* Posts by Lloyd

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Sony unveils third-gen 'portable' PS2

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Bleedin ell

Flogged mine on e-bay 2 months ago, got a staggering £96 for it and 14 games. Although I'm now quite happy with my wii thank you.

'PlayStation-deprived' teen admits part in plot to pop parents

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Um

His surname wasn't Bush by any chance was it?

Jordan mulls mamtastic epitaph

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Or how about

"The Worlds greatest mum", she did win mum of the year didn't she? Although how she did when her oldest son ran into a mirror whilst unattended kind of beggars belief.

TV-Links man: 'I'm no master criminal'

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Paris Hilton

The burglary analogy is flawed

The information was already in the public domain so a better analogy would be to say that if a newspaper were to mention that Kate Moss (listing her address) was away on a photo shoot and someone wrote the pertinent information down and then distributed it in the form of a flyer, then were Ms Moss' property to be burgled who would be liable? The newspaper or the flyer distributor or simply just the burglar? The information was already in the public domain via the newspaper so the distributor feasibly shouldn't be liable as you could never say where the information came from without catching the burglars and asking them. Even then it would be almost impossible to bring a successful prosecution against the leaflet distributor.

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To be fair

He wasn't hosting the content he was just providing links to the streams or downloads which any google search would have yielded eventually, hardly criminal activity.

L1NUX number plate roars onto eBay

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Currently £5,100??????

Bleedin 'ell, do you have any idea how many pair of socks and sandals you can buy for that?

Neanderthals had key speech gene, researchers say

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Of course they can talk

How else would they have signed us up for the new EU constitution without a referendum?

Did MoD chopper buzz sunbathing au pair?

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Look

until someone starts providing photos of the said au pair I can't possibly give an opinion. Although she will of course need to be wearing the same clothes as she was at the time of the alleged incident!

Plan for 20mph urban speed-cam zones touted

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Mad Mike

Regardless, as a cyclist I'm getting more and more fecked off with cyclists who:

A) wobble all over the bloody road

B) Don't wear helmets

C) Cycle on pavements.

D) Wear MP3 players (how the feck you're supposed to pay attention with them in I don't know).

E) Don't have lights.

In fact I'm almost as cantankerous with other cyclists as I am with car drivers.

Chris Pine steps into Kirk's shoes

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No hope at all

Let's critique:

Zachary Quinto as Spock - good casting, looks like Nimoy and is a good actor.

Simon Pegg as Scotty - Oh dear, on shakey ground already, looks nothing like Doohan (spelt it right this time) and is a comedy actor, are they making Scotty comedic?

Christopher Pike as Kirk - Who? He looks nothing like Kirk.

Karl Urban as Bones - ??? Surely he was called Bones a) because he was a doctor b) because he was a scrawny little fella. Could they not have found someone who at the very least fitted the physical bill and could act? Anyone seen Doom?

Zoe Saldana as Uhura - I can live with this, not perfect but good actress and top eye candy.

Anton Yelchin as Chekov - great actor but too young, coupled with the fact that Chekov only joined after the show had been running a while so makes no sense.

John Cho as Sulu - hurrah another comedy actor playing a serious role, well I just give up, what a shite cast.

Scottish? You're drinking too much

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Mars

You see that

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems, theys muy besh frendsh thay ah, I luv em I du.

George Lucas announces Star Wars TV spin-off

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Hmmm

As I understand it Lucas is doing 2 TV shows, this is just the first one, the other is alleged to be about the round up and wholesale slaughter of the Jedi by the Sith.

US Patent Office decimates Amazon's 1-Click Patent

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Amazon.co.uk

I notice the Amazon.co.uk website has had a bit of a revamp, nice looking new site, shame they haven't changed the URLs in their emails to compensate for it though. I've just had a mail telling me my order has shipped and to click here for tracking, unfortunately here leads to a 404 which is nice.

WTC collapse voted 'most memorable TV moment'

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Hurrah

Either this is all made up or I fit none of their demographics, lets see now:

1. Twin Towers collapse - Yeah, it was memorable.

2. Princess Diana's funeral - No recollection whatsoever, couldn't care less.

3. Moon landing - Wasn't even born.

4. Fall of the Berlin Wall - Yeah, alright memorable.

5. Bob Geldof telling Live Aid viewers to "give us your fucking money" - Never happened so hard to be memorable but I'd have gladly paid to not have to hear another ****ing thing out of Geldof rather than having to listen to a load of dross.

6. Two Ronnies' Four Candles sketch - Comedy genius, Mr Barker at his best.

7. David Brent's dance from The Office - Ricky Gervais is about as funny as finding out that your entire family and all of your close friends have been killed by a particularly virulent strain of STD given to them by an ex-girlfriend, so no, definitely not.

