* Posts by Hig Hurtenflurst

16 publicly visible posts • joined 4 Jul 2007

Forget the climate: Fatties are a much bigger problem - study

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Re: McKinsey Global Group should be included in the own graph.

The Shoe Event Horizon may be sooner than you think.

I'M SO SORRY, sobs Rosetta Brit boffin in 'sexist' sexy shirt storm

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Re: Your comments confirm misogynist attitudes in IT

Some astonishingly good extrapolation there: you are Trin Tragula and I claim my five pounds.

Tim Cook: Apple's 'closer than it's ever been' to releasing new product range

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'...exactly what sort of products was set to roll out...'

Ignoring the (presumably) deliberate misinterpretation of the quotation which does imply the release of impending new iGoodies rather than any old ones, the sense of moral^h^h^h^h^h grammatical superiority didn't last long.


It! Started! With! A! GIF!... Yahoo! Actually! Buys! Tumblr! for! $1bn!

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Re: Lame! Yahoo! Headlines!

A reference to Big Electric Cat and Indiscipline in the comments today - is it Belew Day perchance?

Forget 'climate convert' Muller: Here's the real warming blockbuster

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Re: That answers that

Very brief research.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitch_Lake

Palin didn't know Africa is a continent, McCain aides say

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Paris Hilton

@ac 20:44 and Presidential Duties

Douglas Adams* mentioned the point of a president is to draw attention away from power rather than actually wield it - though to be fair he was referring to the President of the Universe


* Yes I know!

Jezza Clarkson cops flak for 'truckers murder strumpets' gag

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Paris Hilton

How many?

IIRC The BBC got two complaints about R&B after the show (i.e. before the media went hatstand about it), so looks like poor old JC is going down for a long stretch!

Sarah Palin's words get data mined

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Paris Hilton

URL better than article?

Thought I was missing something!

Artemis Fowl scribe to pen sixth Hitchhiker's novel

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Leave me out of it!

Didn't even make those derivative books!


Old ships' logs show temporary global warming in 1730s

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@Geoff Webber

Tall penguins or low bird table?

Tardy Apple finally releases DNS patch

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I for one was delighted to see the "Bwah ha ha" that shows Webster is alive and well - and let's face it, the tardy/MacTard opportunity was too good to miss.

We can all relax again, safe in the knowledge that the quality of comments on El Reg will once again have no lower limit.

Can we have some icons that range from -11 all the way up to 11 please?


The Moderatrix will see you now

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Why do we have boffins...

... if they can't invent something environmentally amusing like a carbon-based sole? (shoe component that is, not fish)

Reaper aerial killbot harvests its first fleshies

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Nothing to do with anything, but happened to put on some music long since ignored and read the last of these comments to:

"Forward he cried from the rear

and the front rank died.

And the general sat and the lines on the map

moved from side to side. "

Just seemed apt.

Genetics boffins on the verge of artificial bacteria

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@Anonymous Coward

"with none of the extra genes that might possibly be used for defense against other organisms, or offense in infectious processes"

Haven't followed this and know nothing about genetics, but doesn't that assume one already knows the purpose/effect of each gene (either alone or in combination)?

Movie pirate forced to ditch Linux

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Law | Ass


Linux media centre integrates YouTube

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Is it just me...

Or does every new bit of h/w have to be YouTubed up? Freedom to publish is fine and dandy but I'd love to know which is greater:

one drop / one ocean


worth viewing YouTube content / one seventh of all YouTube content

Guess I'm not the first, but just wondered.