* Posts by Lewis Wernham

19 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Jul 2007

Hurt yourself? Try f**king swearing

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Pee po belly bum drawers

That is all.

Apple takes Snow Leopard for walk

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No upgrade price for Europe?

I notice that while the US page states:

"Coming September 2009 with every new Mac.

Upgrade from Mac OS X Leopard for just $29."

…yet the UK and various European pages make no mention of the upgrade price. A mistake, or are we going to get shafted?

NASA licences rat-wee based astronaut sports drink

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@John Kirkwood

Actually it's an ale. ;)


Prison warders told to can 'hurtful' language

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'..."handicapped", the latter axed because it derives from “cap in hand” which apparently infers disabled people are beggars.'

Oh no, not this one again. That's an urban myth:


BOFH: The paperless cafeteria

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'Transuranic heavy metals may not be used where there is life'

Sapphire and Steel reference FTW!

Satnav turtle locates cannabis stash

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Tortoise vs Turtle

From Wikipedia:


Although the word "turtle" is widely used to describe all members of the order Testudines, it is also common to see certain members described as terrapins, tortoises or sea turtles as well. Precisely how these alternative names are used, if at all, depends on the type of English being used.

* British English normally describes these reptiles as turtles if they live in the sea; terrapins if they live in fresh or brackish water; or tortoises if they live on land. However, there are exceptions to this where American or Australian common names are in wide use, as with the Fly River turtle.

* American English tends to use the word turtle for all species regardless of habitat, although tortoise may be used as a more precise term for any land-dwelling species. Oceanic species may be more specifically referred to as sea turtles. The name "terrapin" is strictly reserved for the brackish water diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin; the word terrapin in this case being derived from the Algonquian word for this animal.[1]

* Australian English uses turtle for both the marine and freshwater species but tortoise for the terrestrial species.

Is Microsoft's Silverlight evil?

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Now that is weird. I find the performance of Silverlight to be better on Safari than on Firefox, at least on the 800k streams at mlb.tv, haven't really had the chance to try any other sites. For me the advantage is that it seems to support DRMed Windows Media content that Flip4Mac does not and definitely outperforms it.

Thanks for the heads-up on Flash 10, I'll have a butchers.

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@By Tom Chiverton

"Does Silverlight *really* work on Linux or Mac ? No ?"

Seems to work just fine on my Mac (Mac Mini, 1.5GHz Core Solo) for watching mlb.tv streams. I get better performance using Silverlight than if I used Flip4Mac.

Considering the well-known crappy implementation of Flash on the Mac platform I'll carry on using Silverlight, thank you.

Music biz proposes 'iPod tax' in return for format-shift freedom

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The idea is bad enough...

...but as for this bit:

"The MBG... wants the levy to be decided by the music industry and device makers rather than government."

3 words: Feck. Right. Off.

Ofcom slaps Beeb for Live Earth swearing

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Oh no!

A whole fucking 22 motherfuckers complained! The poor fucking fuckers. Fuck 'em!

Remembering the Coleco Adam

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Re: One upmanship

Best I can manage is an MGT Sam Coupé, still with all original packaging and manuals. Now that's a machine I'd like to see on This Old Box.

Man buys MacBook Air, pulls it apart, takes pics

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re: '16 1Gb chips'!?

That's 16 x 1 gigabit chips, not gigabyte. ;)

16 x 1Gb = 2GB

Apple hit with another class action

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I must have missed the update…

…that prevented iPods from playing MP3s. Also, my current version of iTunes must be broken as it seems to be able to rip my own CDs.

Texas Instruments stands out with 3D TV

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So it's basically an updated version of the old Sega 3D glasses then?

Moller touts flying-saucer hovercar, again

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re: String and wires

I did notice on the Beeb's video that there was a very large crane visible in the background of both of the shots of the vehicles "flying"…

'Screw the Long Tail'? Not us!

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Surely if it's a long tail the icon for the story should be a rat rather than a hamster?


Boffins build miniature robot Jesus

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Am I the only one…

…whose mind transposed the "N" and "T" in the "CUTNPASTE" acronym?

Chinese fight rat plague with giant saucepan

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Onna stick?

Sounds like something Disembowel-Meself-Honourably Dibhala would sell…

El Reg seeks ultimate 'nom de sex'

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Much better if I use my mother's maiden name…

Pussy Seaman sounds *much* better than Pussy Alton. :D