8. Monty Python's Dead Parrot sketch - Getting a bit tired now, they've done better.

9. England's 1966 World Cup win - Wasn't alive but bloody hate football anyway.

10. Assassination of John F Kennedy - Wasn't alive.

Nokia releases 8GB N95 smartphone

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2/3 of a day???

I get a full 24 hours out of mine (the old 2G Card flash version using the mp3 player for 2 hours of the day and games when I'm bored), but if the drive's anything like the N91 then I fully understand that it dies a horrible death.

Allen telescope array begins alien hunt

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Hmmmm

Hold on, has this taken into consideration down time to install MS Tuesday updates and the 3 hours afterwards fixing your server once the update ballses it up, and the further amounts of time to recover your data once it shuts down without asking you because it's a really, really important update, honest.

Simon Pegg to play Scotty

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Jesus

Oops, I made a typo, get a grip people, I'm not going to commit Seppuku because I've offended some trek geek/trolls who post anonymously.

As for Alan Cumming/David Tennant/etc, wouldn't one of the requirements be to actually look like James Doohan?

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Much as I love Mr Pegg's work

That's bloody awful casting. The Canadian from Stargate Atlantis who played the Scottish bloke (no idea what his name was - Beckett?) would've been a much better choice (and James Doolans son backed that choice too).

Rockstar to battle BBFC over Manhunt 2 ban

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Let's be honest here

This game isn't going to appeal to anyone with an IQ in three figures is it? It's aimed at teens who like their violence fix (my generation had all the Stallone/Schwartzenegger nuts too but they were mostly harmless).

If the BBFC knew that parents wouldn't go out an buy an 18 game for little Timmy then they'd give it a certificate unfortunately there are so many knuckle dragging neanderthals out there that do exactly that, that they can't risk someone getting hold of a copy and facing the onslaught if that person then goes out on a rampage (the game automatically becomes responsible at that point for some reason).

UK ID card service mounts birth, marriage, death landgrab

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What everyone seems to be forgetting is

This is a government IT project and as such it will be abandoned after it hits the 800% over budget mark or they'll carry on throwing money at it and it'll never be finished within our lifetime.

Boeing delays 787 Dreamliner

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Airbus

Lost an awful lot of orders because they were honest and said "oops, it's going to be late" so everyone buggered off to Boeing, who kept very quiet about it until now. The moral of the story is "if you want to succeed in big business lie your arse off", but then we all knew that anyway.

MSI lets slip AMD 790FX mobo

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Nice

Be better if they'd post a speed comparison of SATA RAID5 vs SCSI

Only Sky can save digital TV

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Lets see shall we

Up until maybe 5 years ago, the content of SKY was pretty good but now the terrestrial channels are stealing all of the decent programs and Sky has what? The Simpsons, Stargate Atlantis and A Town Called Eureka, it's hardly likely to make you want to sign up, even Virgin 1 and FX are getting more quality programs than Sky. In summary, what a biased load of crap.

Word vuln stars in Patch Tuesday litter

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They'd be great

if they would install without crashing my machine, it seems that certain patches look to install themselves on the drives with the most space, unfortunately this would be the drive I rescinded their permission to which crashes my box.

Note to MS, updates install on the Windows drive or in the case of office, in the office directory, you DO NOT touch other drives on my system, okay?

Nissan builds twirly-cab sideways electric pod-car

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Good Lord

Would it not just be quicker to walk? It's hardly going like a rocket is it? By the time the door had managed to open I could be halfway down the road.

Florida man faces trial for feeding homeless

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Hmmmm

So, presumably mass feeding of any kind in a public park would provoke the same response? Does this mean that that a company picnic in a park with the company paying for the food would be illegal? It might be worth trying it out, make all your employees dress scruffily (the age old stereotype of the homeless person) and go down to the park at lunchtime to partake of some cheesy convestibules provided by "the management".

Bloke buys supercar 'without proper consent from the wife'

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Amazing then

that this came around 2 weeks ago but was about a Suzuki motorbike, must be the same guy or a pair of morons.

BT home router wide open to hijackers

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But why

Would anyone use the free hardware provided by an ISP? I wouldn't trust them to make a hardware decision on my behalf, if you want to be cheap then you only have yourselves to blame.

Almost all CCTV systems are illegal, says expert

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The Office of the Information Commissioner

That would be the department I wrote to complaining about being spammed by a UK company, whom I had unsubscribed from, emailed customer services, written to and eventually reported to no avail. I did get a letter back from the OIC telling me that they had no powers to prosecute spammers and that they had written a letter to this company telling them not to do it. I'm still recieving the emails, which all goes to prove that the OIC is and absolute waste of time and money.

