thru riding horse-drawn cart only to be told: Neigh

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Re: Corporate policy to refuse service to non-standard conveyances?

https://lmgtfy.com/?q=mark+thomas+mcdonalds

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Corporate policy to refuse service to non-standard conveyances?

After Mark Thomas trolled the **** out of the McDriveThru[sic] back in the 90s with cows, clown car and such-like.

In Hancock's half-hour, Dido Harding offers hollow laughs: Cake distracts test-and-trace boss at UK COVID-19 briefing

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Re: Have a go at the policy...

>and her poor choice of words RE: 'cake'.

Fake news. That is a misquote due to bad English translation. It was 'brioche'.

'5G for Five Eyes!' US senator tells Parliamentarians the world would be better without Huawei

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Re: Hysteria

Have a Def Leppard beer.

Spending watchdog doubts UK is capable of managing Brexit and coronavirus info campaigns at the same time

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Re: Very capable

>It's the basic Dom (and Steve) script.

FTFY

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Re: Combined

>They will have to combine them

Brovid?

Covexit?

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Naysayers

Big Dom will see you right:

Big red bus.

Catchphrase.

Images of unicorns and rainbows.

Job done.

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