* Posts by Nicholas Nada

19 posts • joined 10 Sep 2014

Beware the Friday afternoon 'Could you just..?' from the muppet who wants to come between you and your beer

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"the landlord's daughter was not keen on protection"

Pretty sure there's a song about that in the Wicker Man

Dine crime: Chippy sells deep fried Xmas dinner

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Re: Xmas dinner?


I love a URL with so much info that I don't need to read the article.

Bedroom design outfit slapped with £160k fine for 1.6 million spam calls

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We'll always have Connie's Bathrooms

A newish but notable feature of the east-Glasgow landscape (or 'blight on' depending on point of view), Connie's approach to advertising is to get an old taxi or van, bolt a bathtub to the top of it, stick a mannequin in the bath, and park it somewhere. Not sure I'd ever hire them, but they're certainly the first name to come to mind when thinking of bathroom fitters.

The law of run Nintendo consequences: Sega brings out mini Mega Drive / Genesis

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Re: Smaller and Far away....

For a truly portable gaming experience, you'd want a Segway Megadrive.

Maplin shutdown sale prices still HIGHER than rivals

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70s Catalogue Covers

I love the sci-fi covers their catalogues had back in the 70s.


(excuse the Google image search link, it's the only collection of images my work PC will let me access!)

Meet R2-DILDO: 'Star Wars' sex toys? This is where the fun begins

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Re: Calls in to question all sorts of quotes from the films, doesn't it?

"Almost there... almost there..."

Poor NASA sods sent to spend Xmas in Antarctic ahead of satellite launch

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Poor sods?

A guaranteed white Christmas and many, many miles from family - where do I sign up?

'My PC needs to lose weight' says user with FAT filesystem

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I once asked a user to right-click on the desktop and they moved their mouse off the mousemat.

You know what, maybe Tabby's star ate a planet, ponder space eggheads

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Re: "it's light isn't stable"...?

Blimey - "illiteracy" is a bit strong for a simple typo. I mean, I expect hyperbole from random posters... so you didn't disappoint, I suppose.

Anti-smut law dubs PCs, phones 'pornographic vendor machines', demands internet filters

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...and the laaaaaand

...of the fee

'Ultimate Team' scheme: EA hackers charged for stealing in-game coins

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Explain how you "counterfeit" something by convincing a printer to emit copies of some banknotes.

'Alien megastructure' Tabby's Star: Light is definitely dimming

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Re: Pandora's star

From now on, all Dyson Sphere workers must be ionized.

ZX Printer's American cousin still in use, 34 years after purchase

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Re: Good tip

Japan - they love their faxes over there.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Star Wars Special Editions

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Koona t'chuta, Solo?

I'm fine with all the special edition changes except Han not shooting first, as it messes up his narrative development. His was the redemption story - a rogue and a smuggler, you're supposed to think that this is a dangerous man that Luke and Obi Wan are having to trust here. The kind to shoot first, who's only out for himself and the money he can make to pay off the debts he owes to gangsters.

That's where he comes from, so when he shows up at the end to help save the day, after apparently taking his money and leaving, it's meant to be a surprise. If he wasn't a bit of a bad guy to begin with then it's no surprise when he shows up to play the good guy at the end.

Nintendo plugs new prez into games console giant

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Nintendo plugs new prez into games console giant

If he doesn't work, try taking him out and blowing into his bottom.

We tried using Windows 10 for real work and ... oh, the horror

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Re: Is it possible that in going from 8 to 10 they've skipped the decent release?

Judging from the screenshots, you'll have to make do with Tab Clear.

Lenovo to customers: We only just found out about this Superfish vuln – remove it NOW

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This isn't even my final Phorm.

City hidden beneath England's Stonehenge had HUMAN ABATTOIR. And a pub

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Re: Have a pint on me!

and you do not want to touch the complimentary nuts.

TROUT and EELS in SINISTER PACT to RULE the oceans

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...the Eel Trout Alliance.


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