Vodafone billing woes continue

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Strangely

I haven't received my paper bill for this month but seeing as last month 4M of my 120M data package was free and the other 80M they charged me for I don't expect anything other than another work of fiction.

Caves spotted on Mars

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Duh

They obviously have big worms in them like the one that tried to eat the Millenium Falcon in the Empire Strikes Back.

US teacher fired for non-literal bible reading

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Does this mean

I could work my way up the ladder at work by getting my colleagues fired for denigrating my worship of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (praise be to his noodly appendages)?

Girlie website's user data blunder

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Yeah

Cos that would be terrabytes of storage at the very least, not like you could dump the few thousand names over to a csv and bung it on a CD, it would obviously require the manpower and infrastructure of the NHS IT project.

Home cinema kit goes 3D

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Hmmm

Could they not feasibly write "mug me" across the front of the visor (cheap baseball bat type thing).

Mozilla creates start-up to recruit email developers

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Makes sense

At the moment there aren't that many add ons for T-Bird, I remember having to hunt high and low to get hold of a backup/restore product for it, although this has now improved, they still have a way to go.

Church hall bans 'unchristian' yoga for nippers

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It's an old story

But I'll bite anyway.

Have you seen some of these yoga mums and the clothes they wear to do yoga in? Definitely not for kids but certainly MILF material.

Vodafone takes one on the chin for billing problems

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Yep

I love the fact that actually have to chase them about screwing up your bill before they admit that it's screwed. If you don't check your monthly bill from them they'll take every penny you have for calls, texts and data that you never used.

Nepal fixes Boeing 757 with goat sacrifice

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I Wonder.....

If BAA could use this to get their quite frankly astronomical queues down to under 2 hours?

BBC confirms Doctor Who series five

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Chris Eubank

And his time travelling truck.

Wii named fastest-selling console in UK history

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Well

I'm not allowed a PS3 or X-Box 360, my wife will only let me have a wii because she likes the games on it.

PlusNet blasts email into blackhole (again)

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And that ladies and gentlemen

is precisely the sort of shit service you can expect from PlusNet which is precisely why I told them what to do with their service last month.

Livid woman torches ex-hubby's wedding tackle

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If it was in Oz

You could have had "woman chucks another shrimp on the barbie".

I'll get me coat.

Google will carpet YouTube with 'overlay' ads

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Come on people

You're all techies and use Firefox so just download the freebie ad-blocker, it gets rid of all the shockwave junk for you.

Natalie Portman: Attack of the Film Fans

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Let's break it down

1. Hayden Christensen = can't act

2. Ben Affleck = can't act and Jennifer Lopez = can't act

3. Orlando Bloom = can't act

4. Madonna = can't act

5. Catherine Zeta Jones = can't act and Sean Connery = can act but only 1 character in different forms.

6. Hugh Grant = bloody irritating and Andie MacDowell = can't act

7. Ben Affleck = can't act

8. Tom Cruise = can't act

Tesla electric supercar may be delayed

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Well

I read a review of this little fella in the Sunday Times In Gear mag a few weeks ago, it was written by Jay Leno as Clarkson was on holiday (I don't quite follow that thinking but I digress). Anyway, about halfway through Leno's evangelising about how wonderful this car was it occurred to me that he'd never actually seen one let alone driven one. The entire article was based on all the bumph he'd been given by Teslas marketing department making it a big free 2 page ad for the car. This all now makes sense as the car doesn't live up to it's claims so there's no way he could have actually reviewed it.

Camera pole puts you in the frame

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In the words of Mr T

"I pity the fool!"

Who on earth would buy this? You can't even see the photo you're taking!

World's oldest person pops clogs at 114

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RIP

But living across 3 centuries, how cool would that be? Only another 94 years to find out, although 10 centuries would be preferable.

Power gadget set to cut electricity bills

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Yes, but

Will it work through bookcases or is it line of sight? My plug socket for the TV, DVD, Sky, DVD Recorder, Amplifier, etc is behind my bookcases (the hardback section to be precise) will it switch it off?

Chav-hunting toffs cop some flack

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Have to say

I was expecting a lot more from it. I wanted at the very least shotguns blasting burberry left right and centre, how about a little ketchup here and there to make it look bloody and barbaric? Unlike happy slapping no one was actually injured in the filming of this which seems to point to the use of extreme violence on actual chavs in a remake in order to allow it to stay up.

Trevor Baylis cranks multimedia up a notch

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I'm with Rob on this one

I have enough of kids with their bloody mobile phones on busses without some plank watching video through a crappy tinpot speaker on a bus, remove it from the device and it becomes properly portable.

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